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    Wink Decision time ?

    Gooday guys after reading all the posts etc and a million reviews we will bite the bullet and buy a canon 70-200 2.8 is 2. Id like to thank everyone that responded to my thread titled lost and confused.After disussing the issue with wifey(no surprise from santa now) i decided i rather get her the lens she wants it will definately bust the bank but i think it will be worth it in the long run.
    Some questions i wish to ask with the dollar as it is do i purchase the lens from the states if so how long does delivery take? Is there any hidden costs taxes etc ? and are places like b@h, Adorama etc good to deal with? or is it too big a risk should i just purchase it here. They have it advertised for $2069 us, here the cheapest price i found was $2945. Lastly will it be covered by warranty by canon australia any help will be greatly appreciated.
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    paul

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    G'day Paul,
    My understanding is that:-
    a) Anything imported over $1000 in value will probably attract G.S.T. and,
    b) Canon offer a 12 month international warrenty on lenses.

    I've decided to buy a Canon d550 and they don't offer internation warrenty on DSLR's, which is a problem for me. Living in regional N.S.W. I'm unable to get a competitive price, and I don't vist Sydney at all.( I might have to) However, there seems to be some long standing vendors on the internet that have good prices. Aust. warrenty or not ?
    That's my problem , not your's. Good luck with your lens.

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    Paul,

    I have been looking into the same thing and my rough guess is as follows:
    $US 2,069 - lens
    $US 70 - shipping
    /0.97 = $2205 AUD
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    Customs charges - $50
    GST - $225

    TOTAL ~$2, 480 shipped to your door.

    When I asked around, there was a local store who would do it for $2,499 so it wasn't worth it.

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    Thanks for responding could u tell me the store you are getting the lens for at that price as it may give me some leverage in sydney

    cheers Paul

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    you can get it from DWI for $2,182 delivered, I've bought a couple of things from them and have been very pleased with their service.
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    Thanks Jayde i ended up ordering one from sydney off a legitimate canon distributer with a hoya circular polariser lens delivered to my door via air freight fully insured for $2900. i was told that i would have 2 pay gst + a fee to customs etc if i got it from the states and it couldnt be garanteed id have it by xmas.
    THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY.
    Paul

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