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Ebay Canon 77mm PL-C B Protect Lens - Dirt Cheap

Are these fakes or knock offs.  I bought a 77mm Canon PL-C B lens --new for $35.  How can these be true Canon products?  The packaging and lens looks identical to the "real" deal I saw in a reputable camera store in Manhattan but that was selling for $200.  Any advise?

 

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Re: Ebay Canon 77mm PL-C B Protect Lens - Dirt Cheap

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Hi jsternmd! 

We can understand your concerns about possibly having a counterfeit or knock off Canon lens filter! We have a special team of technical support agents who handle counterfeit Canon products. They will be able to help figure out if your lens filter is a genuine Canon product or a fake. You can reach them by calling 1-855-46-CANON, Monday to Friday from 8AM to Midnight ET.

We're confident that they will be able to help you out!

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Re: Ebay Canon 77mm PL-C B Protect Lens - Dirt Cheap

I tried to find your $35 dollar filter and could not.  But I can almost certainly guarantee you it is a counterfeit.  If you bought it you will know for sure shortly after you use it.

A lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
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Re: Ebay Canon 77mm PL-C B Protect Lens - Dirt Cheap

Does it look like this?

canon77filter25002.jpg

A lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
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Re: Ebay Canon 77mm PL-C B Protect Lens - Dirt Cheap - Resolved

Well, it was removed from Ebay... probably due to complaints. Yes by looking at the real box and the one on Ebay the differences were noticable in print quality on the box.

 

thanks for reassuring me there are no free lunches

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Re: Ebay Canon 77mm PL-C B Protect Lens - Dirt Cheap - Resolved


jsternmd wrote:

Well, it was removed from Ebay... probably due to complaints. Yes by looking at the real box and the one on Ebay the differences were noticable in print quality on the box.

 

thanks for reassuring me there are no free lunches


BTW, tthat's not a "protect lens". It's (or at least it pretends to be) a circular polarizer.

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Re: Ebay Canon 77mm PL-C B Protect Lens - Dirt Cheap - Resolved


RobertTheFat wrote:

jsternmd wrote:

Well, it was removed from Ebay... probably due to complaints. Yes by looking at the real box and the one on Ebay the differences were noticable in print quality on the box.

 

thanks for reassuring me there are no free lunches


BTW, tthat's not a "protect lens". It's (or at least it pretends to be) a circular polarizer.


I agree.  A CPL filter is not a protect filter.

I use the B+W XS-Pro Clear MRC-Nano filters on all of my lenses.  Some lenses do not perform well with filters, and the EF-100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM is a good example.  That lens doesn't like UV filters, much less a CPL filtere.  

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