Recommended photo shop in Prague?

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Thorstein Korsvold Regular Member • Posts: 251
Recommended photo shop in Prague?

Hello,

I'm planning a vacation in Prague in June.

I'm going to bring along my 5D mk2, 17-40L, Sigma 150mm macro and Tamron 28-75mm.

I guess those lenses will cover most of my photographic needs, but I'm considering to get a 70-200mm or (more likely) a 300mm f4L IS USM lens as well. Some more reach would be excellent, especially at the Prague zoo which is supposed to be great.

So, any recommended photo shops that sell the 300mm f4L IS at a good price?
A grey market import wouldn't be a problem at all.

Best regards, Thorstein Korsvold

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OP Thorstein Korsvold Regular Member • Posts: 251
Re: Recommended photo shop in Prague?

Oh, and by the way, any recommendations on good photo opportunities?

T

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OP Thorstein Korsvold Regular Member • Posts: 251
Re: Recommended photo shop in Prague?

Checked around a little bit, and found this store (seems to be in Prague) that sells the 300mm f4 IS USM for around 1530 USD (exc. VAT).

http://www.czechcomputer.cz/product.jsp?artno=47044

Is that a decent price and a reputable store?

T

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MichaelPrague New Member • Posts: 4
Re: Recommended photo shop in Prague?

Hi,

Usually photo equipment is more expensive in Prague than in Western Europe or the US, so I would recommend buying the lens at home before you go on vacation. But there are a number of reputable stores here. The number one is probably Foto Skoda on Vodickova street right off Wenceslas Square. http://www.fotoskoda.cz/
They have pretty much anything you could imagine.

Please check out my growing collection of Prague travel photos at: http://pragueinphotos.com

Have a nice trip!
Michael

Jan3x5 Senior Member • Posts: 2,525
Re: Recommended photo shop in Prague?

Thorstein,

the biggest and best camera and photo shop in Prague is http://www.fotoskoda.cz indeed, moreover it is located right in the city centre. There are some more decent shops close to city centre as http://www.aaron.cz or http://www.megapixel.cz . I assume you can find there better prices than in Norway (altough not cheap compared to e.g. UK or Germany), but check that in advance to be sure. There are only few retailers selling grey items, no one of leading retailers does that.

But if you are looking for the lowest price, you should use price search engines (as http://www.jyxo.cz ) and expect that no one of cheap shops has some of those lenses at stock.
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Re: Recommended photo shop in Prague?

Thorstein Korsvold wrote:

Checked around a little bit, and found this store (seems to be in Prague) that sells the 300mm f4 IS USM for around 1530 USD (exc. VAT).

http://www.czechcomputer.cz/product.jsp?artno=47044

Is that a decent price and a reputable store?

It is a reputable computer shop. If you want to buy the lens there, you have to order it in advance. For Czech price comparison use the previously mentioned http://www.jyxo.cz or http://www.heureka.cz or http://www.zbozi.cz .

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