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Radar
8th May 2010, 07:59 AM
I bought a 40-150mm from Cameraworld in January this year. Yesterday I was recommended to register all my equipment with Olympus UK. Camera and my 14-42 was OK, but when I tried to register my 40-150 I got "invalid serial number" Is this a fake lens?

j.baker
8th May 2010, 08:06 AM
I dont have an answer for you., but I have not heard about fake Olympus lenses. Which version is it? Can you post a picture of the lens (without the serial number).

I suggest giving Olympus a call on monday. They should be able to help.

David M
8th May 2010, 09:47 AM
It's probably a grey import, in other words it wasn't supplied by Olympus UK and therefore isn't guaranteed by them.

Radar
8th May 2010, 11:07 AM
The lens is identical to all other 40-150's. So it might be a gray import, yes. Maybe I'll ring Olympus on monday. Will probably sell the lens soon anyway (To be replaced with a 50-200...if the house boss agrees)

Zuiko
8th May 2010, 04:41 PM
Was the lens new or secondhand from Cameraworld? If it was new and appears to be a grey import I'd take it up with Cameraworld.

Radar
8th May 2010, 04:59 PM
It was new. I have sent a mail to Cameraworld asking about this. Hoping for a reply very soon.