June 30th, 2008, 08:22 PM
August 8th, 2008, 07:06 AM
I asked my brother who lives half the year in France and half the year in England where he obtained his lens coats. He gets them from Wildlife Watching Supplies http://www.wildlifewatchingsupplies.co.uk/ who just happen to have an agent in Portugal.
Colorfoto de Barreiros da Silva, Lda.
LOJA DE ALVALADE
Praça de Alvalade, 2-D
Tel: (+351) 21 793 24 75
Fax: (++351) 21 793 10 09
I hope they have what you need.
August 8th, 2008, 08:13 AM
Thanks for that response Jacqueline. I am aware of Colorfoto in Lisbon and have bought a few things from them in the past. Unfortunately, they did not have the LensCoat which I wanted, nor do they have the portable hide produced by Wildlife Watching Supplies which I was trying to buy. Buying anything to do with photography in Portugal is extremely frustrating ("Yes, of course we can get that for you sir, it should be here within 6 to 8 weeks") and also 50% more expensive than anywhere else in Europe.
The good news is that LensCoat re-shipped the item from the U.S. and it arrived without problems within a week. I eventually found out that Portuguese Customs had returned the original package to the sender - why, we will never know.
August 8th, 2008, 09:11 AM
I'm glad you got your problem solved. As you can imagine, living in Egypt, I fully understand the frustrations although I'm fortunate to have a friend here that visits the UK on a regular basis. He has, however, complains that I treat him like a pack horse!