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Old 18-07-2010, 11:58   #1 (permalink)
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I read that a large quantity of fake Canon lenses had been siezed by the plod in Manchester at a address seems there were a considerable amount and obviously potential to make considerable profit. I would presume that these were made in China or the far east somewhere and more to the point was this the only "shipment" or are there others plus are there other fake brands been made as well so a word of warning any ebay or other outlets with a to good to be true offer you may get scammed
amazing what you can do with a milk bottle and some gaffer tape mind
From the pictures i must admit they looked like the real deal probaly abit on the light side thou
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Old 18-07-2010, 14:35   #2 (permalink)

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QUITE WORRYING, BUT I THINK PEOPLE WILL SEE STRAIGHT THROUGH THEM
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Old 18-07-2010, 20:03   #3 (permalink)
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Truth me know they are probably made in the same factory in china as the 'original' ones

Always remember a factory in a village next to ours that was as run-down and looked a real dive and they sold clothes to Harrods. (legit) The locals working in there were walking around the village with these 'genuine' Harrods label cloths ... no knock-offs, I just thought it was quite funny
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Old 18-07-2010, 23:18   #4 (permalink)
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Not sure about these lenses or any lenses but there are some "Genuine Fakes" in circulation for a lot of far East produced goods. These are as TCD said. People use Chinese factories to produce many expensive items but pay very little for them, the factory owner can produce over the production run and sell them to unscrupulous merchants for far more than the original commision. That's why the genuine article for a lot of goods come with certificates of authenticity.
My wife like so many has a penchant for designer handbags. One Prada one needed a new lining and when she took it to the Prada store for a replacement they wouldn't return it to the factory for repair, until she found the certificate. They said it was to make sure it wasn't a fake, she of course said surely the factory could tell, as it happens, for the above reasons they can't.
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But are these lenses shipped out before quality control and testing (to avoid records)?

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I dont think it would be hard to produce a fake Canon lens would it.....they could be better than the real thing.
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I dont think it would be hard to produce a fake Canon lens would it.....they could be better than the real thing.
I doubt they could fake a Canon L lens ..

Eg this bargain here

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A tog on another site was selling a Chinese copy of the Wimberly Gimbel head he paid 150 for on E-bay
it was to heavy for him and I got it off Him for 50,now I could not have bought the true wimberly at the time was near 400 so bought this and I am very pleased to say I love it.
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