best place to buy lenses?


Jun 8, 2010
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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.
 

kurniled

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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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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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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.
 

daredevil123

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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.
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.......
 

Jun 8, 2010
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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
 

dafansu

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

mayhemics

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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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