I have emailed both Nordfoto and PhoBaTec and I will let you know of their responses. I don't think there is any way to escape the german tax rise any more though, I wish I knew that before.
Thank you for the suggestions of british stores, the UK has definately some very fine merchants but I consider the island to be off shore the North American coast and not the European (and I am not talking about politics).
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