Beware 7Artisans Knock Offs

7Artisans isnt exactly a top secret brand that hides away their R&D like other companies so I have been trying to find out more about the 7Artisans 18mm f/6.3 UFO Lens spotted here, but in doing my research I came across the above notice, which is translated below:

In recent times , the company has received more calls and complaints from customers , and has sold products under the brand name of seven craftsmen (× artisan /××Artisan). Our company has not authorized any brand, will not be authorized in the future , any company without the company’s permission to use the company name brand behavior, is an infringement of rights , our company will retain the right to pursue its legal responsibilities , hereby announce !

Report phone: 0755-82711682

I am trying to find out more, but if in doubt always buy from a trusted retailer like B&H Photo or Adorama. I do not include Amazon in this list because in my experience there is a lot of 3rd party fraud on Amazon and while their A to Z guarentee is there it can be a pain to get your money back and protect others if the 3rd party plays ball.

I recently experienced a bait and switch scam myself and the 3rd party was quick to brush my report under the rug by making an excuse and sending me a refund while letting me keep the junk. I wasn’t the only one because they had several negative reviews about receiving the wrong product, but if they keep people happy long enough they can drain whatever money is in the sellers account and shut down. Amazon did nothing about the issue since I was made whole so who knows how much they will get, but this is becoming more common.

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