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StephenL 18th October 2012 06:13 AM

Well, I got one!
 
On about the fifth camera shop in Melbourne, I quite by chance came across a m4/3 Zuiko 75mm. After promising SWMBO that I would not drag her upstairs into the shop's camera museum, I bought it, at quite a decent saving from UK's prices. It worked out at 642, and I can get the sales tax of 10% back on leaving the country.

Naturally, I told the sales assistant not to wrap it but that I would wear it, so I used it all day. Looks good, but will only tell, and be able to post, on my return to the country.

Roberta 18th October 2012 06:22 AM

Re: Well, I got one!
 
take it you were in Micheals in Elizabeth street.
Roberta

Barkly 18th October 2012 07:20 AM

Re: Well, I got one!
 
From my experience all camera gear seems taking into account exchange rates cheaper in Oz than UK.

Seonnaidh 18th October 2012 08:24 AM

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Just about anything anywhere on the planet is cheaper than in the UK.
As a nation we are reigning supreme at being ripped off.
Congratulations on your new lens, looking forward to some images.
Funnily enough my brother is working in Oz until January.
I think I'll give him a call.

CallaWolf 18th October 2012 09:28 AM

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I got mine for 700 in the UK

Not great in comparison, but not terrible

No hood sucks of course

I mean REALLLLLY sucks

Ross the fiddler 18th October 2012 10:08 AM

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G'donya Stephen. Sounds like you did well with that lens & welcome to Aus. *chr

StephenL 18th October 2012 10:45 AM

Re: Well, I got one!
 
Yes, it was Michaels. Great staff with every camera known to man and a few others besides. They were doing a roaring trade in E-M5s, as was every other camera shop.

Don't think we'll get a chance to meet up with any of you AustrLian friends as there's too much to do here, in the nice warm sun!

Ross the fiddler 18th October 2012 11:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by StephenL (Post 193873)
Yes, it was Michaels. Great staff with every camera known to man and a few others besides. They were doing a roaring trade in E-M5s, as was every other camera shop.

Don't think we'll get a chance to meet up with any of you AustrLian friends as there's too much to do here, in the nice warm sun!

Did you come after last Friday's widespread snowfall? At least it did on the eastern ranges right up through NSW (down to 800m in our region).

DJMC 18th October 2012 02:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by StephenL (Post 193832)
It worked out at 642, and I can get the sales tax of 10% back on leaving the country.

Don't forget to add UK import duty and VAT over your maximum 'gift' allowance.

;)

StephenL 18th October 2012 10:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ross the fiddler (Post 193886)
Did you come after last Friday's widespread snowfall? At least it did on the eastern ranges right up through NSW (down to 800m in our region).

Just get blank looks when I mention snow, so no, it's not reached Melbourne.

Off to Philip Island now till Sunday, so may be ex-communicado for a while!


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