Samyang 7.5mm. Why so cheap?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by nanolab, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. nanolab

    nanolab New to Mu-43

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    Sep 13, 2012
    Ukraine
  2. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
  3. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
    Maria
    Its even cheaper for the BOWER copy at the moment at B&H (only $199).
     
  4. nanolab

    nanolab New to Mu-43

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    Sep 13, 2012
    Ukraine
    Seller responded that it is a Samyang lens, not Bower or Rokinon.
     
  5. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    Bower and Rokinon are the same lens with a different name. My Rokinon version has documentation which says "Thank you for Purchasing your new Samyang 7.5…"
     
  6. nanolab

    nanolab New to Mu-43

    7
    Sep 13, 2012
    Ukraine
    I know that, but seller said that there is "Samyang" on lens.
    So why he sell it for $261? Can it be refurbished lens?
     
  7. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    He says its new, so it probably is… but sometimes people lie.

    Why not save $61 and buy the Bower from B&H? Wont they ship to Ukraine?
     
  8. nanolab

    nanolab New to Mu-43

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    Sep 13, 2012
    Ukraine
    Yes, shipping is too expensive.
     
  9. Hagane

    Hagane Mu-43 Regular

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    May 31, 2013
    Limburg, Netherlands
    The seller is located in Hong Kong, I've often seen photo-related stuff from Hong Kong sellers for very low prices, don't know how they do it. But here in the EU you pay hefty import fees and taxes for that kind of stuff, so it isn't really attractive, don't know how the import laws of Ukraine handels those things...
     
  10. mrjr

    mrjr Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2012
    I don't understand what you are asking. How expensive were you expecting the lens to be? It's been right about this price for many months. Some deals bring it a bit lower, but this is a very normal price for that lens.
     
  11. nanolab

    nanolab New to Mu-43

    7
    Sep 13, 2012
    Ukraine
    Normal price is about $300