Birma, I bought 4 generics from Hong Kong via e-bay several years ago. One was bad off the bat and they replaced it right away - didn't even have to send it back. The others are still with me, but they do go dead about 10% faster than the genuine Sonys.
At what I paid for them they were a bargain. I did post about them at the time, search and you may find the info.
An a700 and couple of a580s, plus even more lenses.
Birma wrote:Thanks Mike. I saw Hannel ones today in the local LCE but as they were 39.99 I wasn't very tempted. Looks like I had a lucky escape. That is a good tip.
I dream about having a local LCE or WEX etc. Just to be able to actually play with the various cameras and lenses. The only local shop in Aberdeen in Jessops and they have a couple of bodies A58 and A7 but virtually no lenses.
Only a Tamron 16-300 left sadly. Sony cannot supply what I want so rightly or wrongly I've branched out to someone who does and I'm very happy.