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Re: Amazon.co.uk's D800 price is killing me!!!
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2012, 09:05:20 AM »
I have used HDEW and while they may import from HK or wherever you have no risk of import duty ( as they are UK based ) and they bolt on a three year warranty.  It may not be a full Canon warranty but I have had cause to rely on it with an earlier purchase and the camera was repaired quickly, no quibbles and well by what looks to be a reputable repair shop in Glasgow.  So only one experience but one satisfied customer here ( £2000 for a 5D III not too bad )

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Re: Amazon.co.uk's D800 price is killing me!!!
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2012, 09:05:20 AM »

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Re: Amazon.co.uk's D800 price is killing me!!!
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2012, 02:00:38 PM »
I have used HDEW and while they may import from HK or wherever you have no risk of import duty ( as they are UK based ) and they bolt on a three year warranty.  It may not be a full Canon warranty but I have had cause to rely on it with an earlier purchase and the camera was repaired quickly, no quibbles and well by what looks to be a reputable repair shop in Glasgow.  So only one experience but one satisfied customer here ( £2000 for a 5D III not too bad )

Hi Chasn

I'd be interested to know the name of that repair shop?
If you don't want to broadcast it please PM me

Regards
hello, 

I am  interested in learning this information too since I bought my 5D3 from HDEW.


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Re: Amazon.co.uk's D800 price is killing me!!!
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2012, 02:24:36 PM »
In fact the Canon is priced identically to the 'premium' D800e!... I just want some consolation  :'(

I think people who buy the 800E are in more need of consolation since it's the same camera sans the anti-aliasing filter.
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Re: Amazon.co.uk's D800 price is killing me!!!
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2012, 03:54:16 AM »
But the Nikon 24-120 F/4 VRII is an exceptional lens.

Hmmmm...

Quote from: photozone.de
So, in summary the lens combines solid build and very attractive specifications with just okayish performance in most regards. It's the combination of specs and features, not its optical performance, that will earn this lens its buyers nonetheless, especially since there is currently no alternative that offers a similarly attractive package.

You and Klaus seem to disagree on that point.  ;)

Hmmm... yourself. Since you're into quoting reviews without any own experience of the lens:

Mansurovs.com says:

"I am very impressed by how well the Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR performs. It is a sharp lens that is very comparable to professional lenses such as Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II, yielding great results throughout its focal range. During my lab and field tests, my goal was to see how well it performs against the Nikon 24-70mm lens, since many readers have been asking about it (I also wanted to find out for myself, whether I should be looking at potentially replacing my 24-70mm or adding it to my bag for travel and everyday use). After shooting with this lens for about 3 weeks and capturing over 1,800 images, I can say that the lens exceeds my expectations and I found it to be more useful than my favorite Nikon 24-70mm lens not only due to longer focal range, but also due to Vibration Reduction that is extremely useful for low-light situations. I managed to get sharp images hand-held while shooting at extremely slow shutter speeds of 1/2 seconds at 24mm – try that with the Nikon 24-70mm!"

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Re: Amazon.co.uk's D800 price is killing me!!!
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2012, 04:37:16 PM »
I have used HDEW and while they may import from HK or wherever you have no risk of import duty ( as they are UK based ) and they bolt on a three year warranty.  It may not be a full Canon warranty but I have had cause to rely on it with an earlier purchase and the camera was repaired quickly, no quibbles and well by what looks to be a reputable repair shop in Glasgow.  So only one experience but one satisfied customer here ( £2000 for a 5D III not too bad )

Hi Chasn

I'd be interested to know the name of that repair shop?
If you don't want to broadcast it please PM me

Regards
hello, 

I am  interested in learning this information too since I bought my 5D3 from HDEW.


Was it A J J________
in Hope St

 


That's actually what I was wondering too

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Re: Amazon.co.uk's D800 price is killing me!!!
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2012, 04:37:16 PM »