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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2012, 02:57:41 AM »
The China means low quality, low price, counterfeit and low low low,

not all, motherboards, iPhones, RAM and whatnots are great quality and reliability, i've had an ASUS board that i have in the garage that's been running for almost 12 years more than allowed MTBF the last BIOS update was 3 years after i bought it.

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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2012, 03:05:06 AM »
The China means low quality, low price, counterfeit and low low low,

not all, motherboards, iPhones, RAM and whatnots are great quality and reliability, i've had an ASUS board that i have in the garage that's been running for almost 12 years more than allowed MTBF the last BIOS update was 3 years after i bought it.

Please check your ASUS board and see if it is made in Taiwan. If indeed is in China, you are so lucky!
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2012, 04:07:44 AM »
Have you checked your iPhone?

I own no iPhone and am not really interested in purchasing one, TBH. Oh, but I have a friend who has one, and  just inspected the phone. Guess what? It's a 3Gs and has "Designed in California Assembled in China" proudly written on the rear cover (not hidden beneath it). I believe his is not the only iPhone assembled (read:made) there.

So much exaggerated fear about "Made in Whereizit".  ::)
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2012, 06:06:07 AM »
The whole point of the 40mm is to be cheap.
What good is it if it were to be made in japan and cost 2x the price as with made in malaysia?
I'm happy it's made in Malaysia so i only pay this much for it and being in Singapore, Malaysia is just next to us so we get the lens much faster too hehe..

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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2012, 07:28:10 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.
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2012, 08:09:19 AM »
I trust the quality that MADE IN JAPAN and MADE IN GERMANY. The Japanese are so proud with the mark MADE IN JAPAN. I have been seeing too much “Made in China”, "Assembled in China”. The China means low quality, low price, counterfeit and low low low, although I am Chinese. Malaysia is a country that no better than China in manufacture, even worse in Philippines. So I seldom buy the food from the above two countries in China although they are marked with “IMPORTED”.

This is absurd. Canon is a Japanese company. So why does that mean the location of one of their factories would be under different standards? You are saying if Canon has a factory in China, it would be cheap "knockoffs"? It doesn't work that way.

China has a bad reputation for manufacturing because they DO make a lot of cheap junk, but that has nothing to do with Canon. It's only low quality if the company wants it that way.
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2012, 08:56:22 AM »
Price would be $399 if made in Japan
the australian ones must be made in japan then :D

You know anywhere down here that's got them?
B+H are still at pre-order status, $200 + $56 to ship it down here (although while i'm there, I could do with a few more filters and arca-plates and tripod rings etc, I might hit the $1000 customs-limit again)

Wow, you like paying extra, don't you?

Harvey Norman are selling them $249. So feel free to pay an extra $7 and buy it from B&H!

http://www.harveynorman.com.au/canon-ef-40mm-f-2-8-stm-lens.html

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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2012, 10:36:51 AM »
Just remember that lots of Nikon cameras and lenses are made in Thailand, whose manufacturing facilities and worker skills are no better than Malaysia or China. If this lens' MTF is truly as what Canon claimed, it would produce better images than the Japanese made 50mm 1.4. Of course, we hope the lens made in Malaysia will be up to the Canon's specification. You might have more bad copies.
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2012, 08:07:46 PM »
Price would be $399 if made in Japan
the australian ones must be made in japan then :D

You know anywhere down here that's got them?
B+H are still at pre-order status, $200 + $56 to ship it down here (although while i'm there, I could do with a few more filters and arca-plates and tripod rings etc, I might hit the $1000 customs-limit again)

Wow, you like paying extra, don't you?

Harvey Norman are selling them $249. So feel free to pay an extra $7 and buy it from B&H!

http://www.harveynorman.com.au/canon-ef-40mm-f-2-8-stm-lens.html

all show out of stock here :( decent price though I might grab one
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2012, 08:11:02 PM »
Just remember that lots of Nikon cameras and lenses are made in Thailand, whose manufacturing facilities and worker skills are no better than Malaysia or China. If this lens' MTF is truly as what Canon claimed, it would produce better images than the Japanese made 50mm 1.4. Of course, we hope the lens made in Malaysia will be up to the Canon's specification. You might have more bad copies.

Totally agree.
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2012, 09:34:21 PM »
Price would be $399 if made in Japan
the australian ones must be made in japan then :D

You know anywhere down here that's got them?
B+H are still at pre-order status, $200 + $56 to ship it down here (although while i'm there, I could do with a few more filters and arca-plates and tripod rings etc, I might hit the $1000 customs-limit again)

Wow, you like paying extra, don't you?

Harvey Norman are selling them $249. So feel free to pay an extra $7 and buy it from B&H!

http://www.harveynorman.com.au/canon-ef-40mm-f-2-8-stm-lens.html

all show out of stock here :( decent price though I might grab one
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2012, 10:01:27 PM »
LOL thats a bit out of my way i'm sure they wont be far off arriving in perth, I'll check some of our premium dealers and see
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2012, 10:48:38 PM »
Maybe this http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e02480581e9a is why the 1DX has been delayed.

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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2012, 10:50:41 PM »
I have preordered one pancake this morning at CNY 1,269.00. Some top dealers in China have got the first batch of arrival. ;)
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Re: Where is the Lens EF40mm F2.8 STM made in?
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2012, 10:59:14 PM »
I have preordered one pancake this morning at CNY 1,269.00. Some top dealers in China have got the first batch of arrival. ;)

ooo thats a good price
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