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Old January 28th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #1
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risks of buying a grey import lens

Hi all
I am looking at a Canon HJ14 lens for my pdw-700. DigiBroadcast are selling them for 10,500 plus tax - but they are coming in from Japan - considerably cheaper than other retailers here,

What are the issues with buying a lens from Japan, as opposed to one from Europe - I think it still comes with a one year warranty.

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Old July 5th, 2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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Re: risks of buying a grey import lens

Hi Mark

Did you ever buy this lens as a grey import, I am considering the same and are wondering what the issues might be.
Also if you did get the lens are you happy with it, I want to use one on a PDW 700 and am wondering if it exhibits much in the way of chromatic aberrations. I have found a lot of lenses show this with the 700.

thanks in advance
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Old July 5th, 2011, 04:50 PM   #3
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Re: risks of buying a grey import lens

Go back to your local dealer with the price that you can get it from overseas. Give them the opportunity to match the price. Quite often I have found that this works.
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