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Title: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: pitbull on May 04, 2011, 01:21:13 AM
http://nikonasia-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1518 (http://nikonasia-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1518)

i made a similar thread before for batteries,now Nikon has decided to put this in their website. i hope that this can be made sticky as this is somewhat important in determining which is the real thing. this can also help retailers spot if they are sourced with counterfeit merchandise. be careful in using counterfeit products,specially batteries as these overheat or explode at worse since many are made under-spec.  :o :o :o
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: potch on May 04, 2011, 02:03:21 AM
tnx for the heads up boss rico. :)
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: dman on May 04, 2011, 03:22:44 AM
i wonder if theres already a fake  battery foe the d7000. i,m not sure if the extra i bought is a fake or not since it gets depleted after just a short while.

anyone has pics of the one included in the box? cant distinguish which is which. tia!
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: glennalday on May 04, 2011, 11:19:16 AM
What!? Is there also fake canon products? I hope not.  ???
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: brotha214 on May 04, 2011, 12:19:35 PM
What!? Is there also fake canon products? I hope not.  ???

Yup Meron, sobrang mura benta nila.. parang orig tlga pag nakita mo at may box pa. ;D
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: justinicaza on May 04, 2011, 12:31:16 PM
Iba na talaga ngayon lahat nagagaya pati box ginagaya nadin, Check muna mabuti before bilin.
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: kitnavia on May 04, 2011, 10:05:47 PM
It really pays to get items from a reputable shop.

Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: pitbull on May 04, 2011, 10:17:26 PM
sige,hanapin ko yun canon version. may nakita ako nyan noon eh  :o :o :o
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: glennalday on May 05, 2011, 12:25:37 PM
Grabe, bili na lang tayo sa mga certified reseller para sure kahit mahal. Eh yung mga 3rd party battery kaya like phottix? Siguro naman wala ng fake ang mga ganun?
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: ment on May 05, 2011, 12:36:58 PM
It really pays to get items from a reputable shop.

Thanks for sharing!


agree ..... there is a reason why it cost more.... especially batteries

THank you for Sharing ...
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: jazz_honda on May 15, 2011, 10:07:46 AM
hay pati sa photigraphy may fakes narin..ingat peeps..buy na lng tayo sa mga authorized sellers para sure..
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: ode on May 19, 2011, 02:32:41 AM
parang kinabahan tuloy ako , iba kasi pakiramdam ko sa  grip ng d7k ko everytime na ginagamit ko , parang mainit , although wala pa naman sa sample yung bat ng d7k  kakatakot , double check ko bukas .. Thanks boss Rico 
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: Ikkinikki on May 27, 2011, 06:20:01 PM
very helpfull to. thanks sir :D
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: Cito on May 28, 2011, 04:44:49 PM
this link belongs in this thread.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1034&thread=38048455&page=1 (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1034&thread=38048455&page=1)

hindi naman fake. pero most likely nakaw/smuggled. so sa mga bumili jan sa mejo alanganin, para lang sure :)
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: pitbull on May 28, 2011, 04:51:23 PM
thanks for bringing this into the topic  :o :o :o

delikado ito. maaaring nakaw. sana gumawa ang nikon and canon ng online verification system. hindi naman mahirap. just plug in you usb cable and the database will cross-check  ::) i suggest that everybody do this check...
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: Cito on May 28, 2011, 04:58:22 PM
sana automated yung pag register ng serial # ng cameras. like you said, pag kabit mo ng camera, send agad yung serial sa office ng nikon/canon. pag nasa record na nakaw or hot item, lalabas agad. kahit pag upload lang ng photos by memory card. nasa exif naman yung serial.

i think meron na post na ganitong program/site dito? problema kasi pag ginamitan ng software minsan sabog exif data. like photomatix.
maybe companies like canon/nikon should tie up with microsoft and apple para upload palang ng raw data, masesend agad. ><

Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: pitbull on May 28, 2011, 05:14:37 PM
mas maganda sana kung sa board na mismo  :o :o :o
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: darrellbaet on June 29, 2011, 09:06:00 PM
this is nice... thanks for the info!  :)
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: blim_happy on June 30, 2011, 02:37:26 PM
very useful! thanks for the info
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: chec on July 02, 2011, 11:44:30 PM
nice to know these info! remember to always keep a close look on what you purchase :)
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: marenzio on July 02, 2011, 11:55:54 PM
good thing i found this thread. bookmarked it already  ;D
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: keeper on July 09, 2011, 09:44:07 PM
very useful thread. i used this link to check a MB D11 D7K batt grip my friend got from Ebay. sabi GENUINE daw, when we checked thoroughly, FAKE pala. will post pics... ;)
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: pitbull on July 09, 2011, 10:44:11 PM
bakit di natin gawin sticky ito  :o :o :o

pati na dun sa fake canon thread... ::)

please do post FAKE items...meaning nikon nakalagay pero hindi naman. nevermind the 3rd party brands ::)
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: keeper on July 09, 2011, 10:52:55 PM
bakit di natin gawin sticky ito  :o :o :o

pati na dun sa fake canon thread... ::)

please do post FAKE items...meaning nikon nakalagay pero hindi naman. nevermind the 3rd party brands ::)


oo nga Prez Rico, malaking tulong po talaga yung link nyo. was able to use it to check my friend's FAKE D7K batt grip.
eto po pics nung mismong item, posted it sa thread natin.

http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=88522.240 (http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=88522.240)
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: darrellbaet on July 19, 2011, 09:27:54 AM
Thanks for the info sirs!
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: humpdebump on July 21, 2011, 07:21:31 PM
this thread helps me for buying my very 1st slr, thanks mga sir
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: thrillseeker on August 30, 2011, 11:51:16 PM
What!? Is there also fake canon products? I hope not.  ???


http://www.canon.co.uk/about_us/about_canon/Counterfeit/ (http://www.canon.co.uk/about_us/about_canon/Counterfeit/)
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: captck on August 30, 2011, 11:59:59 PM
heads up!.. whew!
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: Dahon Man on September 08, 2011, 10:04:33 AM
whew, thanks for the heads-up
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: pampubliko on March 03, 2012, 07:39:04 AM
nice. bookmarked
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: Sideburnsix on March 03, 2012, 08:45:42 PM
TFS! 8)
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: seeyah on March 04, 2012, 03:35:31 PM
thanks for sharing nagbasa muna ako before buying  ;)
Title: Re: how to spot fake Nikon items
Post by: ajfudge on May 24, 2014, 08:43:44 PM
It really pays to get items from a reputable shop.

Thanks for sharing!

naku sir. di mo rin masu-sure. Here's a long read:

PROLOGUE: One time, nag-charge ako ng battery tapos nakatulog ako. Lumobo si batt. at hindi na kayang buhayin si camera. So it needed replacement na.

Inutusan ko ang parents ko na bumili ng battery for my Nikon D5000 sa isang "reputable shop". I emphasized pa nga na original ang bilhin. Reputable, meaning they sell photography equipments and offer photography services, and they have several branches nationwide and their prices are premium.
You would think na original yung battery na nabili nila. The box has the Nikon aesthetics. Pero yung manual, mukhang photocopied lang sa labo. But since reputable nga yung shop na binilhan nila, I let it pass. Sabi pa daw nung seller sa aking ama, "matibay na battery yung ganyan sir. Siguro na-overcharge?" (side note: is it true na it's bad to overcharge the battery? Take note, nakatulog ako kaya naging overnight na yung charging. May twist pa ito. Read on.)

After a while, I noticed na madaling ma-drain yung battery. Minsan after an hour e empty batt na. Then one day, bumigay na yung cam. Ayaw na mag-power. Ang nangyari tuloy, dinala ko pa sa Hidalgo yung D5000. Ang maganda nyan, nakarating ako sa Hidalgo finally. (Taga-Quezon Province po ako).
Sabi ko dun sa repair shop (Prime Camera, which I highly recommend) power-related ang cause nung sira. Suffice it to say, na-revive ang camera ko.
Eto ang twist, di ba sabi ko earlier na yung battery na na-overcharge ay lumobo? Well, nung bumalik na sa normal size yung battery, ipinasak ko ulit dun sa D5000, and wouldn't you know it, nag-work ulit! Until now ginagamit ko pa rin yung battery na lumobo.
But I digress. Sapagkat pinagdudahan ko na yung bagong battery, nag-Duckduckgo ako about the battery life of D5000. That search lead me to Nikon's advisory on how to detect counterfeit batteries. I checked my new battery against the one na lumobo, and they showed significant differences.
After this revelation, I printed that web page, made copies of the receipts nung battery na binili ko sa kanila at nung repair ng camera ko. At since may pagka-vigilante ako, sumugod ako dun sa "reputable shop" and I brought my parents w/ me kasi sila naman yung bumili. I calmly explained to the sales clerk na nasira ang camera ko dahil sa battery na nabili ko sa kanila. I demanded a replacement. Ito pa ngang si mama ang galit e. hehe. At first ayaw palitan ni sales clerk kasi tapos na daw yung 1-week replacement warranty at wala pa daw naman nagrereklamo sa kanila ng ganun. (So parang pinoint out na ako yung may diperensya). Sabi ko, malakas ang loob ko kaya siguro ako pa lang ang nagrereklamo. Tsaka ang habol ko dito, nakalagay sa resibo na ORIG when after a quick research na-discover ko na fake pala ito tapos in effect nasira ang camera ko. In the end, she caved and she will call central office daw para palitan na yung battery. Dagdag ko pa, make sure it's original. So iniwan ko sa kanila yung fake battery along w/ the copy of my "evidence" (receipts, Nikon advisory, comparison pics). Within two weeks, pabalik-balik ako sa shop nila until one day sinabi nung sales clerk, "Sir wala pong mahanap na original na battery" (So does this mean na aware sila na lahat ng binebenta nila ay fake?). Since ayaw ko na rin naman sumugal sa battery na ibibigay nila sa akin, sabi ko palitan na lang nila ng tripod. So ang result, nagkaroon na ako Benro A500F w/ BH1 head.

EPILOGUE: Naging maselan talaga ako pagdating sa accessories. Nagpabili ako sa kapatid ko na nasa Manila ng extra battery ng Nikon D5000 ko. Sa Henry's Trinoma sya bumili kasi tamad sya pumunta sa Hidalgo. Pina-inspect ko talaga sa kanya yung item.
Pag nagcha-charge ako ng battery, pinipilit kong manatiling gising.
Yung sales clerk dun sa "reputable shop" pati yung co-workers nya ay ka-facebook ko na. haha
ANd finally, suki ako nung "reputable shop" kasi sila lang ang nagbibigay ng Photographers Discount. (o ayan, may idea na siguro kayo kung anong shop yan. Daming clues. hehe). Although hindi na ako bibili sa kanila. Yung printing service naman nila ay maganda.