-Pleiades- wrote in post #2633972
Looking at a 5D. B&H have them for $3606 aus. I can't even find a price near that here. Wont be purchasing anything for at least another 6 months yet, just doing my research at the moment.
Just called Canon Australia and had this question answered once and for all (tho the answer was what I had expected).
Camera bodies are NOT covered by international warranty. If an imported body fails, it will need to be returned to the country of origin for warranty work (at your own expense).
Lenses ARE covered by international warranty. Imported versions will be repaired locally under warranty.
That said, Canon Australia can do repairs on imported gear -- just not for free And they make good gear so unless it's DOA I reckon it's not a bad idea to import.
Just don't forget GST and customs duty -- you WILL be charged for both on orders over $1000.