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Buying a Camera in the USA

by Sharingan_Kaden / January 12, 2010 12:44 AM PST

Hey guys,

im looking at getting the Canon EOS 500D and i wanted to get a decent zoom lense with it, was looking at a Canon 55-200mm Lense with IS.
a friend of mine is over there at the moment so hoping to get him to bring it back with him, can anyone tell me a good shop that i can send them to, to buy from?
2 reasons for doing this is that its cheaper to buy overseas and also the stock for the lense isnt here at the moment.

thanks, any help is greatly appreciated.
Nick

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Depends on where your friend is at.
by hjfok / January 12, 2010 10:09 AM PST

In New York, B and H Photo and Video is a mega camera specialty store, with great selections and knowlegeable staff. Adorama is also very good.

In LA, Samy's Camera has good price and selections, also knowledgeable staff.

Best Buy is the largest chain electronic store that has many locations throughout US. The staff there is not as knowledgeable but they are helpful in general selections.

If your friend lives in US, then ordering online is probably the cheapest, provided you know exactly what you want.

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thanks
by Sharingan_Kaden / January 12, 2010 5:27 PM PST

thanks. thats really helpful.

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Name difference
by SX10 IS / January 13, 2010 10:12 AM PST

Note that the European EOS 500D is the EOS Rebel T1i in America.

P.S. I see you're a fan of Naruto... Grin

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