Just remember that you don't have to buy the lens from an Australian outlet, nor do you need to buy a top of the range lens to get what you desire. A Sigma 24 - 70 f/2.8 can set you back around $800 - $1000 apposed to the Canon or Nikon version which will set you back $1800 - $2200 (depending if its the f/2.8 L II USM series or Nikon equivalent). Try certified sellers on eBay or online stores like the ones below. http://www.citiwideonline.com/au/ - Great prices on lenses and accessories http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ - Great prices on CF and SD memory card http://stores.ebay.com.au/DigitalRev-AU-Photography-Shop?_rdc=1 - Reliable camera outlet based in Hong Kong with ridiculously low prices Keep in mind that as soon as the item arrives in Australia and the box is opened the warranty will be void. However, if you insure the lens or camera it won't matter. Also keep in mind that our dollar is quite strong at the moment and its a great time to buy from Hong Kong. People have this phobia of buying from Hong Kong but forget to realise that most of these parts are made in Japan, Taiwan or Hong Kong. If you buy it from Australia you're just paying for the freight cost.