Ordering 12-35mm from Japan?

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Ordering 12-35mm from Japan?
Feb 18, 2013

I find myself in the market for the Panasonic 12-35mm, and being in Canada, henrys.com is the typical source for such things. However they're charging $1300(!!!) for it, and that just seems too high.

I've seen multiple eBay listings from "Top-rated sellers" based out of Japan, selling it in the $950 range. Does anyone have experience buying from these places? I've got some concern about shipping such an expensive pieces of optics through the courier system, and I'm also worried about the warranty being Japanese only.

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