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Jackel
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Hi All,

I found a site that is offering 2 versions of several canon lenses and cameras. The EEF 16-35 is either 1599 or 749. I called and asked what the differenc was and they indicated the cheaper one had a foreign warrenty and a Japanese manual and a plastic rather than steel mount.

Do any of you have any experience with foreign model canon lenses? Any recommendation on this?


Jeff



Jul 23, 2012 at 08:24 PM
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There doesn't exist any foreign model with plastic mount. It's not a serious seller, and probably a scam


Jul 23, 2012 at 08:32 PM
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Jackel wrote:
Hi All,

I found a site that is offering 2 versions of several canon lenses and cameras. The EEF 16-35 is either 1599 or 749. I called and asked what the differenc was and they indicated the cheaper one had a foreign warrenty and a Japanese manual and a plastic rather than steel mount.

Do any of you have any experience with foreign model canon lenses? Any recommendation on this?

Jeff


As Lars says . There is no plastic mount foreign 16-35

What you have just encountered is the classic 'bait and switch' merchant .

Avoid like the plague



Jul 23, 2012 at 08:35 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Foreign Lens half the price


Post your source.


Jul 23, 2012 at 09:29 PM
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I would stay away from that store if I were you. They are up to no good, I would say.


Jul 23, 2012 at 09:32 PM
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Why am I imagining an ef 50/1.8 with tipex on...


Jul 23, 2012 at 09:34 PM
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I have some foreign version 5D Mk III I can sell for $1300 each. The foreign version has a slightly smaller sensor, but comes with a zoom lens already permanently mounted and they've added a built-in flash.




Jul 23, 2012 at 09:42 PM
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RCicala wrote:
I have some foreign version 5D Mk III I can sell for $1300 each. The foreign version has a slightly smaller sensor, but comes with a zoom lens already permanently mounted and they've added a built-in flash.


Wow! Nice deal! What's your PP info?

Omar



Jul 23, 2012 at 09:50 PM
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Jackel wrote:
Any recommendation on this?


Yes. Run as fast as you can in the other direction.

If it seems to good to be true... it probably is, or

when in doubt, doubt.



Jul 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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Scam, scam, scam ...

The "foreign" one never ships. They will call you again and again, offering you the US model. Insisting that the other one comes without the cap, hood, etc.

If you don't switch and wind up paying more than you would at B&H, Adorama, etc., they will just never ship anything. Good luck, too,, getting a credit card refund.

I can't belive those SOB's can run these scams for 30 years and still stay in business .... Ah, the "free market" cures all ill's (joke: I have an MBA, I'm not a communist - socialist maybe ..)

Michael



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Scam!!!


Jul 23, 2012 at 11:33 PM
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So they are doing it with lenses too now, not just cameras...


Jul 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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Jackel wrote:
Hi All,

I found a site that is offering 2 versions of several canon lenses and cameras. The EEF 16-35 is either 1599 or 749. I called and asked what the differenc was and they indicated the cheaper one had a foreign warrenty and a Japanese manual and a plastic rather than steel mount.

Do any of you have any experience with foreign model canon lenses? Any recommendation on this?

Jeff



Do you really even have to ask?

Hilarious...



Jul 24, 2012 at 01:50 AM
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hahahahahahaha


Jul 24, 2012 at 01:58 AM
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If I offered to sell you a fully loaded Top of the line 2012 Lexus for 12 grand, would you believe me?


Jul 24, 2012 at 02:03 AM
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Access wrote:
So they are doing it with lenses too now, not just cameras...


Always. I remember all those bogus ads in the backs of the magazines in the 70s.

EBH



Jul 24, 2012 at 02:13 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Foreign Lens half the price


Where did the OP go?




Jul 24, 2012 at 02:24 AM
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Scammers are so successful because of greed. People talk themselves into believing something that they would normally know is not real. Some pretty smart people have been scammed for big bucks.


Jul 24, 2012 at 03:05 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Foreign Lens half the price


The foreign one also has a f/1.8 constant aperture, but can only zoom from 50mm to 50mm.


Jul 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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Imagemaster wrote:
Where did the OP go?


He's off to search for his common sense.



Jul 24, 2012 at 01:12 PM
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