EF 35mm F/2 IS USM at AU$645 ... good value ?

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Tony L P Regular Member • Posts: 116
EF 35mm F/2 IS USM at AU$645 ... good value ?

Keen on this lens, seems to have come down a bit in price, haven't really been tracking price carefully over time so not sure...

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Re: EF 35mm F/2 IS USM at AU$645 ... good value ?

Tony L P wrote:

Keen on this lens, seems to have come down a bit in price, haven't really been tracking price carefully over time so not sure...

That's at the bottom end of the price range, like you'd get from the cheapest online stores (it's like AU$660 from B&H + $40-something for shipping). Who's the vendor? I'd need to know they have a very good reputation before I'd pay that price...

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OP Tony L P Regular Member • Posts: 116
Re: EF 35mm F/2 IS USM at AU$645 ... good value ?

Vendor is DCW

http://www.digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au/

Extremely reputable, highly regarded camera store in Melbourne. I have purchased heaps of gear from them over the years.

Sounds like they have a very good price on that lens at the moment.

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Tony L P wrote:

Vendor is DCW

http://www.digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au/

Extremely reputable, highly regarded camera store in Melbourne. I have purchased heaps of gear from them over the years.

They get some pretty bad feedback but if you trust them through personal experience that's something you don't have to worry about.

Sounds like they have a very good price on that lens at the moment.

Yeah, go for it. 

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OP Tony L P Regular Member • Posts: 116
Re: EF 35mm F/2 IS USM at AU$645 ... good value ?

Wow, interesting about the feedback. Go into the store on any Saturday and you need to literally take a number and line up for over half an hour it is that busy.

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OP Tony L P Regular Member • Posts: 116
Re: EF 35mm F/2 IS USM at AU$645 ... good value ?

Picked it up yesterday and have had a bit of a play to test it out.

My initial thoughts are that it is a LOT of lens for the money.

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Re: EF 35mm F/2 IS USM at AU$645 ... good value ?

Tony L P wrote:

Picked it up yesterday and have had a bit of a play to test it out.

My initial thoughts are that it is a LOT of lens for the money.

Good one. It sure gets a lotta love. I have some much higher priorities but if I won Lotto it would certainly be on the shopping list.

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