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Old 5th of January 2008 (Sat)   #1
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Default Where are Canon lenses made? How to spot a fake?

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?

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Fake lenses! - Never heard of any of these - Compact Flash cards yes.
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I have been told to watch out when buying Canon lenses off ebay as there has been fakes.

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

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I dunno.. an L made of plastic?

Kit Lens with an "L" sticker?
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'Canon' spelled with three n's.
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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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Where are Canon lenses made?
I manufacture them in my bathroom.
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I have been told to watch out when buying Canon lenses off ebay as there has been fakes.

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Where are Canon lenses made?

TIA

I think you've probably got the message by now
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"L" by quantaray?
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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
This is where they are made and how old they are :

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/C...ens-Aging.aspx
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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.
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Just wondering if the OP is referring to the US market vs. gray market lenses.
Not exactly 'fakes' though
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