Originally Posted by Roger Hicks
Then again, from all I've read, Japanese "mint" is a flexible term.
I think it happens everywhere - cheap is always suspicious. I have just bought Olympus XA on ebay (from UK I assumed, but in fact it was Isle of Man). Anyway - it was with "minor issue" - poor RF patch, but optics were advertised as very clean... Well - the fungus was so bad it gave "Leica glow" at all apertures when I shot the test roll. I was stupid to accept the partial refund (which was about 70% of the price I paid), I thought I could maybe live with it or manage to clean. No way - it basically has "soft focus" lens
Example below even with adjusted contrast...