Picked up my white GF-2 dual lens kit (14-42mm + 14mm f/2.5 Pancake lens)from a seller on clubsnap forum today, it was almost new and I got it for $1050. : D
Comes with the usual goodies, 8g card + Lumix camera bag!
Since I was going around asking prices, I might as well list down some of my searches for people who need references…
Panasonic GF-2 Dual Lens Kit (14-42mm + 14mm pancake lens)
– Comes with free 8g Card + Lumix camera bag
– Prices are all in SGD and may change due to JPY currency fluctuation.
– Please double confirm the prices with the respective shops yourselves!
– Quote taken on 9th Feb 2011
MS Color – $1120 (Phone quote)
MS Color – $1105 (Email quote)
Alan Photo – $1125 (Phone quote)
Paris Silk – $1145 (Phone quote)
(the above shops are just some that i’ve purchased before / gave me a good deal before as well – I’ve heard that John 3:16 at Funan also have great prices, but I couldn’t find a phone number – and when I did no one picked up the phone – so I couldn’t get a quote from them fast enough as I was making a quick decision in purchasing the camera from another seller.)
In Japan’s Yodobashi, the same config is going for 78,600 Yen, not sure about freebies and international warranty – I’ve heard that you can request for it but I can’t confirm this.
As for the 20mm f/1.7 Pancake lens, I did some research as well and the cheapest between these 3 stores was Paris Silk, which quoted me $543 while everyone was selling theirs at $550.
The 20mm pancake lens goes for about 35,000 Yen after tax rebate at Yodobashi and on Amazon it’s about $335 USD not including shipping, and item can only be shipped to the USA for now. It’s the cheapest option as it converts to about $430 SGD since the current exchange rate is so low!
OH GOD I’M SO HAPPY NOW!!!!!