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adamw

Canon IS binos where to buy?

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I have been looking for the best price for a pair of canon wp is 10x42 binos. Has anyone had any issues purchasing via ebay from hong kong, are there any warranty issues with this?  Does anyone know a competatively priced uk retailer ? 

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I would be wary of buying from HK on the internet fullstop!

The warranty would not be valid outside of HK.

Amazon sell them and would be more reliable.

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Agreed about not buying something like this from HK, not to mention the customs cost risk.

However that ABS is far and away the best deal I can find at the moment. The closest other two are both double the price:

Amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-Image-Stabilising-Water-Binoculars/dp/B0008G2P8Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1414678907&sr=1-1&keywords=Canon+10x42L+IS+WP+Binoculars

Bristol Cameras - http://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/p-canon-10x42-l-is-wp.htm

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If you buy via E-bay from Hong Kong you take your chances, if there is a problem it will be your problem.

Alan

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Could anyone clarify just what a 'grey import' is ?

adamw : You'll love the 10x42s.  For me Canon image stabilised binocs are a 'no going back technology'. 

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Grey import  ... http://www.wexphotographic.com/?/aboutus/no-grey-imports.html

I must admit I find the list of downsides in that link to be not very compelling.  The major downisde is, of course, warranty repair.  In most cases, if it goes wrong you will need to ship it back to the country from whence it came yourself ... unless you purchase from a reputable company like camerainthepost.

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Have a quick think about the technology involved in image stabilization then have a slightly less quick think about the warranty situation...

Olly

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They are well designed, well made binoculars.

And i've my 15x50s for almost 11 years now and they have never missed a beat. 

I've used them extensively and they've proved very reliable. I wouldn't be without them. They always impress at our society observing sessions.

As i said, a no-going-back technology.

I've just brought my son a pair of 10x30s is for Xmas.

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I Use 12x36s for birdwatching. Although I'd like less CA the IS takes your viewing a step beyond even the very best conventional bins.

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