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Old 21-02-2009, 18:31   #1 (permalink)
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Canon 135mm F2.0 L USM dilemma

Hi folks,

I'm in the market for this lens and have seen it priced:

682-49 at Electronic Megastore

689-99 at Digital Rev

731-48 at Elite Gadgets

898-00 at Warehouse Express

How I wish I'd bought it last year...

My questions are:

1) Anyone familiar with the first two companies? I'm trying to avoid grey imports if possible but don't want to pay unneccesarily over the top.

2) My sisters going to the US in June and said she'll pick one up for me. I also have a friend living in Hong Kong. Hmmm? Downside = my own grey importation.

3) We don't have crystal balls but do people see lens prices dropping back anytime soon (or longer term?). My own feeling is that now they're up there they may well stick, despite any future improvement in the sterling:yen exchange rate.

Opinions / advice welcomed..

Cheers

Jon.

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Old 21-02-2009, 21:06   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Canon 135mm f2.0 USM dilemma

Digital Rev (imported) and WEx I would be happy with but I don't know the other two. If you go with a HK company then check the warranty they are giving - I believe lenses are worldwide warranty so shouldn't be a problem.

Also buy with your credit card so you get financial protection. HTH. I think the manufacturers will keep the prices high at least until the value of the increases which cvould be a while.
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Re: Canon 135mm f2.0 USM dilemma

Welcome to Pixalo BigLad

One company you have not mentioned that has an excellent reputation on here is One-Stop digital. Oh, and they are cheaper too, not by much, but it all helps and they are very reliable.

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Old 21-02-2009, 21:22   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Canon 135mm f2.0 USM dilemma

Hi Dabhand - and thanks for the welcome!

Now I missed these guys for some reason (think I read something somewhere that set off alarm bells). Good to know that they have a good reputation.

Thanks for the tip. Like you say - every little helps at the moment :-)

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Old 21-02-2009, 21:25   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Canon 135mm f2.0 USM dilemma

Oh and thanks Stephano for your input and for the welcome. I somehow missed your reply and scrolled straight to the bottom! I think it's Internet fatigue from spending all day chasing this lens :-). Hope it's worth it!

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Re: Canon 135mm f2.0 USM dilemma

Bought mine from Onestop Digital in July last year......473.99, just shows you how much they have gone up in price.

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Thanks P-E.

Yeah, I'm justifying it myself as an investment :-).

And how have you found the lens?

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Re: Canon 135mm f2.0 USM dilemma

To be honest I've not used it a great deal but the times I have it looks very nice
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Re: Canon 135mm f2.0 USM dilemma

Thanks mate.

Good to know. If it's half as good as the reviews I'll be a happy man. :-)

It'll also be my first L lens. Hope I don't get the bug...
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It'll also be my first L lens. Hope I don't get the bug...
I'm afraid that's very contagious with no cure.......not even a threat of having certain boy parts removed by the other half
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Ah, another advantage of being single :-)
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