BarnET: 1799,- dollars is expensive.Until you see the UK price.
1799 pounds equals $2766,-
Uk VAT is 20% so even after detracting that1799/1.2=14991499 pounds = $2305 An additional profit margin of 506 bucks that is outrageous.
Current price for the Sigma 35mm Arthttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-35mm-F1-4-Lens-Canon-Black/dp/B00A35X6NU617 pounds vs 1799 pounds. That is a 3x difference
I live in Norway and have several lenses bought at Adorama and B&H for "half the price" :) You could probably fly to NY, grab the lens and go home happily for less than you pay in London??Stein
Jan3x5: Possibly the best photographic article on DPR so far, very comprehensive and full of stunning pictures, many thanks!
Just curious why namely the Tromsø is included, when you can capture that in so many locations in Norway (well, in Sweden, Finland or Russia too!) and there are better places even in Norway (possibly not in Troms but Finnmark county, which is the nothernmost part of Norway). Wondering if the reason is airport in Tromsø?
Tromsø and Troms County has ice free fjords, majestic mountains, valleys and great access to different locations in Northern Norway. Within 2 hours drive you can go to Finland or other locations. Check out http://nng.no and come and see. Less than 2 hours flight from Oslo and 40GBP/80USD one way.