My buddy said the same thing, HK is expensive. It's also interesting they're selling Korean market lenses? Oh well, works as advertised!The funny thing is that I've been to HK/China many many times. You don't see anything cheap over there in stores. Most things are as expensive and many times more expensive than in the US. So I don't know why they only have these prices for online order.
As for the cheap fast shipping. I often buy things that cost 25 cents or less from HK. I just bought a camera battery for 16 cents. I always wondered how they could sell anything that cheap let alone ship it for that without taking a loss. So I asked one of the vendors. He says that there is a "stand by" class of shipping in China/HK. It is literally what it sounds like. Things go on stand by. So sometimes you get it in 2 days, other times in 6 weeks depending on what the loads are. The vendor said because it was stand by, the shipping is basically free.
Olympus claims to have an international warranty. Somebody should try an send their lens in for service and see if they check it under warranty. :smile:Mine didn't come with a warranty card, btw. Is that normal?
Edit: yes, it appears so from rereading the thread. Don't the standard Korean lenses have warranties though?
For Olympus warranties you must have two things according to their websiteOlympus claims to have an international warranty. Somebody should try an send their lens in for service and see if they check it under warranty. :smile: