Places to buy camera lenses from Beijing?

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Places to buy camera lenses from Beijing?
Apr 9, 2012

Howdy,

I'll hopefully be on a trip to Beijing in the near future (and perhaps Shanghai, still not 100% certain) and I was wondering if it's worth saving a few bucks buying lenses from there?

A quick forum and Internet search seems to surprisingly suggest that China isn't the best place to buy new lenses, because the saving can be minimal at best and not worth the hassle, especially if things go wrong?

How about second hand lenses? Reckon I'll have better luck?

Anyway, is there a decent on-line retailer where I can at least check up the prices so that I get an idea of what I might be expecting?

Cheers.

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