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Old 06-09-2005, 02:03 PM
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some canon prices for 5D and 20Da

http://www.centre.net.au/Canon_000642.html

just fyi
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Old 06-09-2005, 02:36 PM
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hmm $1400 for a 350D.
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Old 06-09-2005, 04:53 PM
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$3200 is close to the mark for the 20DA...buy 1 or even 2.
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Old 06-09-2005, 05:55 PM
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5d for me, let's hope they make a cheaper version within the next 12 months.
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:09 PM
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My 300D is on the way. Starting in the little league !
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Old 07-09-2005, 05:50 AM
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Where did you buy it from Grant?
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Old 07-09-2005, 06:29 AM
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ebay mate
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Old 07-09-2005, 09:13 AM
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Houghy,

Stop it, Stop it, Stop it........

Stop tempting.
A 20Da hah?

hmmmm


I have to give the 20D back tonight

Hey Phil when will Canon announce the 5Da ?????


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Old 07-09-2005, 06:25 PM
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Those prices are for grey imports that don't have Canon warranty. I've heard that the mackcam warranties are crap. That's why we bought the body at Ted's (20D for $2100, better than the grey imports). Lenses have a manufacturer's international warranty so you can avoid buying them at rip-off prices in Australia.
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Old 07-09-2005, 07:57 PM
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Hey Mig,

Wheres' a good place to buy lenses from at competitive prices. Any tips?
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Old 07-09-2005, 10:07 PM
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The e-bay stores keaphoto-oz and digitalrev have good prices. Digitalrev has a larger selection, but their postage is high. Their base price is higher, but they also require you to pay another $20 for insurance.

With postage I got the Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro Super II for 3/4 of the cheapest Melbourne price I could find. Since this was a cheap lens ($244) postage ($45 with insurance) was a significant fraction of the price. If you purchase over $500 of stuff there may be import taxes, but the stores says they try to help you avoid it e.g. my package said "used lens" on it.

centre.net.au seems to have ok lens prices but I haven't bought anything from them.
My dad bought the Sigma 24-70 EX DG Macro while on the business trip in the US. He bought it for $550 AUD.
Digitalrev has it for $500 + 60 post + 20 ins = $580, assuming that you don't get GST and import duty.
centre.net.au has it for $750.
dirtcheapcameras.com.au has it for $942.
While looking around for prices for this reply, I noticed that Camera Action (a store in Melbourne) has it for $700. I'm surprised. But their 70-300 price is $400, which isn't good. For some reason relative prices vary between lenses. Some places have a good price on one lens and crap on another, whereas another has the opposite.
Another potential surprise is Teds. They surprised me with our camera and flash card price (after bargaining) and more recently surprised me with a decent price on a particular Manfrotto monopod (but still not too good compared to the US).

One more thing. When doing searches for lenses, try both 24-70 and 24-70mm (for example). They don't get treated as the same thing.

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I bought a new Canon L series lens 17-40 from the states on Ebay...sell here between $1300-$1450.....I got it including postage and taxes $889.

Very Happy.
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Are you all aware of Hutech's versions of Canons for astrophotography.

http://www.sciencecenter.net/hutech/canon.htm

They come with a 12 month guarantee.Their prices look reasonable, but I suppose it depends on GST and import charges.
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