Buying lens off ebay from Japan

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by DynaSport, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 5, 2013
    Has anyone bought lenses off ebay from Japan? There are several new O45's listed at very good prices with free shipping. The sellers have good ratings, but I am wondering if these lenses will have any warranty at all and if that is something I should be concerned about anyway. Your thoughts and experiences appreciated.
  2. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    I've had good experiences in the past. Olympus' warranties are worldwide, I believe. Panasonic isn't but most sellers will let you send the lens back to them, at your cost, and repair it under warranty.
  3. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
  4. My O45 came from Korea, and my PL25 came from Japan. The PL25 is just over 18 months old now and the O45 just under. Both came with full packaging but I can't comment on the validity of the warranties.
  5. cueball

    cueball Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 5, 2013
    Be careful with Customs too. My E-P5 fell into the black hole of their Chicago location on 11Aug2013 and I can't get anyone to give me info on why it hasn't reached my hands yet. It definitely doesn't happen to everyone, but just something to consider.