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Postby shakey on Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:23 am

Anyone had experience with this mob?. Not sure how many weeks they have been in business. :D . Prices look very competitive, for lenses anyway, especially if you can claim GST back. Grey market (of course) so I suppose warranty is always going to be an issue.

http://www.d-d-photographics.com.au/index.htm
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Postby losfp on Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:29 am

I've heard mixed reviews, but my one experience was mostly positive.

It's run literally out of a guy's unit in North Sydney, I dropped in and bought a Nikkor 50/1.8 with no real problems at all.
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Postby D50 on Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:41 am

Also thought of buying from them. Email correspondence was friendly and response prompt. They are parallel importers, and I think they source their gear from the US. They acknowledge that Maxwell's will not honour warranty, and apparently take care of 1-year warranty issues through their own network of repairers. They will pay for postage on the condition that it is a manufacturer's fault. Their ebay reputation seems excellent.
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Postby drifter on Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:56 am

losfp wrote:I've heard mixed reviews, but my one experience was mostly positive.

It's run literally out of a guy's unit in North Sydney, I dropped in and bought a Nikkor 50/1.8 with no real problems at all.


Curious to hear what the mixed reviews were ? I've dealt with these guys for lenses and a body and the service was amazingly quick and faultless .
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Postby bloop on Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:59 am

I've bought from them on numerous occasions, actually most of my gear is from them. I've both picked-up and had stuff posted out without incident. Prices are very good, you don't have to worry about being hit with customs duty and GST. Actually the Sigma 10-20mm I just got from them is the best price I've seen anywhere.
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Postby xorl on Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:48 am

A friend of mine bought a D50 + lenses through them. They were extremely prompt with email and shipping. I was surprised how fast and painless the process was.
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Postby TonyH on Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:05 am

I bought a sb800 from them before becoming a member of this forum. Had no problems from them whatsoever. The GST component was written off regards to an overseas trip which made it an exceptionally good price. I do wonder how he is able to do so of course.



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Postby anubis on Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:38 pm

Guys,

Have had excellent experience with them, bought a NIKON S1 compact from them and a 17-55mm DX lens (all about 1 year ago).

Absolutely no problems. Great and prompt service.

However, had a friend who ordered a Canon 17-40 L through them, she was not that happy with their service, they couldn't guarantee when the lens would arrive etc... The product was v. good when it arrived, but she had trouble getting answers from them as to when.

Another thing to note, if you can buy from them directly do so, do not use EBAY. Reason is the price is slightly less doing it this way.
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Postby Yi-P on Wed May 24, 2006 12:33 am

I sent them an email inquiry about buying from them and warranties... but still sitting hot on my seat for the reply...
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Postby Suri on Fri May 26, 2006 10:51 pm

This is a heads up for Glenn and his team at d-d-photographics.

http://www.d-d-photographics.com.au/index.htm

Yes - they can be a little hard to get a hold of, but I think this is mainly as a result of their success. They are busy - and it is little wonder why.

I had pained over a major photographic purchase for at least 4 months.
I did the right thing by the Australian Supplier and placed my name on a number of retailers waiting lists, all the while carefully scanning the ebay pages and saving the pennies as old man time ticked away towards the deadline of an overseas trip.

I could wait no longer, and despite having to wave the email hand in the air a fair bit initially, as well as a couple of phone calls to jumpstart the process I finally organised a deal with Glenn at d-d-photographics.

Once personal contact was made the purchasing process was flawless.
We reached an arrangment at 11.30am on Thurday 25/05/06, I organised payment and forwarded proof of same by 3.00pm, and by 1.30pm on Friday 26/05/06 the goods were in my hand, well packaged and exactly as ordered.

Now that is service.
It is with pleasure that I endorse such professionalism, and I will not hesitate in doing business with them again.
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Postby Marty on Fri May 26, 2006 11:51 pm

I have had great service from him.
Bought L lenses from him, and got him to throw free Hoya UV filters in for the price he quoted via email. As listed email/phone prices are cheaper than his Ebay prices. I have sent many people to buy from him, and everybody has good reports.
I know he gets his products from the US, but tries to keep most commonly ordered items in stock.
Be warned, he is a South African.....say no more... :?
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Postby Zeeke on Fri May 26, 2006 11:53 pm

10.5mm FE... Hello Lust.. :lol:

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Postby Trieu on Sat May 27, 2006 12:07 am

I agree Marty, Glen seems like a straight forward guy.

I picked up my 50mm f1.4 with a filter and mentioned your name and he gave me a discount :lol: just enough to get me a cheeseburger meal but I was happy.

Love walking away thinking I got a good deal, but I gotta say prices are very very good as advertised.
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Postby Marty on Sat May 27, 2006 12:23 am

Good work Trieu,
hope the burger was good.....!
His prices are just higher than importing yourself without all the hassle and worry.
Did you use your 50 1.4 earlier tonight...?
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Postby LOZ on Sat May 27, 2006 12:29 am

Rang them today and spoke to Glenn re 10-20 Sigma surprised they are ex stock and can pay cash or card and p/u 9 to 7 week days and Saturday mornings . They have D200's in stock !!!!!!!!!!!!! LOZ
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Postby Trieu on Sat May 27, 2006 12:32 am

DOH!!! Forgot all about it. Only had the Tamron 18-200mm on tonight, my Tokina didn't arrive and it was too cold.

Oh yeah, did I mention I was heavly distracted by a new D2X and his Gitzo tripod.. haehaheahe some ppl have all the toys.
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Postby spaz on Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:35 am

Finally an opportunity to post here. I used him today and it was great. Got an amazing price and the service was great. I picked the stuff up from his place which saved even more money.
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Postby Yi-P on Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:53 am

spaz wrote:Finally an opportunity to post here. I used him today and it was great. Got an amazing price and the service was great. I picked the stuff up from his place which saved even more money.


Hi and welcome...

You seem to have forgotten to mention what was bought :D
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Postby spaz on Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:06 am

Woops - Nikkor 50mm 1.4D. Originally there was no choice between the 1.4 and 1.8 because the 1.4 was just too expensive but when I found these guys I reconsidered ($399 vs around $500 elsewhere).
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Postby Digidegs on Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:10 am

Marty
Why should we be warned about him being South African??
I know he views this forum as well.
Great welcome from us friendly guys!
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Postby beetleboy on Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:52 am

Yeh, those Saffa's are dodgy! (Hope my girlfriend isn't reading!!!)

Praat Afrikaans jou bliksem!
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Postby petermmc on Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:19 am

I've bought a few lenses through them over the past year and they are very quick to respond. I usually get the items the next day.

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Postby spaz on Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:46 am

He's actually not South African. Without having read this I thought that he was (I am so seem to notice it) and asked but he said no.

beetleboy ek kan verstaan wat jy het gese, ek kan nie praat nie (haven't tried that since I was bout 9 years old so it may be a bit wrong)
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Postby beetleboy on Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:51 am

Dit is baie lekker! Baie goede!

He could possibly be a Zimbo? They often sound similar!
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Postby petermmc on Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:45 pm

Speaking of DDP, they have the D200 advertised for $2,399 and underneath it a 'Jap' Version for $2,239. About $160 difference. What is a Jap version and what is the difference?
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Postby Dargan on Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:17 pm

I saw that distinction too on the site. Surely it couldn't mean the menu is in Japanese? :D :D
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Postby Ivanerrol on Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:44 pm

From memory, The last time I spoke to D-D about these Jap cameras.
You need to download the instruction book from the net.
All documentation in Japanese
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Postby petermmc on Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:06 pm

There must be a market for them. Lots of schools are providing Japanese as a subject. It's a hard way to earn a discount.
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Postby digitor on Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:40 pm

Digidegs wrote:Marty
Why should we be warned about him being South African??


49 nil

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby beetleboy on Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:43 pm

Digitor - don't say it so loud, my girlfriend is literally metres away!

That was a dark day for her! Me on the other hand - I couldn't stop laughing!!
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Postby philh on Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:09 pm

I have purchased a few lenses through them and found them to be excellent. Quick, responsive etc..

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Postby Ivanerrol on Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:16 pm

Has anybody bought one of the Japanese D 200's from here?

I am about to sell my D70s and buy one of these D200's.
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Postby Raskill on Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:19 pm

Don't know about the Japanese D200's.

But Glenn from DD Photos is very helpful, good response and excellent service.

I just bought 2 lenses from them.
2x D700, 2x D2h, lenses, speedlights, studio, pelican cases, tripods, monopods, patridges, pear trees etc etc

http://www.awbphotos.com.au
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Postby bindiblue on Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:22 pm

I have the japanese D200 bought from photobuff in melbourne, photo copies instruction book and copied software, other than that everything else is english,

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Postby sirhc55 on Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:47 pm

They even have the Nikon D2Xs on Ebay for $6,395 :!:
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Postby pharmer on Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:06 pm

Ivanerrol wrote:Has anybody bought one of the Japanese D 200's from here?

I am about to sell my D70s and buy one of these D200's.


I got my D200 here - great service and prices (especially if you buy multiple items like lenses and cards (got my previous D70s from them as well)
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Postby Ivanerrol on Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:13 pm

bindiblue wrote:I have the japanese D200 bought from photobuff in melbourne, photo copies instruction book and copied software, other than that everything else is english,

suzanne


I have been trying to raise Photobuff by phone and email. He has been on holidays and I can't contact him. I have bought from him befroe. Very Good.
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Postby Yi-P on Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:38 pm

Im about to buy a few lenses off Glenn as well, should be in the coming week or two. :)
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Postby Impakt on Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:42 pm

On the website is has some text on getting your GST back when going o/s.

Anyone done this before? I was thinking of getting a sigma 30 f/1.4 and got ~$540 with the GST refund, it's looking good..
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Postby jben_net on Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:59 pm

I've bought 4 lenses plus a sb800 from this guy before I was a member at DSLR. Friendly, fast and professional.

He even replaced my tax invoice for me which i'd lost several months earlier. Glen is a top guy!
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Postby Yi-P on Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:00 pm

Can anyone pls PM me D-D-Photography's address at North Sydney?
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Postby sirhc55 on Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:43 pm

When I was investigating the pricing of the Sigma 180mm macro I had two choices: from HKSupplies or d-d-digital. Now one would suppose that the HK connection would have been cheaper than d-d-digital. Well it was - by $20.00 :shock:

So, would you buy from HK for $20 cheaper and risk GST or buy from d-d-digital and get a tax invoice to boot :wink:
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Postby Geoff on Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:18 pm

Raskill wrote:But Glenn from DD Photos is very helpful, good response and excellent service.



Must be something about the name :)
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Postby Glen on Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:44 pm

Was thinking the same
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Postby sirhc55 on Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:48 pm

Glen wrote:Was thinking the same


Don’t be silly, what about Glen Goering, Glen Pot, Glen Amin ad nauseum :lol: :lol:
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Postby Glen on Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:49 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby sky on Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:41 am

Impakt, I was after info about this subject earlier this week, search duty and you will find more info. Or look at my post and the replies in the beginners section.
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Postby squid on Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:05 am

bought two lenses from Glenn (D-D-Photography) on two separate transactions. Fast delivery given that I live in the West.

Buy directly from him is cheaper than going thru his ebay store.
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Postby Razor on Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:12 am

I bought the D80, a lens and some accessories from D-D-Photographics and was very pleased with the service and price. Picked up the parts from North Sydney to save delivery charges...

Wasn't too impressed when my lens dropped over $100 just two days after my purchase but what can you do. I am sure Glenn will make up for it...

Beforehand I visited ECS who didn't have stock (even though their web page implied it). The guy at ECS took down my details but hasn't called me to this date - over a month later.
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