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Old Jan 15, 2006, 6:20 AM   #1
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I think i've decided on getting the Pentax *ist DL
I was also thinking about the Canon 350D, but add the already more expensive price to the cost of new memory cards and spare batteries (I already have SD cards and AA's for the Pentax) then its just too much for me to spend right now.

Locally I can get the DL with a Sigma 18-125mm lense for au$999 (or $899 with Sig 18-55)

My friend is going to Malaysia next week and he said he could get it for me over there.
I'm not sure what the prices are like over there, but would it be worth the risk of Import Tax when he comes back to Australia?
Also, I'm unsure about the warranty, would it be valid in Australia?

Then of course there is eBay!
DigitalRev in Hong Kong, who seem to have a good reputation + feedback, have the DL with a Pentax 18-55mm for $969 (including shipping/insurance)
But again, I'm worried about warranty.

Right now I'm thinking of going 10 minutes down the road to a real shop and getting it there for $1k with a valid warranty, unless my friend finds a great price in Malaysia.

Also, is now a good time? Theres always new models on the way, but is there anything I should know before I go out and spend my cash on a DL?

Thanks in advance for any advice and suggestions.
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