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« on: December 15, 2007, 04:28:13 AM »
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Fuji branded HC lenses are selling in Tokyo for ~50% compared to what my local dealer is demanding.

Any reason I should NOT get one now, while I'm here?

I didn't bring my H1, so I'm having trouble verifying that there is no catch.

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Thorbjørn.

(Sorry if this has been discussed before, but search on this forum is not the best I've seen...)
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 03:05:32 PM »
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As far as I know, all the HC lenses for the H system are Fujinon's, made by Fuji but with some design participation from Hasselblad. I thought that they were actually all branded Fujinon on the lens, but maybe they changed the on-lens branding to "Hasselblad", at least for sale outside of Japan.
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2007, 05:15:19 AM »
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Yes, I know they are all made by Fuji. I was more thinking in the direction that there might be a firmware difference or something, to avoid crossovers since the pricetag is so different.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2007, 05:19:04 PM »
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Sure, there's a difference: They add 30% in the states, and then they add 40% again in Europe. So you can buy a new lens in Tokyo for half, a used one for one third of the price in Europe. This applies to almost every lens from any manufacturer.

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Yes, I know they are all made by Fuji. I was more thinking in the direction that there might be a firmware difference or something, to avoid crossovers since the pricetag is so different.
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2007, 05:20:16 PM »
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Sure, there's a difference: They add 30% in the states, and then they add 40% again in Europe. So you can buy a new lens in Tokyo for half, a used one for one third of the price in Europe. This applies to almost every lens from any manufacturer.

BTW, what digital camera in Japan is now the equivalent of the Hasselblad digitals ?

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Yes, I know they are all made by Fuji. I was more thinking in the direction that there might be a firmware difference or something, to avoid crossovers since the pricetag is so different.
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2007, 07:12:42 PM »
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BTW, what digital camera in Japan is now the equivalent of the Hasselblad digitals ?

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quite sexy ! body around 3500$ fuji GX645AF



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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2007, 06:03:27 AM »
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quite sexy ! body around 3500$ fuji GX645AF



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What digital backs can this use? Does PhaseOne P45 for H1 work?

Shouldn't this thread be in Medium Format section anyway?
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2007, 06:07:34 AM »
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Fuji branded HC lenses are selling in Tokyo for ~50% compared to what my local dealer is demanding.

Any reason I should NOT get one now, while I'm here?

I didn't bring my H1, so I'm having trouble verifying that there is no catch.

Regards,
Thorbjørn.

(Sorry if this has been discussed before, but search on this forum is not the best I've seen...)
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To me the price difference does not seem that significant. For ex the 50-110 zoom is approx 2680 euros while my dealer price is 2830 eur.
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2007, 09:44:38 AM »
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To me the price difference does not seem that significant. For ex the 50-110 zoom is approx 2680 euros while my dealer price is 2830 eur.
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The price I got was more like €2.125 before 5% sales tax reduction, so close to 2.000,- In Norway I would need to pay €3.700 since I'm not entitled to a tax refund. On other lences the difference is even bigger.

I do not think there is any other than the H1 that has been branded by Fuji in Japan. Not that I've been able to find, anyway.

Another observation I did. Due to the low dollar these days, it is actually cheeper to get stuff like a Canon lense from Amazon, than from the big retailers in Japan. However, a friend of mine over here explains that Japanese producers tend to keep their mint products for their home market, and export the rest. He claimed this explained the price difference. I do not know if there is any hold in this, but I have noticed somone complaining about how hard it is to get hold of a really good Japanese lense, some times...
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