posted 48 years ago by
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Same lens is around $400 elsewhere. Great inexpensive second lens for sports and wildlife photography. f/4 is not great for low light, but what do you expect at this price?


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Getting red from the Canon fan boys?

My only concern is that this might be a "grey market" lens. Anyone have experience buying camera lenses from Buy.com/Rakuten.com to deny or confirm?

Not even f/4
lens clearly show f/4.5-f/5.6

KayK said:   Not even f/4
lens clearly show f/4.5-f/5.6

Depends on which lens you're talking about They have a 55-220 VR lens, a 55-200 non-VR lens, and 55-300 VR lens all pictured in the same ad...
The also spend more real estate on a nylon cord with a sticky pad at the end and q-tips than they do the glass. May all be legit, but buyer beware IMO.

I have had some bad experience with Buy.com with "grey" market stuff. I had some Seinhauser headphones with an obvious Chinese SN (looked it up and verified) and Buy.com wouldn't even entertain the idea. I would've informed Seinhauser and pressed the issue more but I had been deployed and the headphones were more than 3 years old. I am wary...

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