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    Default Re: Kenko CPL filter

    Quote Originally Posted by sakuragiz View Post
    Btw how much difference if u purchase the kenko filter in china?

    I rather get the china import stuff sia. Same thing but u pay more. Haha.
    China prices compared to OP is only slightly cheaper.

    52mm Pro1D protector in OP = $25
    52mm pro1D UV in China = $25

    UV is slightly more ex than the protector. So difference is small (like $5).

    Marumi is a lot cheaper in China, but high end Marumi filters (DHG, Super DHG) are very hard to locate.

    Reflectors, strobes, lightstands, accessories are a lot cheaper (some are around 1/3 of the prices here in SG)
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    Default Re: Kenko CPL filter

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Actually, it is ok la. for a Kenko Pro1D wideband CPL.

    $100 for 77mm and $90 for 72mm but only at OP. OP parallel imports the Kenko filters from China (where it was imported from Japan also), that is why you see china wordings on the anti-counterfeit stickers on the filter box. It is significantly cheaper in China.

    TK's version seems to be a direct import from Japan. They probably took it from the sole agent of Kenko here in Singapore (Cathay Photo, I think)

    Same thing la. But pricing is considered ok.

    FYI, TS, I buy all my Kenko filters from OP in Singapore or in China when I am there. Cheaper. Not everyone sell things at the same prices because different store imports things at different prices, and have different cost structures. You cannot say they rip you off. If they sell it to you for $120, then it is a rip off. As a consumer, you just have to know which store pricing are better for which items.

    Example: TK Foto's pricing on Sirui tripods are amazingly low. Same price if you get it direct in China. With the popularity of the Sirui tripods now, They could have charged a premium for it, but they did not. Sirui is considered one of the top Chinese brands in tripods. And yet, TK sells them for less than many other brands of Chinese made tripods here in SG. They are not a rip off joint la.
    i agree with this... i like their series of tripod and the time the person took to explain each design. sometimes the lower prices in some shop is due to parallel import or because the shop takes a bigger bulk order from the supplier. with bigger bulk order they are able to get at lower cost therefore selling cheaper in some places...

    enjoy your filter is the most impt, go out and shoot~

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    Default Re: Kenko CPL filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan1987 View Post
    i agree with this... i like their series of tripod and the time the person took to explain each design. sometimes the lower prices in some shop is due to parallel import or because the shop takes a bigger bulk order from the supplier. with bigger bulk order they are able to get at lower cost therefore selling cheaper in some places...

    enjoy your filter is the most impt, go out and shoot~
    In the case of Kenko filters, I think it is the matter of that extra middle man (Singapore sole agent).

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