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10-30-2017, 03:41 AM - 3 Likes   #11056
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10-30-2017, 06:59 AM   #11057
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QuoteOriginally posted by sculptormic Quote
My favourite walk around lens, but I still don't have the 28-45. Price is still a bit to steep for me. They don't come around much. I hope some more will pop up now some more people
probably jump to Fuji GFX.
The 28-45 is quite a "walk around lens"! Better have a really good camera strap! The 45-85 is about the limit of walk-around for me, size/weight-wise....and I have to admit I haven't been using mine much lately. At first it was nearly glued to the camera, but I have been using my primes a lot more recently. Part of that was noticing that so many shots I took wound up being in the 55-ish range, so that's the lens that's now glued on, sometimes swapped with the 35. I don't miss the weight or bulk of the 45-85....
10-30-2017, 07:14 AM   #11058
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QuoteOriginally posted by texandrews Quote
The 28-45 is quite a "walk around lens"! Better have a really good camera strap! The 45-85 is about the limit of walk-around for me, size/weight-wise....and I have to admit I haven't been using mine much lately. At first it was nearly glued to the camera, but I have been using my primes a lot more recently. Part of that was noticing that so many shots I took wound up being in the 55-ish range, so that's the lens that's now glued on, sometimes swapped with the 35. I don't miss the weight or bulk of the 45-85....
Zooming is vastly overrated. If you feel the need to schlep more than 2-3 primes, I suppose it makes a kind of sense.
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Some from the last day or two...

1. Z and FA 75 f/2.8



2. Handheld pano with A*300 f/4



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Wish I'd got it for that price. Am awaiting a FA45-85 from a Japanese seller to replace my father battered one
The awaited FA 45 - 85 took 2 days to come from Japan to the UK and is sitting in customs. It could take a further 4 days to get delivered, and they are charging 6% duty and 20% VAT on top...nice...

10-30-2017, 08:11 AM   #11060
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QuoteOriginally posted by itshimitis Quote
Some from the last day or two...

1. Z and FA 75 f/2.8



2. Handheld pano with A*300 f/4



3. BW



4. DA 28 - 45



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The awaited FA 45 - 85 took 2 days to come from Japan to the UK and is sitting in customs. It could take a further 4 days to get delivered, and they are charging 6% duty and 20% VAT on top...nice...
This pano is beautiful!
10-30-2017, 08:43 AM   #11061
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QuoteOriginally posted by itshimitis Quote
Some from the last day or two...

1. Z and FA 75 f/2.8



2. Handheld pano with A*300 f/4



3. BW



4. DA 28 - 45



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The awaited FA 45 - 85 took 2 days to come from Japan to the UK and is sitting in customs. It could take a further 4 days to get delivered, and they are charging 6% duty and 20% VAT on top...nice...
Wow . . . those charges. We are lucky in U.S. For Japanese eBay buys, I pay the Japanese price plus freight and nothing else.
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10-30-2017, 12:20 PM   #11063
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QuoteOriginally posted by IgorZ Quote
This pano is beautiful!
Thank you!. There was actually another 10% to the left, but I decided to crop back. As is the original file after that crop is 200mp.

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Wow . . . those charges. We are lucky in U.S. For Japanese eBay buys, I pay the Japanese price plus freight and nothing else.
Yes - the shipping was inclusive in the $430 price, but the charge by UK customs comes to £109. $430 equates to £326. So 33% of the price is added on top, including the courier's handling charge for paying the duty on my behalf...

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QuoteOriginally posted by itshimitis Quote
Some from the last day or two...

1. Z and FA 75 f/2.8



2. Handheld pano with A*300 f/4



3. BW



4. DA 28 - 45



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The awaited FA 45 - 85 took 2 days to come from Japan to the UK and is sitting in customs. It could take a further 4 days to get delivered, and they are charging 6% duty and 20% VAT on top...nice...
"Handheld pano with A*300 f4"

I have that lens. Remind me not to get into a bar fight with you....

VAT. Hmmmm. It is off-putting. OTOH, you do have decent base line health care and public transportation...and other infrastructure that's not totally falling apart.
10-31-2017, 11:09 AM   #11065
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QuoteOriginally posted by texandrews Quote
"Handheld pano with A*300 f4"

I have that lens. Remind me not to get into a bar fight with you....

VAT. Hmmmm. It is off-putting. OTOH, you do have decent base line health care and public transportation...and other infrastructure that's not totally falling apart.
That's why I was asking about the size of the A* 300... I have the CZJ 300 in P6 mount and I tell you, that thing stays home... At 2.2 kg I don't think I could get a decent looking pano handheld...
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QuoteOriginally posted by itshimitis Quote
Yes - the shipping was inclusive in the $430 price, but the charge by UK customs comes to £109. $430 equates to £326. So 33% of the price is added on top, including the courier's handling charge for paying the duty on my behalf...
Ouch! I live on Guernsey in the Channel Islands so when I sell on eBay to a U.K. buyer I tend to pre-pay the VAT as otherwise the buyer has to pay 20% plus an £8 handling charge. It kills my profit margin but no one likes to pay VAT on a secondhand item (nor should they but the UK government has a bit of a racket going!).
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Ouch! I live on Guernsey in the Channel Islands so when I sell on eBay to a U.K. buyer I tend to pre-pay the VAT as otherwise the buyer has to pay 20% plus an £8 handling charge. It kills my profit margin but no one likes to pay VAT on a secondhand item (nor should they but the UK government has a bit of a racket going!).
I spoke to Customs and they charge a 6% duty for camera lenses and then the 20%, and Parcelforce charge 11% as a handling charge.
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QuoteOriginally posted by itshimitis Quote
I spoke to Customs and they charge a 6% duty for camera lenses and then the 20%, and Parcelforce charge 11% as a handling charge.
Sheesh.

I'm kind of forced to declare a lesser item value so I don't pay out too much on pre-paying the VAT. I'm currently selling my 28-45mm but when it sells it will be a nerve wracking time waiting for it to be received - especially if I post it with a value of, say, £300 (£60 VAT to pre-pay)!
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