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Oh, sigh. Not that set again. Haven't we seen this a few times on here before?

"Upgraded" to "digital" lenses? What the heck does that even mean? o_O Don't know why they're tossing a mirror lens in there too now. Mirror lenses are practically useless for photography. Probably just to wow people with big numbers. *sigh*
 

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Ebay is good for 2 things... used things that are relatively low-risk and really uncommon crap that you simply cannot find anywhere else. (like lego space sets from the early 80s!) :)
 

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just bought a canon rebel from ebay, i was supposed to have received six lenses with my camera but instead the guy said he upgraded my package and sent four digital lenses instead of six standard lenses. (im not sure the difference between standard and digital) did i just get ripped off?

Absolutely contact Ebay and Paypal immediately! You are being swindled! Those kits are full of junk to begin with. Now they are even changing that! Absolutely ask for a full refund including any shipping paid. They are not allowed to change what the aution was for! Even if they say they are giving you better items.

The difference sometimes between a "digital" lens vs. "normal" lens is sometimes the manufacturer add's or uses a different coating on the glass. THATS IT!! There is no huge price or quality difference between them!!! DON'T fall for it!!!!!!

YOUR BEING SCAMMED!

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The lenses you listed they they claim to be UPGRADE digital lenses. ARE NOT EVEN THE UPGRADED DIGITAL LENSES. I just went to TAMRON. The lenses you listed are STANDARD lenses that CAN be used on digital. They are not TAMRON DI lenses (DI is their nomenclature for digital integrated, basically made for digital). Next problem is 2 of the items they are calling leses are actually attachments. 1 is for wide angle and 1 is for telephoto. The problems is 1 they are not lenses. But most importantly the one for telephoto isn't even the right size for the telephoto lens you got!!! The 75-300 lens has a filter size of 62mm. The attachement is 58mm. They sent you a 58-62 adapter ring to make it work. Going to a small lens attachemnt will cause vignetting!!! Absolutely worthless!!!

REPACK everything carefully and demand a full refund. This is 100% bait and switch / scam. The so called premium package is not even premium!
 
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Well, there are some good sellers in ebay. I recently bought a brand new EF 85mm F/1.8 lens from ebay, but the seller is Beach Camera which has a 8.71/10 rating with resellerratings.com.

We just need to know what we are buying and know who is selling it. To be fair, only people who has problem will report or ask for help.

Well, the reasons I bought the lens from ebay was, I received an 8% coupons from ebay plus the 8% instant rebate (not mail-in) from bing.com, I bought the lens brand new for $308 out of the door. So I have no reason NOT to buy from ebay.
 

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Agree with contacting ebay and paypal (if you pay by paypal) or Credit card company (if you pay by credit card).

My wife bought a Japanese book from Japan via ebay/paypal, after couple weeks, we still have not received anything yet, but the seller kept saying the book was shipped. So my wife contacted paypal and they gave my wife money back.

So, open a case with them first if you paid the seller via paypal.
 

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Resellerratings and such can't really be trusted because the companies sabotage each other AND pump themselves up.
 

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I have had very good luck / experiences on ebay. Just 1 problem with 1 seller over a construction item about 2 years ago. So 1 problem in about 300 transactions. It did take about 2 weeks to straighten the issue out (refund forced by Paypal). The guy was eventually kicked off ebay. I was even sucessfull on getting his retaliation bad feedback removed.

Now I am always on my guard as I was scammed by a NY photo store about 15 years ago. I fell for a bait and switch on a teleconverter. Luckily that was it and I have learned from it. Unfortunately people see these big kits on ebay and think wow I get all this stuff. But they don't realize those kits are bunch of low quality cheap stuff. And alot of the items in the list come with the camera anyway. They just list it out to make the list longer and be more impressive.
 

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.... Unfortunately people see these big kits on ebay and think wow I get all this stuff. But they don't realize those kits are bunch of low quality cheap stuff. And alot of the items in the list come with the camera anyway. They just list it out to make the list longer and be more impressive....


It is sad that those ebay kits are targeted to people who do not know too much about camera gears. And they have tons of target out there.
 

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Just to let you know:

From the ftc.gov web site:

Sec. 238.0 Bait advertising defined.1
Bait advertising is an alluring but insincere offer to sell a product or service which the advertiser in truth does not intend or want to sell. Its purpose is to switch consumers from buying the advertised merchandise, in order to sell something else, usually at a higher price or on a basis more advantageous to the advertiser. The primary aim of a bait advertisement is to obtain leads as to persons interested in buying merchandise of the type so advertised.
Sec. 238.1 Bait advertisement.
No advertisement containing an offer to sell a product should be published when the offer is not a bona fide effort to sell the advertised product. [Guide 1]
Sec. 238.2 Initial offer.
(a) No statement or illustration should be used in any advertisement which creates a false impression of the grade, quality, make, value, currency of model, size, color, usability, or origin of the product offered, or which may otherwise misrepresent the product in such a manner that later, on disclosure of the true facts, the purchaser may be switched from the advertised product to another.
(b) Even though the true facts are subsequently made known to the buyer, the law is violated if the first contact or interview is secured by deception. [Guide 2]

Sec. 238.3 Discouragement of purchase of advertised merchandise.
No act or practice should be engaged in by an advertiser to discourage the purchase of the advertised merchandise as part of a bait scheme to sell other merchandise. Among acts or practices which will be considered in determining if an advertisement is a bona fide offer are:
(a) The refusal to show, demonstrate, or sell the product offered in accordance with the terms of the offer,
(b) The disparagement by acts or words of the advertised product or the disparagement of the guarantee, credit terms, availability of service, repairs or parts, or in any other respect, in connection with it,
(c) The failure to have available at all outlets listed in the advertisement a sufficient quantity of the advertised product to meet reasonably anticipated demands, unless the advertisement clearly and adequately discloses that supply is limited and/or the merchandise is available only at designated outlets,
(d) The refusal to take orders for the advertised merchandise to be delivered within a reasonable period of time,
(e) The showing or demonstrating of a product which is defective, unusable or impractical for the purpose represented or implied in the advertisement,
(f) Use of a sales plan or method of compensation for salesmen or penalizing salesmen, designed to prevent or discourage them from selling the advertised product. [Guide 3]
Sec. 238.4 Switch after sale.
No practice should be pursued by an advertiser, in the event of sale of the advertised product, of "unselling" with the intent and purpose of selling other merchandise in its stead. Among acts or practices which will be considered in determining if the initial sale was in good faith, and not a stratagem to sell other merchandise, are:
(a) Accepting a deposit for the advertised product, then switching the purchaser to a higher-priced product,
(b) Failure to make delivery of the advertised product within a reasonable time or to make a refund,
(c) Disparagement by acts or words of the advertised product, or the disparagement of the guarantee, credit terms, availability of service, repairs, or in any other respect, in connection with it,
(d) The delivery of the advertised product which is defective, unusable or impractical for the purpose represented or implied in the advertisement. [Guide 4]
Note: Sales of advertised merchandise. Sales of the advertised merchandise do not preclude the existence of a bait and switch scheme. It has been determined that, on occasions, this is a mere incidental byproduct of the fundamental plan and is intended to provide an aura of legitimacy to the overall operation.
Footnotes
1. For the purpose of this part "advertising" includes any form of public notice however disseminated or utilized.​

Guides Against Bait Advertising

What occured here is a federal officne because it crossed state lines.
They broke federal law, and not only do you need to report it, but you need to get ahold of e-bay, paypal, and have them shut down. contacting the State AG's office in BOTH states is a good idea as well.
 
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Well the 500mm mirror lens, 58mm wide angle and 58mm 2x telephoto should go staight in the bin waste of money
 

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Not to mention that one of the lenses listed that they are now NOT giving you is the 50mm Canon.....which honestly is about the only decent piece of glass in that kit to begin with.

Return it and turn them in.....then do some research before buying your gear. For almost 1,000 you could have had so much nicer gear than that from a reputable source.
 

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I dont' know much, and the guys above me have covered it pretty much to the extreme and correctly so.

Standard Lens or film lens for Canon camera's work great on film camera's and can be used on digital camera's. However, using standard lens on a Digital camera will cause cropping, basically, multiply the focal length by 1.6 for Canon cameras. It has something to do with the sensor and lens alignment. A digital lens decrease's the distance from the sensor to the lens decreasing the cropping.

Also, does that canon model use SD cards . . . I'm using my Canon D30 and it usings compact flash.
 

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I dunno, I think mirror lenses can be amusing. Very limited, but amusing still.
 

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