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Old 26th December 2007, 13:57   #1636
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You will get these cameras at these very rates, or even a little lower maybe, here in India with B&W. And in gray market these cameras sell for at least another 10,000 less.

So, do not lug it all the way from wherever you are buying it.
Deb, i don't think you get the same price with B&W. you get the same price or a little lower for grey ( w b/w) and if he is getting with B&W then i think its a good deal. I got my Nikon D40X without B/W recently for about 28K here in India.

Just remember any product above 25K is custom chargeable.
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Old 26th December 2007, 14:11   #1637
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Well Avi, many dealers now quote around 27k/32k price for the D40x here. The first is the gray market price whereas the second one is 'with the B&W' price I would presume.

In any case even if he manages to save some 500 or even 1000 odd rupees I would say it is not worth buying abroad. Since, as you pointed out anything over 25k is custom chargeable and second even the B&W procured in the country of purchase may not be valid here. So that will effectively make it a gray market piece here.
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Hi reignofchaos

How much did you pay for the lens? Where did you buy it from? I have a eos350D and want this lens. Please help
I paid 13.2k, its a grey market piece. Bought it from Photo Circle in bangalore.
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@Zappo: There was a huge price cut on D40X only a week or two ago. Its 28k with bill and warranty now with the 18-55 kit lens.
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thanks zappo,ROC & mobike,looks prudent to get them back in india as the warranty is applicable only within EU,and the price isn't great shakes either.
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@Zappo: There was a huge price cut on D40X only a week or two ago. Its 28k with bill and warranty now with the 18-55 kit lens.
I guess that will apply for all digital cameras since customs duty has been removed for all still cameras.
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This price drop is not because of customs duty reduction. Its a Nikon price drop or so was I told by the photo circle dude. So prices might drop further.
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Its a Nikon price drop or so was I told by the photo circle dude. So prices might drop further.
Time for a wide angle to be added to the gear .
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The newest addition to the accessory family
I'm sorry, but what's this tsk? looks like a wireless xmitter or something???
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Time for a wide angle to be added to the gear .
me too same thoughts, only i thought of telephoto
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Time for a wide angle to be added to the gear .
Getting the 12-24 ?
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Guys, i am contemplating buying a tele-photo lens for my Nikon D40X. I have the kit lens ( 18-55mm). Should i consider 55mm-200mm or 300mm and which brands are good ( links would be helpful) and approximate pricing.

I am on a pretty lean budget
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Go for sigma 70-300mm. Its a great value for money. Its not a great lens, but for its VFM it really makes sense for somebody on a budget.
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Go for sigma 70-300mm. Its a great value for money. Its not a great lens, but for its VFM it really makes sense for somebody on a budget.
Thanks tsk, Will this suffice as an all round lens? i mean i don't want to interchange the lens too often. Also, what's it approx pricing and any linky would be helpful
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A good all round lens is the Sigma 18-200. If you can afford more than the OS version has image stabilization.
The 70-300 is only for telephoto.
There is a tamron 18-250 also which has longer reach.

If you want a nice expensive all around lens then the nikon 18-200VR is there
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