Hi everyone, I'm about to purchase a Canon 100mm 2.8 IS. Have been calling various shops and also looking online and the prices have varied from $796 to $1,349.
The cheapest price happens to come from an Australian online store however I've been told that they are 'Grey imports' so they're not actually stock from Canon Australia. This means that the warranty is held with the online business and not Canon directly. Just wanted to find out whether anyone has used an online store? I like the idea of being able to go into a store if a have a problem, however the price difference for this luxury is $324! The cheapest price I could get instore was $1120. I do have a photographer friend that runs her own business and buys all her lenses and even bought her 5D MKII from this online store and says she doesn't have a problem with them. She's never had to call on the warranty though!
Would love some advice!