Personally I've always patronized SLRR for all my camera stuff, only exception being buying my dry cabinet at J316. So far I've dealt with almost all of the SLRR staff on different deals and occasions, and their prices are consistently lower than other shops. Maybe less freebies? No personal experience there, but I find them friendly and approachable, with no trouble getting prices and just browsing. They even recommend specific shops for items they don't carry.
Perhaps only issue is they can be a little blunt and forthright? Can tell it's not hostility? Just that they don't want to waste their time and yours, but if you talk seriously with them and know your stuff, they're actually quite friendly and do offer lots of advice. Matter of getting used to I guess. J316 friendliest though hahaha.
Recently bought from them after calling them for pricing over the phone. On the phone they told me a price, but down at their shop, they said "impossible, no way can sell at that price". But I bought anyway, since they were still cheaper than other shops. But I know now pricing over the phone may not be the actual over the counter pricings.
Just to add that other than that, their service was quite good.
Last edited by micah4; 8th January 2012 at 02:49 PM.
SLRR s one of my fav shops. I got my nex from them after comparing prices at several shops and I find that their service is good.
Bought most of my stuff there. Cheap, good, fast all have
Canon EOS 600D | 17-40 L | 24-105 L | 100 L | 50mm 1.8II | BG-E8
Personally I feel SLRR is ok if you already know your stuff and just simply going there for the price and checking the equipment to see if it works. On a few occasions, their lenses they stock seem to be a bit out of focus. But not sure if it's their fault or manufacture's fault.
D7000 + 50mm
Just to share my experience of being conned.
I was at SLRR on the 5th flr Funan (opps J3.16) and bought a Nikon 60mm AFS Micro lens for SGD920 which I thought was cheap compared to prices quoted by other shops in Funan.
However I was stupidly taken in when they sold me a Marumi Digital High Grade Lens Protect Filter for SGD 130/- which I think costs very very much less elsewhere, just because I thot those guys were honest and was SLRR. I actually wanted a Nikon NC filter or B+W filter but was conned into accepting the Marumi one.
To my surprise their invoice was from Bally Photo Electronics instead of SLRR.
Later on I realised not many shops carry Marumi filters at all.
Well as a tourist ex-singaporean from australia, this I guess will be the last time I shop there.
Nikon D300s coming D600
Yes..their price are usually bit lower and very competitive. I agree.
Btw, not many knew but it seem that SLRR and Bally are under the same boss.
Admittedly after paying the cash, was quite surprised to see a Bally Photo invoice.
Anyhow learnt my lesson, from now will buy only at TK Photo or John 3.16 in future
in the meantime anyone has any idea about Marumi filters ? are they just crap or at least reasonably okay ?
Last edited by matthew1381; 9th January 2012 at 06:20 PM.
Nikon D300s coming D600
Marumi are ok.. But not wonderful. The only issue is.. u paid too much for it.
Than dun try buying from Bally, 1 shop to do business with those that do their homework and another to chop those carrot head... A win win situation for their boss, FYI their boss have 11 more chopper shop in Funan, sim lim & orchard area as well...Originally Posted by Zertelle
I used Marumi filter so far so good. Normally how I test UV filter is I shoot at the strong light if no ghosting i'm good lolz. i onced used an el cheapo filter and to my horror any strong light will cause ghosting
Last edited by albertri; 10th January 2012 at 04:57 PM.
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It's unfair to say that shop is same as SLRR when the shop name and receipt states Bally. They are 2 complete different shops, not a single trace they are related if you visit their shop. It's only when people dig up they found these 2 shops are under the same boss.
1 shop is for tourists, 1 for regulars. Don't mix them together, they are not the same.
I thot Bally is on L2? near ATM, samsonite n Alan photo..
Want to get back to photography