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Summy
05-27-2009, 06:01 AM
I'm planning on buying the GH1 when it hit the shelves back here in Sweden. I'm also really interested in the wide angle lens although i expect it to ruin my budget if i buy it back here. I currently got a friend in japan who is coming home in a week and im wondering if anyone know where you would find the Lumix G Vario 7-14mm/f4,0 cheap in japan? Would be great, thanks in advance.

Best Regards

OG

Steve Castle
05-27-2009, 06:40 AM
The 7-14mm lens hasn't dropped in price much in Japan. Checking Kakaku there isn't the drastic difference in price from the top and bottom seller. It's a well-regarded lens, the early impressions are very positive on it. In fact, the lens matches or exceeds the Olympus Zuiko 7-14mm F4 based on general impressions, and that's a $1,750 lens.

Here is a list of stores that sell it.
http://kakaku.com/item/K0000027534/

For the sake of convenience it might be worth ordering from Amazon Japan where its ¥88,964($933USD, 668) including tax and shipping, you can pay for it online with your credit card and have it sent to a Japanese address; you're friend doesn't need to go around looking for it, but he'll still need to bring it to you.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-language/product/B0021L90J8/ref=dp_change_lang?ie=UTF8&language=en_JP

Most larger Japanese electronic chains go off a points system, where when you buy it close to MSRP but get 10-20% off the price back in points, that can be used for another purchase. Which is probably not much beneficial for you.

Summy
05-27-2009, 06:46 AM
Thanks for the help, very appreciated!

timbook2
06-11-2009, 11:41 PM
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