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Old 07-07-2007, 12:16   #1 (permalink)
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just a question or two
what is ment by the term prime lense and what is the gray market with reference to buying accessories. I have seen a web site (onestop-digital Hong Kong) offfering lenses at greatly reduced prices is there a catch.

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Re: Prime lense

a prime lens is of fixed focal length. That is, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm or whatever. The other type of lens is the zoom lens which will have infinitely variable focal lengths between a lower and upper range, for instance 18-70mm, 70-200mm or 100-400 etc.

Generally, the prime lenses will give better image quality, and the zoom lenses save you having to carry loads of primes around with you. the choice is yours!

Grey imprts are where goods are sold that were intended for a market other than the UK. Sometimes the give-away is when you get the item deivered, the manual is in a foreign language!

Many members, myself included have used one-stop digital with no problems at all, but some would not but a camera (for instance) as the warranty may only be valid in the country of origin. Lenses usually have an international warranty.
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Re: Prime lense

I have used Onestop 3 times now and not one problem, in fact their delivery is faster than some UK suppliers, you might also want to look at 7dayshop.com - Online shopping made easy ! they stock a wide range of camera gear, some at better than high street prices!
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