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For something as vulnerable and important as lenses, I like to be able to physically see them before I buy. Unless you really know and trust the seller. I have purchased lenses sight unseen from the internet, but it was from a know US based retailer. My feeling was that if returns had to be made, it would be quicker and speaking to someone on the phone would be easier.

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Just lots of lenses and cams from Japan. Pretty happy with Japan, but sometimes they try to snooker the buyer.


China is OK for cheap stuff, but about 30% to 40% of what I buy gets trashed and is subpar. I will not buy $$ items from China.

Edited by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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There's a great deal on some Sony SCL V1 primes on this link here.



But I'm afraid they'll arrive broken. Anyone else made a purchase this big on a product retailed out of China?



eBay sellers with good feedback over a long term are generally safe to buy from in my experience. Plus, there are ample protections in place (that have worked well for me multiple times) with ebay/paypal to insure you don't get a broken item.

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