View Full Version : Prices in Japan?

8th June 2015, 02:08 PM
Anyone know how to find out the price of Oly 7-14 f2.8 Pro in Japan? I've had a google around, to no real effect.

I have a colleague going to Japan next month (with his Japanese wife to translate) and was thinking if the lens is significantly cheaper over there, I might bite his ear to invest for me...... ;) .... kind of depends on knowing the cost beforehand though, whether it's worth even asking.

The Technician
8th June 2015, 03:20 PM
Margaret looking on the Olympus Japan site, it looks like it is 146,880 yen so approx £780.

8th June 2015, 03:46 PM
You will also have to pay import duty and VAT when it's brought into the UK. ;)

8th June 2015, 04:34 PM
Since Olympus no longer issue Worldwide warranties you would possibly have to return the lens to Japan for any warranty issue or even may not have any warranty cover at all.:eek:

8th June 2015, 05:48 PM
Thanks all. Valid points I suppose.

It was a passing thought, as the opportunity arose, but since I now understand you also can't put filters on it, maybe I'll just live with my 9-18 instead, or at least wait a year or two until the 7-14 price comes down to my level! *yes

8th June 2015, 06:01 PM
I saw a post indicating Lee Filters was developing some for it.

10th June 2015, 12:40 PM
When I was there in January I wasn't able to find any significant bargains