Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-08-2007, 08:41 AM   #1
Forum Member

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hercules, CA
Posts: 63
Lens prices in ASIA (is it cheaper ?)

hi all,

my co-worker is going to china and malaysia this month. is the lens prices in asia competitive? is it cheaper to buy tamron or sigma lenses there? anyone from the forum that have bought lenses in asia? appreciate it.


05-08-2007, 11:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
Slick's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 155
Hi there,

For what it's worth I bought a Sigma 70-300 last weekend in Zhengzhou, China in the electronics market area for a little less than $200 so the prices there were higher. Then again, I walked all over that part of the city and only found one store that sold Pentax lenses. I also bought a K10D to replace a stolen K110D in Shanghai and paid maybe $200 more than I wanted. So again, prcies were higher. I've also had a hard time finding stores that carry Pentax lenses (or Sigma, Tamron) anywhere I've been in China so far. Nikon stores all over, Canon stores are frequent, even saw quite a few stores selling the Sony Alpha but Pentax is hard to find.

When I leave China I plan on going to HK and pick up some lenses there. It's supposed to be much cheaper from what I'v heard.

Hope that helps.

05-09-2007, 02:05 AM   #3
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Mallee Boy's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hindmarsh Isl. Sth Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,492
Hi Cruiser,
I have not purchased Pentax in either China or Malaysia, but have purchased in Hong Kong.
The best advice I can give you for Hong Kong is DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Know your values and products and do not compromise. So I imagine the same would apply for where you are going. Only accept products in manufacturers boxes...not plastic shrink wrap.
Be prepared to wear out a pair of shoes walking, as believe me mate, walk you will.
Have fun doing it...and the food is great!

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
asia, camera, dslr, lens, lens prices, lenses, photography, prices
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
List of Lens Stores in Asia HoBykoYan Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 05-21-2010 08:32 PM
what's going on with the lens prices? braver Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 31 03-10-2010 05:01 AM
Have lens prices gone up lately? switters Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 24 11-28-2009 05:41 PM
Lens prices Leya216 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 09-06-2009 01:46 PM
Lens Prices mhertel Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10 08-06-2008 01:42 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:49 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]