EF 50mm f1.4 question!

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  1. Ghoste

    Ghoste TPF Noob!

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    I just bought this lense yesterday before a wedding and I'm glad I did. But since I couldn't order it online after tax it came to like $380. I looked at the box and it said it was made in Japan. I'm wondering if I should return it and order the US one off B&H. Is it worth doing? Is there a big quality difference between the US and Japanese version? Thanks.
     
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    Are not all canon lenses made in japan? I think the ones sold in the UK are maybe the US has a Canon factory. I doubt there is any difference but I could be wrong. They will use the same materials to the same design and specifications unless its a different model.
     
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    I think they are made in Japan. The US ones just have a Canon USA waranty. That's the only difference I know of.
     
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    Ah, I see. In which case I guess I have the US since it has a warranty card in it?
     
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    markc TPF Noob!

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    It should say on the card what countries it covers.
     
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    Japan has a reputation for manufacturing some of the best optics in the world.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Made in Japan is what you want to see on your lens.

    Canon has other factories, Taiwan for example, where they make some of their cheaper stuff.
     

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