any concern with ordering lenses from Ebay (many listings from Asia)?

Started Nov 25, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: any concern with ordering lenses from Ebay (many listings from Asia)?
In reply to Jim_Ryder, Nov 26, 2011

This issue has been discussed before in this forum and was the reason why I pulled the trigger on a SEL16 from a Korean seller (the one that gives a crappy UV filter as a gift).

First of all, don't expect a boxed item. Mine came wrapped in protective bubble sheet with both front and rear lens cap but without any documentation or official box. Nevertheless the lens was in excellent condition and worked like a charm. Practically I paid 1/3 of the street price here, so I would be ungrateful if I complained.

Delivery time was less than a week. Lens quality is typical for the SEL16. Very, very good when stopped down from f5.6 to f8 and less good when fully open. For the money I paid a truly excellent purchase + it transformed NEX in a (coat) pocketable camera.

+ a sample to see how it performs

Hope it helps you make up your mind!!!

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