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Hi all,

I'm looking for a couple of cheap lenses to start my Image Making journey.

I've bought a 40d
&
Have decided to pick up a couple of Kit lenses:
- 18-55mm IS II
- 55-250mm IS II

I've had a look online but don't know these retailers or anything about their service.

I hope it's OK for me to list the ones I'm considering, in the hope you will either recommend or tell me to stay clear.

Here's the current list:

- Camera World
- Castle Cameras
- Bristol Cameras
- Amazon.co.uk
- PIXmania

Again, I hope I'm not breaking any forum rules.

Thanks for reading & any input you have.

WTP



Jul 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · New & Need a few bits, but from WHERE?


No one?
or
No No ?



Jul 25, 2012 at 07:02 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · New & Need a few bits, but from WHERE?


try resellerratings.com


Jul 25, 2012 at 07:18 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · New & Need a few bits, but from WHERE?


Hello WTP, and welcome

You could look at this site to check out the prices and, if you'd consider buying second hand you could look at MPB Photographic (I have bought from, and sold to, them and can recommend them) or Ffordes. There are others as well.

I've also recently bought a lens from ProCameraShop and they were fine, too. Great prices.

As for the retailers you list: I would happily buy from Amazon if the lens was being sold direct by Amazon but otherwise I tend to go direct to the retailer. Bristol Cameras have a good rep, as do Park Cameras, WEX (though sadly their prices aren't as competitive as they used to be) & Mifsuds. Not saying that the others don't, but I don't know anything about them. Well, apart from Jessops who can be hit and miss both on prices and service!

If there's a branch of London Camera Exchange near you, they'd also be worth a look for both new and second-hand.

You might have more luck asking about some of these on one of the UK-based photography forums.




Jul 25, 2012 at 09:44 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · New & Need a few bits, but from WHERE?


GillR wrote:
Hello WTP, and welcome
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....Bristol Cameras have a good rep.....



Thanks.

Any views on the others listed ?

- Camera World
- Castle Cameras
- Bristol Cameras (Good Rep)
- Amazon.co.uk
- PIXmania

Regards,

WTP



Jul 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · New & Need a few bits, but from WHERE?


I think your major problem is that you are in the U.K...............probably 95% of the readers here are from North America.

Gene



Jul 26, 2012 at 04:36 AM
 

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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · New & Need a few bits, but from WHERE?


Try the Canon forums. Nikonians has dedicated EU forums


Jul 26, 2012 at 06:18 AM
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Genes Home wrote:
I think your major problem is that you are in the U.K...............probably 95% of the readers here are from North America.

Gene


Oh...



Jul 26, 2012 at 08:30 PM
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GroovyGeek wrote:
Try the Canon forums. Nikonians has dedicated EU forums


Will check them too Thanks.



Jul 26, 2012 at 08:31 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · New & Need a few bits, but from WHERE?


Amazon has a great rep stateside. I would imagine they have the same in the UK.


Jul 28, 2012 at 08:26 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · New & Need a few bits, but from WHERE?


Yeah, I love Amazon, the best retailer online imo.
I have no qualms ordering from them and regularly do.


Was more about the others.



Jul 28, 2012 at 08:51 PM





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