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Where are Canon lenses made? How to spot a fake?

 
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Jan 05, 2008 05:33 |  #1

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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Jan 05, 2008 05:34 |  #2

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


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Jan 05, 2008 05:41 |  #3

mercersmoments wrote in post #4635158 (external 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.


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Jan 05, 2008 06:25 |  #4

mercersmoments wrote in post #4635158 (external 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?

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"Nikon" is partially scratched out.:lol:


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Jan 05, 2008 06:26 |  #5

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

Kit Lens with an "L" sticker?


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Jan 05, 2008 06:29 as a reply to  @ daleftw's post |  #6

'Canon' spelled with three n's.


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Jan 05, 2008 06:35 |  #7

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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Jan 05, 2008 06:40 |  #8

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

I manufacture them in my bathroom.


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Jan 05, 2008 06:56 |  #9

mercersmoments wrote in post #4635158 (external 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;)


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Jan 05, 2008 06:59 as a reply to  @ gofer's post |  #10

"L" by quantaray?


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Jan 05, 2008 08:55 |  #11

mercersmoments wrote in post #4635158 (external 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.aspx (external link)


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Jan 05, 2008 09:01 |  #12

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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Jan 05, 2008 10:04 as a reply to  @ datadump's post |  #13

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




  
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Jan 05, 2008 10:34 |  #14

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

:lol::lol::lol:


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Jan 05, 2008 11:37 |  #15

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

Not exactly 'fakes' though :-)


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