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    dIgital pHoto dude! TheEnigma's Avatar
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    Holy Crap

    No idea about you guys but holy poo, these prices seem to good to be true!!!

    I know its Finland but COME ON!

    Take this for example:
    Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye AutoFocus Wide Angle Lens - 279!!!!

    Thats about 599 from my usual supplier!
    And its over 100 so free shipping - MADNESS!

    No idea how legit they are, wondered if any of you guys have used/heard of em?

    Link: http://myaffordablecamera.com
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    Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II ... 779.00

    lawl

    I wish.

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    Haha, yeah right.
    This happened when buying my TV, some site like that. I looked more into it, and they are legit... but you get what you paid for. Looking around for reviews of the website I was looking at, I found one poor guy who had bought a Nikon from him, and found the manual was all in Japanese.

    EDIT: Last one on the list: http://www.redelijkheid.com/tag/syndeck/
    EDIT: And someone actually decided to try it out, to see:
    Hi,
    I've given it a try and can tell you they are cheating. My attempt was to order a not to expensive article (159,- Euro for a Nikon SB800 flash). They answered friendly and in good english. After I payed via WesternUnion I waited with patient for a letter from our custom or even a little package. But nothing after a month. The delivery time was given with four (4 !!) days. So I wrote some mails. No response. It is clear now that they run this (quite professional looking) web site just to cheat.
    Regards
    Hans-J
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    dIgital pHoto dude! TheEnigma's Avatar
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    Yeah thats what I was thinking

    But it never hurts to ask
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    The gold rule applies here. If it's too good to be true it probably is.

    www.resellerratings.com is a great place to look into websites or just the company name + "scam" in google.

    oh yeah and NEVER do business with western union or money orders...
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    Well you're lucky because they don't accept credit cards
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    dIgital pHoto dude! TheEnigma's Avatar
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    Yeah we're just discussing the staff discount here in the office! Even with that no way I can get that 15mm f/2.8 fisheye at less that €500

    Was so gonna wet myself if that was real

    /goes back to scouring ebay
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    Why do you want the 15mm fisheye? Seems like an expensive investment unless you will use it A LOT for things like skateboard shots and the like.
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    dIgital pHoto dude! TheEnigma's Avatar
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    Mainly as I wanna experiment, and almost all the other lenses I have access to here in the office - only things were missing is a fisheye and a tilt & shift!
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    how much discount can you get off a 500 f/4 IS for me?

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    15% SRP
    So not a great one, but its off the price on the website at the € rate
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    Official Vermont Photo Mod WannaBe_80z's Avatar
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    Yeah but 15% on a $5000 lens is good
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    this is true!
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    Official Vermont Photo Mod WannaBe_80z's Avatar
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    hmm 15% huh? If you bought a lens of that caliber and sold it for even $200 off the retail price people would snatch it up pocketing you almost 600 just for that lens.

    I have a feeling Canon has contracts and other guidelines against that you had to sign before being hired though, right? If not we need to talk
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    dIgital pHoto dude! TheEnigma's Avatar
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    Well no one said anything to me about it
    Bare in mind tho, its Shipping from the Netherlands to the States!
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