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ukwdwnut
22-06-2009, 10:17 PM
keith what do you think of this (http://www.simplyelectronics.net/mainproduct.php?pid=527) to get the 17-85IS for 320

keith
23-06-2009, 09:14 AM
Hi

I've never used that place myself so I dont know if they stock proper UK or grey imports.

Couple of cheaper ones on here too
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM from 279.99, UK Specialist Price Comparison Site, Camera Price Buster (http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod28.html)

ukwdwnut
23-06-2009, 10:20 AM
cool!! thats quite a bit of a saving thx keith :D

have you used this site before?

keith
23-06-2009, 10:26 AM
cool!! thats quite a bit of a saving thx keith :D

have you used this site before?

I've used the price comparison site before, Britchick told me about it, but I've never used some of the cheaper priced retailers that it comes up with. I tend to stick to the ones I know

ukwdwnut
23-06-2009, 10:34 AM
ok ta

the one for 270 is without a box, hence the price. the rest are over a 100 quid dearer :(

ukwdwnut
23-06-2009, 11:21 AM
just got a reply back from OP link

what do you think should i or shouldnt i :)


Most of our stock does come from the UK, and some do from other countries; all of which are made for UK market. I would like to assure you that all our stock come with UK Specification with 3 pin power plug and English Manual. In addition, all products from SimplyElectronics also come with a 12 month warranty from receipt of the purchase.

keith
23-06-2009, 11:44 AM
just got a reply back from OP link

what do you think should i or shouldnt i :)

*personally* I wouldn't take the chance. Camera companies are notoriously picky about honouring their warranty on grey market items.

It's all about price though mate :/ you have to balance the saving v the possibility of failure and having to pay for it to be fixed. For example, if I was buying a 1000 lens and a grey market one was 500, I may take the chance ;-) if it's 50 difference I probably wouldnt

ukwdwnut
23-06-2009, 11:46 AM
*personally* I wouldn't take the chance. Camera companies are notoriously picky about honouring their warranty on grey market items.

It's all about price though mate :/ you have to balance the saving v the possibility of failure and having to pay for it to be fixed. For example, if I was buying a 1000 lens and a grey market one was 500, I may take the chance ;-) if it's 50 difference I probably wouldnt

ok cool i always take note of your advice id rather not take a chance and waste me hard earned cash. so tell me where you get your kit from and i will take a look

keith
23-06-2009, 11:52 AM
Well personally I use:

Warehouse Express
or
Jessops

depending on price

ukwdwnut
23-06-2009, 11:59 AM
Well personally I use:

Warehouse Express
or
Jessops

depending on price

ok thx keith will go look :D

ukwdwnut
23-06-2009, 12:05 PM
both are around 415...better save some more dosh then lol

keith
23-06-2009, 12:07 PM
It's such a popular lens it really really is :/

ukwdwnut
23-06-2009, 12:16 PM
It's such a popular lens it really really is :/

just refresh my memory, is it really worth that amount of cash instead of the kits lens. will i notice that much more of a better photo with it? i know its a silly ? but it should for 400 smackers lol

keith
23-06-2009, 12:19 PM
just refresh my memory, is it really worth that amount of cash instead of the kits lens. will i notice that much more of a better photo with it? i know its a silly ? but it should for 400 smackers lol

You know, that's such a hard question to answer :lol:

Yes, an averagely good example of the 17-85IS will be better than an averagely good example of the 17-55 kit lens in terms of sharpness and the IS will help you big time in low light with static scenes.

Will you put it on, click and go WOW... well ;-) in honesty, it won't help you with framing or composition or any of the artistic aspects which go towards making a photo really POP.

So yes, it's a good lens but it depends what you feel is limiting you? The lens quality or your experience? If the former, buy the lens or another lens with a different range, if the latter, spend the money on a book, dvd course or even real life course!

Britchick
23-06-2009, 01:59 PM
i would save up that little bit longer to be honest and get something else


have you thought about this one? can't remember if you have a zoom - very good value for money and it has a red ring- my first :tongue:

Canon EF 70-200mm f4L USM (http://www.camerabox.co.uk/product1.asp?ProductID=2282&gclid=CNK37ar3jJsCFVsA4wod4Ua7oQ)

camera box are all uk have a 2 year guarantee- 1st year canon, 2nd with them- i bought my flash gun from them and they were very good

Britchick
23-06-2009, 02:00 PM
oh and on the learning front Mick- Scott Kelby books i can thoroughly recommend. I think he does one in 2 volumes for digital photography

ukwdwnut
23-06-2009, 02:08 PM
ok thx keith/brit

i have the sigma 70-300 macro brit remember but its not an L glass like the one in the link i just want an everyday lens thats better than the kit i know the 17-85 is reported as a 4x optical variant and the kit a 3x just want that bit more really would love to be able to afford an L glass as ive seen daves pix and they just WOW me

Britchick
23-06-2009, 07:22 PM
why not get this one 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS 124 from amazon and sell your kit lens on fleabay for about 70/80 and get yourself a 50mm - you will get some brill pics with that one

the 55-85 range you already have with your tamron/sigma can't remember which

look on my facebook from sunday i think i put some taken with the 50mm up there- outstanding lens for the money

ukwdwnut
23-06-2009, 07:32 PM
why not get this one 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS 124 from amazon and sell your kit lens on fleabay for about 70/80 and get yourself a 50mm - you will get some brill pics with that one

the 55-85 range you already have with your tamron/sigma can't remember which

look on my facebook from sunday i think i put some taken with the 50mm up there- outstanding lens for the money

wanted one a bit longer really brit to get nearer the 70-300 sigma, any thoughts?

still gonna get the 50mm it was a good lens til i broke it lol

Britchick
23-06-2009, 07:38 PM
right ok- i have worked out that i like taking photos of people, animals that sort of thing- landscapes and the like don't really do that for me.

the 50 on our camera is perfect for portraits but when i upgrade :tongue: i will need the 85

i have some nice results with the 50 on other things too- you move instead of moving in and out.

ukwdwnut
23-06-2009, 08:12 PM
yeah thats cool, but when you cant move closer to the object you need a better zoom than the 18-55 thats why i was thinking of the 17-85 it just over laps the short end of the 70-300 so im covering all lengths does that make sense to you? sometimes the 70-300 is just too close but the 55 just falls short :)

im just a portrait etc same as you dont do landscapes :nono:

Britchick
24-06-2009, 03:58 PM
yeah i see what you mean:thumbsup: i ordered my new baby today :thumbsup:

Britchick
24-06-2009, 04:10 PM
updated to say coming tomorrow!

ukwdwnut
24-06-2009, 04:14 PM
so what would you say would be a good lens then for my needs

you mean you dont have to wait 9m anymore and you can order them :wink: :lol:

what did you order?