Shipping a lens to Europe

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Shipping a lens to Europe

Post by titrisol » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:02 am

Hi all,
I'm trying to ship a lens (Sonnar 5cm.1,5) to Europe for a review to be made in a digital camera
This comes basically because the one I have is rare.

Now, how do you ship to/from Europe whn something is "on loan" without having to buy an ATA carner ($350+) or paying import duties?

ANy experiences?
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Re: Shipping a lens to Europe

Post by melek » Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:55 am

I don't know if postal authorities make exemptions or allowances. This could work if you had someone who was making the trip and could take it with them in their luggage or in a carry-on bag.
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Re: Shipping a lens to Europe

Post by alexvaras » Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:09 am

I wouldn’t declare its value, that’s all.
When a friend was going to receive a Makina 67 serviced in USA he addressed to me, the repairman stated the value as 325$ (The repair cost) and I had to pay small amount of taxes. All it’s with the declared value.

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Re: Shipping a lens to Europe

Post by titrisol » Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:06 am

So you are saying declare $10 or so?
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Post by titrisol » Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:17 pm

Oh well, I got a very good offer for the lens locally, it is gone now!
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Re: Shipping a lens to Europe

Post by PFMcFarland » Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:18 pm

You'd have to consult with your local post office to see how it is done, but you at least have to declare it is not a sold item, maybe saying it is going for repair.

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