I am here in the US now. There is one very cheap place to get good photo stuff, it's called Hidalgo St. and it's in Manila. The only problem is you need to know someone there so that they can haggle. If they know you are a foreigner, then you can kiss the good prices good bye. :P I spent around half a year befriending 2 of the well know sellers there, so I can get some pretty good deals. If all you are looking for are lenses, it's a good place to go if you know who to approach (The camera bodies I do not trust).