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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Buying from Switzerland
« on: September 19, 2012, 05:35:02 AM »
if you get searched when you get back home they can find carton boxes & accessories and ask therefore for Tax payment (typically VAT if you live in another european country).

One solution could be go there, buy the camera/lens etc, flatten the boxes and mail them back to yr address. Then if you get stopped for custom control simply say that the camera is yours.

Check for warranty services in your country though. It is not granted that a swiss warranty card will be accepted in your local repair center.

Anyways if you are into importing things it is usually easier and cheaper to buy items via internet from hk and have them sent to you by courier (with a lower value declared, which would result in lower taxation)

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Alina - At the Park in Simferopol
« on: August 29, 2012, 06:40:37 AM »
dat dress & blown highlights. 0/10. would not bang

Landscape / Re: Alien Landscapes
« on: July 26, 2012, 09:28:14 AM »

EOS Bodies / Re: A New 100-400 & Coming Announcements [CR2]
« on: July 25, 2012, 08:20:07 AM »
current model is scarcely available worldwide and price has been steadily picking up over the last two months
I bet my 2 cents that an announcment is not very far. With IS it will be above 2k

EOS Bodies / Re: 1dx in India
« on: July 03, 2012, 03:31:26 AM »
they are available in HK also. One supplier of mine is offering them at 7500 USD

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1dx Got it! Got it! Got it!
« on: June 26, 2012, 04:38:03 AM »
> gets a super dope fast pro camera nobody has
> takes pics of cat&dog
> is not able to post them in a forum

trolling detected

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Officially Discontinued?
« on: May 24, 2012, 05:48:09 AM »
also the 5d2 in kit w/the old 24-70 are nowhere to be found bcs all vendors jumped on those in order to unbundle the lens. It is very odd how ppl never realize that items which are being discountinued usually raise in price, especially if it is the case of a very popular lens/camera. In the meanwhile also prices of the used items are driven up accordigly (as a general trend).

There is nearly always a very low price point which usually occurs months BEFORE of the actual EOL announcement and is due to manufacturer's dumping excess stocks to the market. When you see a good low price it is time to buy in volumes and then wait.

Canon General / Re: Tattoos for Photographers
« on: May 10, 2012, 12:17:05 PM »
why on earth somebody would want a rabal tatooed in his/her face/body is beyond me

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 Shipment in Europe?!?!
« on: May 09, 2012, 09:29:28 AM »
Many european countries are still dry. One major german official distributor told me he had still to see one kit delivered by canon germany. All what they had was coming from HK gray market. Same is happening in Italy. HK is also dry at the moment. There were plenty of 24-105 kits and bodies there until last week but now zero. Prolly this has to do with the light leak fix thing, even though Canon sales strategy has been recently somewhat confusing. They have raised prices pretty much on every popular item (DSLR lenses & cameras) and availability in general is extremely low. OL good marketing tricks.

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: May 07, 2012, 05:29:59 AM »

Wow! Where was the first shot taken? Looks fantastic.

Great photos on this thread btw, makes me cringe when I look at my own photos :(

Thanks! It is taken in Hampi, India. I have recently put some more photos into a slideshow, here

http://www.vimeo .com/41312725

(to have the correct link just remove the space after the word "vimeo". CR forum does not allow embedding of vimeo videos for some reasons. Any workaround?)

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: May 03, 2012, 07:50:47 AM »

EOS Bodies / Re: The 5D Mark III Will Start Shipping Again - but when?
« on: April 28, 2012, 02:39:43 AM »
we got some units this week from hk gray market, body and kits. Cameras are not affected. Sixt digit is "0". HK supplier says availability is ok/good. On the other hand european distro is suffering. Many canon official euro distributors still have to see the first batches. I think Asia and USA were canon primary focus markets for 5d3 relase.

Lenses / Re: 16-35mm f/2.8 II vs 24mm f/1.4L II
« on: April 24, 2012, 05:53:52 PM »
you made a misshtake. the zeiss 21 was the lens you needed. so sad

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III Light Leak Resolution (Canon USA)
« on: April 24, 2012, 08:16:50 AM »
BTW my 5D2 is affected as well. Can I send that back?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III Light Leak Resolution (Canon USA)
« on: April 24, 2012, 04:55:15 AM »

They only sell to Australian customers as far as I know, but they are linked to a distributor which provides to many online grey sellers (as I am moving into the retail business, I won't name names). I have never had any issues with them and was also one of the first to get a 5D Mark III due to their fast turnaround and shipping.

I know of someone who purchased and received one last week, so they had stock at least as late as that.

yes. there's stock in HK of 5D3 bodies (and kits) and grey market never got short of these. We will be receiving some units next week so I will be able to check serials, but I am nearly sure that cameras will be affected. My HK guy said they just don't care and they are too busy to check. As a matter of fact it will take a while to clear the market from "defective" units. I don't really think that Canon recalled them. Their policy will likely be "if customer complains we will offer a "fix".

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