Canon 50mm f1.8 II (imported or likewise) for $93

The latest action in the eBay Deals includes the new condition but very likely not-USA-warranty Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens offered for $93 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer, by eBay seller RedTagCamera (99.9%). There is no mention of warranty in the listing and the seller is not an authorized Canon dealer (as far as I can tell), so assume this is imported or something similar.

Since this is a low priced simple prime lens, for some people, this may be a reasonable risk… At authorized Canon dealers, this goes for $105 after a $20 mail-in rebate (eg Adorama, B&H Photo).


  1. S.W. Anderson says

    First, happy holidays! Thanks for another year of so many helpful and informative posts, tips, insights and good humor.

    Now, I notice RedTagCamera includes a phone number for those who have a question (or there’s eBay’s own message service), and takes returns within 14 days — provided the item has all original packaging and content with it. And then, in the fine print at the bottom of the page there is this:

    “Do not discard box, until equipment has not been tested.”

    Further proof, as if any were needed, that whenever a writer includes a double-negative in a sentence, he or she is in over their head and should get a second set of eyes on that sentence before sending or publishing it anywhere. 🙂

    • Happy Holidays! Time sure does fly!

      Yes, someone needs to create a “simplifier” program to replace unnecessarily convoluted sentences with simpler ones. I can certainly not not say that I could not not use it!