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I have been told to watch out when buying Canon lenses off ebay as there has been fakes.

How do you spot a fake?

Where are Canon lenses made?

TIA

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Fake lenses! - Never heard of any of these - Compact Flash cards yes.

Post #2, Jan 05, 2008 05:34:21


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mercersmoments wrote in post #4635158external link
I have been told to watch out when buying Canon lenses off ebay as there has been fakes.

How do you spot a fake?

Ask the fool who told you there is such a thing as a fake Canon lens.

Post #3, Jan 05, 2008 05:41:23


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mercersmoments wrote in post #4635158external link
I have been told to watch out when buying Canon lenses off ebay as there has been fakes.

How do you spot a fake?

Where are Canon lenses made?

TIA

"Nikon" is partially scratched out.:lol:

Post #4, Jan 05, 2008 06:25:46


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I dunno.. an L made of plastic? :p

Kit Lens with an "L" sticker?

Post #5, Jan 05, 2008 06:26:56


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'Canon' spelled with three n's.

Post #6, Jan 05, 2008 06:29:41 as a reply to daleftw's post 2 minutes earlier.


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This big stalk-like bird brings them down from the sky in a big napkin/satchel thing and drops them off at camera shops.

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mercersmoments wrote in post #4635158external link
Where are Canon lenses made?

I manufacture them in my bathroom.

Post #8, Jan 05, 2008 06:40:20


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mercersmoments wrote in post #4635158external link
I have been told to watch out when buying Canon lenses off ebay as there has been fakes.

How do you spot a fake?

Where are Canon lenses made?

TIA

I think you've probably got the message by now :D;)

Post #9, Jan 05, 2008 06:56:01


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"L" by quantaray?

Post #10, Jan 05, 2008 06:59:50 as a reply to gofer's post 3 minutes earlier.


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mercersmoments wrote in post #4635158external link
I have been told to watch out when buying Canon lenses off ebay as there has been fakes.

How do you spot a fake?

Where are Canon lenses made?

TIA


This is where they are made and how old they are :

http://www.the-digital-picture.com ...ses/Canon-Lens-Aging.aspxexternal link

Post #11, Jan 05, 2008 08:55:06


A little L goes a long way.

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any company that goes thru the trouble of building a lens that is Canon-esque, should just open up their own business and make their own line of lenses

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Just wondering if the OP is referring to the US market vs. gray market lenses.

Post #13, Jan 05, 2008 10:04:52 as a reply to datadump's post 1 hour earlier.




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Collin85 wrote in post #4635316external link
I manufacture them in my bathroom.

:lol::lol::lol:

Post #14, Jan 05, 2008 10:34:19


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laster wrote in post #4636027external link
Just wondering if the OP is referring to the US market vs. gray market lenses.

Not exactly 'fakes' though :-)

Post #15, Jan 05, 2008 11:37:17


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Nikon D700, 17-35mm, 28-105mm, 70-200mmVR, 50mm f/1.4
Canon EOS 3, 24-105L, 135L

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