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    anyone have any idea where the best place in the world to buy lenses?
    heard from some of my friends, that it was hong kong.
    some said japan.
    i am in new york now and was quoted almost us$900 for a canon 100mm f/2.8 IS.
    thats almost $1260.
    is that cheaper than singapore?
    a check on canon website quoted the above lens for almost $1569. is that the retail price as well?
    i would like to use this lens for portraits shots and maybe macro photography.
    any input would be appreciated.

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    hmm I personally never bought in hong kong but some CSers here said is cheap and some said if you able to speak their language (cantonese) then probably you can get cheaper.

    but for me I think Indonesia also can be consider cheap leans especially CANON brand but it only 1 year local warranty

    hopefully this will help
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    Quote Originally Posted by kurniled View Post
    hmm I personally never bought in hong kong but some CSers here said is cheap and some said if you able to speak their language (cantonese) then probably you can get cheaper.

    but for me I think Indonesia also can be consider cheap leans especially CANON brand but it only 1 year local warranty

    hopefully this will help
    indonesia?
    wow!! interesting..
    thanx, 1 more place to check out for me then.
    cheers.

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    FYI to check out Indonesia lens prices usually I refer to this
    http://www.oktagon.co.id/ website and
    http://jpckemang.com/
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    Indonesia! I recently purchased from http://www.tokocamzone.com/. Currently here for work. Exchange rate now also quite good
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    wow!! less than $1200 for a brand new canon 100mm f/2.8 IS.
    i am using just that this item to guage the relative price as i am interested in this piece currently.
    much cheaper than singapore.
    new place to take note of if i were to head that way.
    i will probably just hunt around in new york at the moment since i am stuck here for a while.
    thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelight View Post
    anyone have any idea where the best place in the world to buy lenses?
    heard from some of my friends, that it was hong kong.
    some said japan.
    i am in new york now and was quoted almost us$900 for a canon 100mm f/2.8 IS.
    thats almost $1260.
    is that cheaper than singapore?
    a check on canon website quoted the above lens for almost $1569. is that the retail price as well?
    i would like to use this lens for portraits shots and maybe macro photography.
    any input would be appreciated.
    There is no one place that is the best and cheapest to buy lens.

    Different lenses will be cheapest in different countries.

    Even Nikon lenses, some models are cheaper in HK, some in China, some in Singapore, some in USA.

    Sigma lenses are cheaper in USA.

    Tamron lenses get 6 year warranty in USA.

    and the list goes on.......

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    thank you for the contributions guys.
    will go hunt in new york now.
    it's 0755 in the morning.
    shd any of u need to check/ buy anything ,
    PM me,
    subject to size of equipment though.
    cheers

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    i think hong kong is cheap because they dont have gst except restaurants

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    depends on exchange rate at that point in time...
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    USA, HK, yes, cheap.

    Definitely NOT Japan, strange but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovesoftpawn View Post
    Definitely NOT Japan, strange but true.
    But you can get the rarest and minty lens, of cos at a price where no other place maybe having.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnet6 View Post
    But you can get the rarest and minty lens, of cos at a price where no other place maybe having.
    +1

    Especially rare MF lenses. All kept in impeccable condition!

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