Any experience with refurbished lenses

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by rijesh, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. rijesh

    rijesh Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 11, 2011
    Anyone have any idea on the quality of refurbished olympus lenses. particularily the 14-150?
  2. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
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    Mike Aubrey
  3. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
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    Got a refurb 40-150; flawless. Also a refurb E-PL2 with kit lens; indistinguishable from new. I consider refurb to be close to a safe bet as you can get without buying new.
  4. peter124

    peter124 Mu-43 Regular

    I also got a refurb 40-150, from Cameta. Also flawless. Would not hesitate to buy refurb again.

  5. kwalsh

    kwalsh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    I got a 12/2 refurbished from Cameta. Perfect condition.

    The only annoying thing about it is that Olympus uses the same size box for pretty much every refurbished product. For the 12/2 they just put it in a bubble wrap bag and then put it in a giant box (which Cameta then carefully packaged). So the little lens ends up bouncing around inside the giant box! Again, not Cameta's fault - this is the Olympus packaging. Still, lens arrived just fine.

  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    I've purchased quite a few for my SLR - zero problems thus far. :smile:
  7. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    Bought a 14-150mm from Cameta. I expected more padding in the box, but the lens was pretty much flawless and like new.

    I wouldn't have any problems buying refurb lens again.
  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    I've never had a problem with a refurb or a complaint.