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Bought "Mint" lens from Japan, but then I see this

I just received a supposedly "mint" Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIS lens from Japan. It sure does look unused, but when inspecting the rear element I found this stuff: The smaller spot near the top ...
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Do camera sellers ever fraudulently reset shutter counts?

Has anyone ever heard of a camera seller resetting shutter counts to make a camera appear newer than it actually is? Or change the shutter count to lie about it being replaced or refurbished? It ...
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Buying lenses from Japan on eBay? Good or bad?

I have been looking into Canon's older 28-80mm USM metal mount lens. I have heard that it is a very good lens for the money, but when I looked for it on eBay, the only places that seem to sell it are ...
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What to do with 2nd hand sale of a lens showing oil/moisture coming out of the focus ring?

I just bought a used Canon 28-105mm and when I got it in the mail there was some weird shiny substance, possibly like oil, coming out of the focus barrel. Without thinking I wiped it off because at ...
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What's the easiest and safest way to sell photo gear?

I'm looking to make some upgrades in the next couple of months (new camera body, new lenses, new tripod); and will no longer be needing some of my equipment (old camera body, some old lenses). I'd ...
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Is a "Zone" Large Format Camera with gold plating legit?

Has anyone heard of the brand "Zone", who makes large format cameras? I've been looking into buying a 4x5 large-format camera, and have been digging through eBay items. I came across this one: NEW ~ ...
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What should I look for when buying a used or new camera via Ebay?

I'm looking at buying my first DSLR (Canon). It's a bit expensive in store (I've already picked the model) so I started looking on Ebay. Some people are selling still in box with warranty and some are ...
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