Hi there,
I am a bit surprised reading about the customs in Australia.... I am just about to buy a camera from US and went to the Australian Customs web-site. If I read that pile of words correctly, the photographic film cameras are free to import....did you have to pay the duties when importing a camera over $1000?

Joseph

"You probably know all about this, but Customs and Excise jumped on the Shen Hao and had the gall to charge me a service fee (and GST of course) even when I did all the documentation. "