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Old 06-02-2008, 09:48 AM
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Hutech Modded Canon

I'm still wrestling with the pros and cons of buying a Hutech modded 40D vs 400D vs new 450D (out soon?) vs buying a 40D and having my 350D modded here in Aus.

So for those of you who have bought from Hutech - do I pay duty on the camera when bought from Hutech? If so, how much?

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Old 06-02-2008, 12:29 PM
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Have now done my homework...

Assuming Customs charges duty - its 5% of value + shipping as duty and then another 10% GST on that. So if you buy a modded 40D and ship standard post, you are up for another $325 in duty/gst.

Looks like David Burren will get the job for me

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Old 06-02-2008, 08:36 PM
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Hi Pete,

Take a look at what Scott said in this post I guess you wont be asked to pay duty and GST if you buy a camera here and then send it to Hutech for modification. So it may be cheaper for you in this case.


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Old 06-02-2008, 08:39 PM
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Remember one thing.When you mod the camera the canon warranty is null and void.
If you purchase the camera from Hutech , Hutech will warranty for one year.
If you purchase the camera else where and send to Hutech you will have NO WARRANTY.

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why not buy your camera here and ship it to www.centralds.net and get it fully modded including cooling. Cooling is the bees knees. as for the filter I am extremely happy with the filter i have instlled in the camera - check it out on the site. or get a clear glass installed, either way get it cooled!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:44 AM
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hi Pete
Remember one thing.When you mod the camera the canon warranty is null and void.
If you purchase the camera from Hutech , Hutech will warranty for one year.
If you purchase the camera else where and send to Hutech you will have NO WARRANTY.

Regards
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Thanks Steve

I have a 350D which I'm inclined to mod and keep the 40d unmodded and for general photography too. The 350D is more than 12 months old so the warranty has expired anyway

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