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Old 30-06-2012, 06:16 AM
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Canon L lenses

Gday all. I've got a canon 100-400L(made in Japan) lens and seriously love it, so now i'm looking at buying a 100L F2.8 Macro (i'm mad for macro). Here's the question. I want to buy one new of Ebay for around $900 but are ALL the L lenses made in the same factory/country or are there some "cheap" versions i need to look out for, ie made in the Phillipines etc. cheers Mat
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Old 30-06-2012, 06:53 AM
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No, you don't have to worry about that, unlike Hoya stuff.

L-series are L-series.

Two plugs for my favourite retailers: www.d-d-photographics.com.au and camerapro.net.au

Camera Pro are not grey importers and so their prices are dearer, but, their service is exemplary. Very friendly mob to deal with.

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Old 30-06-2012, 07:35 AM
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Thanks Humayun, It's good to know there's no cheap knock off's out there. The prices at DDP are very good. I think i'll go that way for piece of mind. Much appreciated.
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I have seen first-hand "funny business" by some grey market importers in Australia, e.g. new lenses in boxes that have obviously been opened before, missing warranty cards (wasn't really a problem, and it's now no longer relevant), missing some of the packaging material, or missing date code/serial numbers.

I've never had a problem with the ~ 13 L lenses that I've bought (and later sold) from official distributors over the years.
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... (wasn't really a problem, and it's now no longer relevant)...
Is Canon now honouring the warranty on imports?
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I am with H, when it says L, it is L Glass as it is known.

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Is Canon now honouring the warranty on imports?
I thought Canon Australia had stopped honouring international warranty on lenses? (Not sure - I haven't checked in a while.)
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I thought Canon Australia had stopped honouring international warranty on lenses? (Not sure - I haven't checked in a while.)
Oh duh, haha.
I'm with you now, I had read it the other way
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