Re: Canon 600EXII-RT

In-The-Dark

EOS M50
Jan 13, 2016
43
0
Hello CR Folks!

Need an advice from you guys regarding a used Canon 600exII-RT that im planning to buy.
Upon inspection of the product pics posted online, I can see that its "Made in China".
Searching thru the web, I can only see product images that are "Made in Japan".
Is it safe to assume that this may not be a legit product?

Thanks in advance.

Eric
 

scottkinfw

Wildlife photography is my passion
In-The-Dark said:
Hello CR Folks!

Need an advice from you guys regarding a used Canon 600exII-RT that im planning to buy.
Upon inspection of the product pics posted online, I can see that its "Made in China".
Searching thru the web, I can only see product images that are "Made in Japan".
Is it safe to assume that this may not be a legit product?

Thanks in advance.

Eric
Maybe get the serial number and check it with Canon. If nobody knows, just call Canon support and they can tell you the official line on that.

Scott
 

caMARYnon

EOS 80D
Mar 23, 2011
135
2
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Canon 600EX-RT I is "Made in Japan" - 2012 until 2016.
Canon 600EX-RT II is "Made in China" from 05.2016.
 

tron

EOS 5D SR
Nov 8, 2011
3,832
183
In-The-Dark said:
Hello CR Folks!

Need an advice from you guys regarding a used Canon 600exII-RT that im planning to buy.
Upon inspection of the product pics posted online, I can see that its "Made in China".
Searching thru the web, I can only see product images that are "Made in Japan".
Is it safe to assume that this may not be a legit product?

Thanks in advance.

Eric
If it was not a legit product they would cheat by writing "Made in Japan" although it was made in China. It has to be a legit Canon product unfortunately... Made in China.
 

In-The-Dark

EOS M50
Jan 13, 2016
43
0
Thanks everybody for taking the time to respond.

@caMARYnon - This info is a great help in my decision-making process.

@tron - Yes, you're right about that. If it's not legit, why waste by putting a "Made in China" tag. BTW, I checked my 430EXiii-RT bought from our local Canon store, and it is made in Taiwan.