As a fairly reasonable 35mm photographer but a total novice re; digital photography I would like to know whether it is worthwhile buying equipment off of eBay. I have four Canon 35mm cameras and several Canon lenses but, even when bought new, the cost of these just about amount to the cost of a 27-40 Canon lens bought from a High Street retailer. However on eBay there would appear to be bargains to be had particularly from a seller in Canada whose items always attract a lot of bidders. I have read threads on this Forum by at least two people who have bought from the seller in Canada and are very happy. I just wondered about any risk involved. I would also be obliged if anybody could advise as to buying lenses from eBay. A person on another forum maintains he has saved a fortune buying Canon lenses from Hong Kong. For whatever reason it sounds distinctly iffy sending hard earned to Hong Kong whereas sending money to Canada doesn`t. Strange eh ? Hope somebody can help before I launch myself wholeheartedly into the mysterious world of digital photography.