"I try to start these articles by putting my preconceptions out there first. Every reviewer or blogger has them, they affect our opinions, and you have a right to know them. So I’m writing this introduction the day before our first copies arrive.
The lens is designed by IB/E Optics GmbH in Germany and manufactured by Kipon (aka Shanghai Transvision Photographic Equipment Co. Ltd). IB/E has developed a number of lenses and adapters for the Cinema world and other optics, so I figured the design would be good; probably a telecentric lens with a built-in speedbooster-type element or group. Kipon is known as a lens adapter company, although Shanghai Transvision has also manufactured and distributed video and photo accessories. They are rumored to manufacture lenses for other brand names, so they have some lens manufacturing experience. But, I have to say, my expectations for build quality weren’t great.
Okay, so much for what I expected. There are now five new copies sitting on my desk so let’s take a look."
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|Refurbished Item||Orig Price||Savings||Sale Price|
|Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 18-135 IS||431.76||1,007.44|
|Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 28-135 IS||407.76||951.44|
|Canon EOS 7D Body||359.76||839.44|
|Canon EOS Rebel T5i + EF-S 18-55 IS STM||170.00||509.99|
|Canon EOS Rebel SL1 + EF-S 18-55 IS STM||150.00||449.99|
|Canon EOS Rebel SL1||119.99||359.99|
|Canon EOS Rebel T3 + EF-S 18-55 IS||108.00||251.99|
|Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM||179.88||1,019.32|
|Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM||137.88||781.32|
|Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM||115.20||268.79|
|Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM||156.00||363.99|
|Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM||28.20||159.79|
|Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III||48.00||111.99|
|Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM||64.80||367.19|
|Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM||66.00||373.99|
|Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM||48.00||111.99|
|Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro||36.00||203.99|
|Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM||60.00||339.99|
|Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM||72.00||407.99|
|Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM||78.00||441.99|
|Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM||96.00||543.99|
|Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS||120.00||279.99|
|Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS||84.00||475.99|
|Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II||120.00||120.00|
|Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM||56.40||319.59|
|Canon Speedlite 430EX II||36.00||203.99|
|Canon Speedlite 320EX||30.00||169.99|
|Canon Speedlite 270EX II||20.40||115.59|
|Canon Speedlite 90EX||18.00||101.99|
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However, I think this latest video does a poor job of differentiating between third-party batteries and counterfeit batteries. It lumps both types of batteries into the same, scary "non-genuine battery" category.
Personally, I'd be much more concerned about using a conterfeit battery than a third-party battery. If a company is dishonest enough to slap a Canon logo on its battery, then there's a good chance the company doesn't care about the performance and safety of the product. And why would they? The dishonest comany's reputation is not at stake.
However, when a company puts their own name on a battery intended to be used in a Canon product, I'm more willing to believe that the company has taken sufficient precautions to ensure the battery will work as advertised and won't damage my camera. And if it does damage my camera, I know that Canon isn't responsible for the repair bill.
I understand that Canon wants to protect and educate its customers. There's nothing wrong with that. However, I think labeling third-party batteries and counterfeit batteries in the same way goes a bit too far, and I start questioning whether the movie's motive is really about public safety or the bottom line.
Share your thoughts in the comments.
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