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Leica 15mm for $403.50 [ebay]

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by ntblowz, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. yorik

    yorik Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 23, 2013
    Scotts Valley, CA
    Yonatan
    No Warranty... seems a little sketchy. But a very good price (makes it seem even more sketchy :confused:)
     
  2. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 7, 2011
    NYC
  3. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I believe I ordered a 45mm 1.8 from them awhile back. The lens shipped fast and I received it the same week. Your mileage may very though.
     
  4. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Ahh. I want it!
     
  5. ntblowz

    ntblowz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 13, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    So I ordered the black version last friday and it arrived today from Hong Kong, really impressed with delivery!

    PB1703171.
     
  6. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 4, 2010
    I wouldn't be too worried about buying from ebay. I have bought few lens like this from hongkong/taiwan, never had any issues. My rational was ebay protection and paypal. The policies are geared towards the buyers and protecting them from frauds.
     
  7. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    I guess it is from dzone2. How much did you pay? Somehow I only see prices above $500 which is close to Amazon's current price of $530. It looks like there are also gm1+15mm packages from HK...
    http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-H-X...qid=1416195273&sr=8-1&keywords=panasonic+15mm
     
  8. ntblowz

    ntblowz Mu-43 Veteran

    312
    Nov 13, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
  9. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    When I do a fresh search on the US Ebay site, for some reason these items don't come up?
     
  10. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    May 7, 2011
    NYC
  11. jd950

    jd950 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 23, 2010
    Yeah, I was interested in this deal (the black one), but I can only get to the page by the link, doing an ebay search, even by the exact listing used by this seller, does not bring them up. I don't understand.

    Edit to add: I see this is listed as a "markdown" item, whatever that may mean in this case. I also noticed that any return must be made within 7 days. Buyer pays return shipping as expected, but also any refund is less the seller's original "handling" shipping and seller's ebay fees and refund is made in "local currency" which I guess is Hong Kong dollars and any resulting exchange rate issues are buyer's problem.

    Coupled with no warranty whatsoever, I think I will just spend an extra $100 and get it from a U.S. dealer.
     
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  12. absolutic

    absolutic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    How much is this lens better than Oly 17/1.8 in terms of sharpness and af for those of us who have Olympus not Panasonic and cannot take advantage of Aperture ring on the lens? It seems to be priced significantly higher?
     
  13. bacil

    bacil Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 24, 2012
    Minnesota
    Yes, me either. Strange. I clicked worldwide and it still did not show up.
     
  14. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    The samples look pretty sharp. Almost reminds me of the 25mm 1.4, but with the 15mm FOV. I think part of the reason for the higher price is the Leica tax added on. I think it really depends on the photographer if they want to pay the additional cost and want that focal length. For the price though, I'd probably just get the 25mm for the 1.4 or the 12mm f/2 for the wider FOV.
     
  15. jd950

    jd950 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 23, 2010
    Well, FWIW, Amazon has the lens in black for $520.00 and B&H will match that. I just ordered the lens from B&H. Might be cheaper in the next couple of weeks of sales, but maybe not.

    In regard to absolutic's question, I believe, from all I have read, that the two lenses are very close in IQ, maybe a little better sharpness with the Panasonic, but I use both Pana and Oly bodies and I wanted the aperture ring and I like the lens hood that comes with the 15. I also wanted the very slightly wider angle of view. Difference in price is under $100, so I would pick whichever looks more appealing.
     
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  16. Azon

    Azon Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 6, 2013
    same here, not even a list of available items for sale from the seller, strange...
     
  17. peanuts

    peanuts New to Mu-43

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    May 12, 2014
    SoCal
    I want to buy the lens, but can't get pass the checkout page... Ebay is complaining about shipping cost cannot be calculated. :rolleyes:
     
  18. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve