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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2012, 11:46:41 PM »
Don't forget the lens hood!
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2012, 11:46:41 PM »

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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2012, 12:01:12 AM »
Don't forget the lens hood!
Lens Hood ES-52
Some things never change. ::)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ES-62-Lens-Hood-Canon-EF-50mm-f-1-8-II-/290668797330?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item43ad35dd92

these work nicely on the 50 f1.8

not sure how they will go with the Aov on the shorty forty though

I am sure it wont be long before the cheap ones come out
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2012, 04:26:11 AM »
I wonder if the OP is just saying that they prefer the aesthetics of the lens more when they add "Made In Japan".  In my opinion, the lens that is lacking this looks very bland and boring by comparison.  I also prefer the "Made in Japan" look.

Photocontinental in Brisbane are listing it at $219 (which is the max price it should be $199 + GST?).  Its currently on backorder.

http://www.photocontinental.com.au/products/101002506010
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2012, 04:51:13 AM »
I don't see why you would want to screw on a hood for the pancake..then it would make it not a pancake :)
I have the hood from my old 50 f1.8 and yes it works on the 40mm as well…no issues using it whatsoever..not even with a filter+hood combo..
But then, after i did that, it made the lans as big as any other normal lens..which defeated the purpose of wanting it because it was thin...

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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2012, 11:14:28 AM »
To be fair the EF-S 60 macro I have is made in Malaysia and is generally a well regarded lens optically, the build is pretty decent too. You would hope Canon's QC would be the same no matter where the item is made/assembled.

.. yes... one would hope.... :)
However my brand new 60 came with a piece of glass behind the front element. Turned the lens into a neat little kaleidoscope we used to play with when we were kids..
I wonder where Canon's QC were that day.... after a wk and a half and a free fix it's like it should have been on the first place...
...on the other hand my 7D body went back twice too.. so it's just luck I think... all my other lenses, bodies are awesome no matter where they were made...

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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2012, 12:08:36 PM »
To be fair the EF-S 60 macro I have is made in Malaysia and is generally a well regarded lens optically, the build is pretty decent too. You would hope Canon's QC would be the same no matter where the item is made/assembled.

Oops..... checked again, actually my EF-S 60 is made in Taiwan  :-[   Comments still apply though........
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2012, 12:54:58 PM »
I don't see why you would want to screw on a hood for the pancake..then it would make it not a pancake :)
I have the hood from my old 50 f1.8 and yes it works on the 40mm as well…no issues using it whatsoever..not even with a filter+hood combo..
But then, after i did that, it made the lans as big as any other normal lens..which defeated the purpose of wanting it because it was thin...

It kinda looks like a step down ring to me - not the best picture though.
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2012, 12:54:58 PM »

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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2012, 03:03:05 AM »
I really don't get this xenophobia towards products made "off-shore." If everyone felt that way about products made in the USA (not all are quality, by the way), the USA wouldn't be the superpower it is... er... was, a few years ago.

Malaysia, China et al. have been producing electrical components for years, including some that are used, I imagine, in L lenses.

Manufacturing in the "developed" world has had its day; now it is time for others to experience the boom. I only wish it was an optical business owned and run by Malaysians making this lens instead of Canon. That would be fantastic for that country and for their people and you know what? The lens would probably be even cheaper, while the people in the factory still earned as much as they do under the red and white flag.

I don't see why you would want to screw on a hood for the pancake..then it would make it not a pancake :)
I have the hood from my old 50 f1.8 and yes it works on the 40mm as well…no issues using it whatsoever..not even with a filter+hood combo..
But then, after i did that, it made the lans as big as any other normal lens..which defeated the purpose of wanting it because it was thin...

I agree. Use a hand!

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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2012, 02:16:54 PM »
From the picture the oem hood is tiny - looked like a step ring.

As far as where things are manufactured - the laborers should be well trained, have humane labor right & make a decent living wage for their location a well as several other big issues. 

Many if not most offshore (3rd world) factories are like puppy mills & quite horrid. :-\
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2012, 02:16:54 PM »