Links for camera and lens shoppers

JackHobbs

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Nov 1, 2009
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For UK people who want to buy non-grey imports I can recommend:

Warehouse Express, now trading as WEX, - great shop in Norwich and a website.

Camera World - Shops in London and Chelmsford as well as a website.

I have bought cameras from both of them and got good advice. I once went into Camera World which is just off Oxford street and the nice salesperson told me that I didn't need to upgrade my camera as the new model that had just came out wasn't much of an upgrade from my present camera. Epic.
 

AlaskaMoose

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Apr 26, 2008
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Alaska
can we remove ken rockwell from the nikon list?
not only does he give biased reviews of products he hasent ever touched( :eek: ) his "reviews" are more in the same fasion, hevially biased(and his bias changes with the wind) and for the most part grossly inacurate.

he is also an advocate of pure jpeg shooting ( :confused: )
Why should it be removed? People can decided by themselves to read or not to read what Ken Rockwell has to offer.
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This webpage relates to Canon compatible lenses, including Canon ones. Click on the lens link, and you can see photo samples taken with that individual lens:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=141406
 
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Meister

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Oct 10, 2013
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can we remove ken rockwell from the nikon list?
not only does he give biased reviews of products he hasent ever touched( :eek: ) his "reviews" are more in the same fasion, hevially biased(and his bias changes with the wind) and for the most part grossly inacurate.

he is also an advocate of pure jpeg shooting ( :confused: )
Kens reviews are not that inaccurate. Snapshort is really inacurate.
Rockwell is one of the most successfull photo bloggers and his page contains some very nice articles on analog and digital photography.
Every review needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
 

matt9013

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Oct 27, 2013
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Is image stabilization really important? I'm trying to find a cheapish Canon 75-300mm lens or 55-250mm lens and I can get some good cheap ones but they don't have image stabilization. I can find a select few but they are $100+ more. Is it not that important a feature which is why they are hard to find or is it a needed feature?

Taking my pictures now I don't seem to shake but I'm sure it does more than that. I have a Canon SL1 if that matters.
 

Apple fanboy

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Feb 21, 2012
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Is image stabilization really important? I'm trying to find a cheapish Canon 75-300mm lens or 55-250mm lens and I can get some good cheap ones but they don't have image stabilization. I can find a select few but they are $100+ more. Is it not that important a feature which is why they are hard to find or is it a needed feature?

Taking my pictures now I don't seem to shake but I'm sure it does more than that. I have a Canon SL1 if that matters.
Depends on how you shoot and what you shoot.
If you always use a tripod and are photographing landscapes, not so much. If not it will cost you a few bumps in ISO. This will effect your image quality.
For more advice on this I'd post your own thread. This one is really supposed to be links for shopping etc.
 

GumaRodak

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Mar 14, 2015
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e-infin.com for EU...
this is gray market items, but originals...no doubt best prices in EU
have 1 year seller warranty
just purchased nikon 70-200 FL for 1700EUR