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    Tamron 24-70 f2.8 for under $1000 ?????

    I've been looking for a new lens and decided on the Tamron, so I started hunting for the best price. Biggest surprise ..... AP sponsor Digital Camera Gear have this lens for $999 all Australian. This is cheaper than some of the grey imports and the overseas online shops !!!! Am i missing something here ????? Why would it be so cheap ???? And will it stay this cheap because I'm not sure I can come up with the $$$$ in the next couple of days ..... Although I will beg borrow grovel & kiss the proverbial if necessary

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    Cargo, l think this is the older version, as it hasn't got the "VC" vibration control added in the specs. That model jumps up in price.

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    Oooops l was looking at the 70 - 200

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    Hey feathers just went and checked this is the model - Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 SP DI VC USD Lens - Nikon
    Reckon I should start begging & borrowing I'm getting agitated as I'm scared I'll miss out

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    I don't think you are missing something, the price is only $60.00 more expensive than one prominent grey seller ( pre freight cost ) so it does look to be an appealling deal.
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    Thanks Andrew
    No begging etc

    Cheers Cargo

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    Just to make you more agitated I have the lens, and it is a bloody ripper. No hesitation whatsoever in recommending it.

    I paid $1020.00 + $9.95 postage from Teds twelve months ago, and our dollar was a lot higher then. Looks like a real good deal.
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    The company that is licensed to sell/import into Australia have committed to price matching. So they will always be around the same price. I think I got mine at around the $1K mark a while ago. I remember being equally amazed as you when I discovered this (thanks Rick). The lens may be a little dearer at a smaller shop, but there shouldn't be any real difference. I have the 24-70 and the 70-200 Tamron both are fantastic. Now i've got my eye in the 90mm macro VC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cage View Post
    Just to make you more agitated I have the lens, and it is a bloody ripper. No hesitation whatsoever in recommending it.

    I paid $1020.00 + $9.95 postage from Teds twelve months ago, and our dollar was a lot higher then. Looks like a real good deal.
    Thanks Kev .... I was about to go into a tail spin and then read Danny's post below
    I'm still excited but can wait now .... No selling my soul to whoever for immediate cash

    Cheers Cargo

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny View Post
    The company that is licensed to sell/import into Australia have committed to price matching. So they will always be around the same price. I think I got mine at around the $1K mark a while ago. I remember being equally amazed as you when I discovered this (thanks Rick). The lens may be a little dearer at a smaller shop, but there shouldn't be any real difference. I have the 24-70 and the 70-200 Tamron both are fantastic. Now i've got my eye in the 90mm macro VC.
    Thanks for that bit of info Danny
    Even though I had decided on the Tamron I hadn't planned on getting it straight away ...... But if it was going to be the deal of the year
    ..... Well !!!!

    Cheers Cargo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cargo View Post
    I'm still excited but can wait now .... No selling my soul to whoever for immediate cash
    Bugga, was about to offer you a loan.

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