I went to a random local camera shop today in a large tourist area. From what I'd read online, this place was notorious for selling somewhat-overpriced stuff from random Chinese brands to tourists who don't know any better. But when I went in, they also had a really nice selection of old SLR lenses from Canon/Nikon/Olympus/Pentax/Minolta/Sigma/Tamron/Vivitar/etc, not just cheap Chinese stuff. Most of them had hefty price tags on them (although the prices weren't astronomical - they were somewhat in line with what you might expect for those sorts of lenses). After looking through a handful, I couldn't resist the temptation to pick up an old 50mm f/1.4 Yashinon at $50... I was looking for a fast prime lens, and he had a few to choose from in that price range. While looking at other lenses, I came across a 15mm Sigma f/2.8 fisheye and a 50mm Sigma f/2.8 macro, both with a Minolta MF mount (as luck would have it, I'd just ordered an MD-to-mu43 adapter the night before). The price stickers on them were about in line with the usual street prices of those lenses, but when I asked him how much they'd cost, he quoted too-good-to-be-true prices on both of them (less than half the price on the sticker). He said that he's had the lenses sitting in stock for several years, so now he's just trying to move them along. The lenses were in mint condition but were in old-looking boxes, so I'm sure that they were probably new-old-stock like he said. Sounded like a great deal, so I figured I'll come back when my Minolta mount comes in so that I can try it out and see how well those lenses work with the mu43 format. A while later, I wandered into another random camera shop that happened to have the same two lenses on their shelf, except with a Canon mount. When I asked the guy for the price, he gave numbers that were very similar to the other shop (but about $20-30 higher). So now I'm suddenly suspicious. Both of these guys are selling the same two lenses at amazing blowout prices. And there was also a third shop on the same street that had a suspiciously similar inventory, but I didn't look too closely there. So it might just be that the shops are all working together and just set similar prices, but the situation just seems fishy (pun intended). So is there any chance that this may be some sort of scam? The lenses looked nice, and I'm sure they take great pictures... and they're being sold by a shop that's been in that place for many years. I'm trying to think of an explanation... fake? stolen? But it seems unlikely that a store owner would risk getting shut down and going to jail just to make a small profit. Or maybe there are no shenanigans and I'm just reading too deeply into it? Maybe I should just buy the lens and shut up? Thoughts? Oh, and I've been reading this forum pretty constantly since I got my E-PL1, but this is my first post... hope you guys find it interesting.