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Old 13th May 2017
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A bargain, or too good to be true? (Pan 25 1.4 for small change)

I saw this just too late. http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panasonic-Le...app-cvip-panel

New seller with no 'form'. They appear to have priced it as though it were the cheap CCTV lens. Did someone get a bargain, or might it have been some kind of scam?
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Re: A bargain, or too good to be true? (Pan 25 1.4 for small change)

Very strange - I'd be amazed if anyone gets that lens for 17.23 all the way from China. I reckon you might get a CCTV lens if you were lucky and a PayPal dispute for sure!
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Re: A bargain, or too good to be true? (Pan 25 1.4 for small change)

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Very strange - I'd be amazed if anyone gets that lens for 17.23 all the way from China. I reckon you might get a CCTV lens if you were lucky and a PayPal dispute for sure!
The point is that there is a cheap tiny C-mount 25mm f1.4 CCTV lens which often sells with an MFT adaptor for such prices, and often the eBay description includes the words Olympus and/or Panasonic (e.g. here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25mm-f-1-4...t0or4DDlOf4w-g ). But the photos and description on the particular item I found (link in OP) make it clear that the lens on offer is the Panasonic Leica Summilux. So I get the impression that someone has been asked to sell a lens they don't know much about and has found a price by comparison with the C-mount lens. And therefore, possibly someone has got a bargain. Or it's a sophisticated scam ...
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Re: A bargain, or too good to be true? (Pan 25 1.4 for small change)

I agree that's possible.

It still seems weird that the description is "Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH".
If the seller put that into eBay they'd see a lot of listings at 400 (or equivalent) so surely wouldn't have set a 99p reserve and sold for 17?

I can't see how the seller can hope to profit from this unless
a - they don't send anything at all.
b - the lens was found or stolen but even then you'd pay shipping.

Very weird!
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Re: A bargain, or too good to be true? (Pan 25 1.4 for small change)

I just did an Ebay search on "Panasonic" "25mm" "1.4" (within lenses) and sorted on price, the first 20 entries are for C mount lenses in the range 14 - 23. After that there's a jump to 250 and they're Lumix lenses.
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