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  • Too good to be true

    Hi Guys,

    Have not posted for a while.....been busy with "things".

    Came across this.... and wondered is this the going rate or too good to be true?

    I cant afford it either way.......

    http://www.sambore.co.uk/index.php?r...duct_id=149053

    Interested on thoughts..........
    Blackadder: "Allow me to be the first to offer Dr. Johnson my most sincere contrafibularities! I am anaspeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused him such pericombobulation."

  • #2
    Re: Too good to be true

    Its an excellent price but i have never heard of this shop. In fact a lot of their pricing appears "good".

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    • #3
      Re: Too good to be true

      Originally posted by kidslateinlife View Post
      Hi Guys,

      Have not posted for a while.....been busy with "things".

      Came across this.... and wondered is this the going rate or too good to be true?

      I cant afford it either way.......

      http://www.sambore.co.uk/index.php?r...duct_id=149053

      Interested on thoughts..........
      If it's too good to be true, then it might just be. I'd hate anybody to be scammed by a bogus site.
      Ross
      I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
      Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
      Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
      Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
      Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
      Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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      • #4
        Re: Too good to be true

        This company, or more correctly its parent company, have intermittently advertised the odd bit of camera kit for years. Investigations have proved inconclusive. Its premises are/were a small electrical shop near Preston, Lancs. Personally I wouldn't touch it with the proverbial.
        Stephen

        A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

        Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

        My Flickr site

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        • #5
          Re: Too good to be true

          Intrigued as to the Romford connection?
          Blackadder: "Allow me to be the first to offer Dr. Johnson my most sincere contrafibularities! I am anaspeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused him such pericombobulation."

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          • #6
            Re: Too good to be true

            I think you need to do a little bit of checking

            They claim variously -

            We are a family run business based in Lancashire

            and then list their contact as
            Sambore SHOP
            16 St Edwards Way
            Romford Essex,
            UK, RM1 4DD

            This is a residential house

            they say
            sambore.co.uk is a trading name of Silver Centre (UK) Ltd.

            well you can see any number of scam websites linked to that name.
            Chiepest Cameras, Leyton Cameras, Olimpic Cameras and a whole host of other scam sites all claim to be trading names of Silver Centre (UK) Ltd

            have a look at:
            http://www.pentaxuser.co.uk/forum/to...-website-34911
            http://www.ephotozine.com/forums/top...uk--ltd-103019

            Be safe buy from somebody else.
            Peter (Art Frames)

            You can see some of my things on Flickr

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            • #7
              Re: Too good to be true

              I like the way they describe it as "compact and lightweight for high portability."

              Have they ever seen one of these lenses?
              John

              "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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              • #8
                Re: Too good to be true

                Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
                I like the way they describe it as "compact and lightweight for high portability."

                Have they ever seen one of these lenses?
                I doubt they know the difference between a camera and a canon (spelling intentional!).
                Stephen

                A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

                My Flickr site

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                • #9
                  Re: Too good to be true

                  100% Scam Bank Transfer Only Payment Option
                  Dont go near this site!
                  Regards
                  Tim

                  see link
                  http://www.pentaxuser.co.uk/forum/to...ebsite---32299

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                  • #10
                    Re: Too good to be true

                    Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
                    I like the way they describe it as "compact and lightweight for high portability."

                    Have they ever seen one of these lenses?
                    They just copied Olympus who wrote these very words http://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/l...120/index.html

                    The high-quality ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35-100mm 1:2.0 zoom offers an equivalent range of 70-200mm on a 35mm film camera.
                    This top-class professional telephoto with the fix aperture over the whole zoom range is the worlds first with this feature. In addition it is compact and lightweight for high portability.

                    Scammers normally just cut and paste copy - but they did correct the poor english 'with the fix aperture' becomes 'with a fixed aperture' on their site.

                    But the main point is not to give them bank details...
                    Peter (Art Frames)

                    You can see some of my things on Flickr

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                    • #11
                      Re: Too good to be true

                      Stephen, a camera is used for making photos, a canon is used for making photocopies.
                      It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

                      David M's Photoblog

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                      • #12
                        Re: Too good to be true

                        Don't go along these lines, Olympus's main business is endoscopes and you know where they go

                        Originally posted by David M View Post
                        Stephen, a camera is used for making photos, a canon is used for making photocopies.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Too good to be true

                          They also make some very nice microscopes.

                          I can be rude about Canon having used a 5D, 30D and L zooms kit for 5 weeks.
                          It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

                          David M's Photoblog

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                          • #14
                            Re: Too good to be true

                            I can testify that they zoom internally, make sure you do not have too small an orifice sorry aperture!
                            Ed

                            What if the Hokey Cokey is what its all about?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Too good to be true

                              I have Canon printers, and very good they are. For colour, that is. Not so good for mono prints. And I wouldn't want one of those going where the Olympus alternate products go!
                              Stephen

                              A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

                              Fuji X system, + Leica and Bronica film

                              My Flickr site

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