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where canon L lenses are made

Hello, I want to ask where the canon L lenses are made. Do all L lenses are made in Japan, while the remaining (non-L)  manufactured in Taiwan and China.

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They are all made in Japan.

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are you sure? my EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens and 50mm f/1.8 made in Taiwan. as well as all my friends. Mine ef 24-105mm f4L IS USM and ef 100-400mm f/4,5-5,6L IS USM made in Japan

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@Arvis wrote:

are you sure? my EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens and 50mm f/1.8 made in Taiwan. as well as all my friends. Mine ef 24-105mm f4L IS USM and ef 100-400mm f/4,5-5,6L IS USM made in Japan


Sounds like you already have your own answer?

 

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Smiley Very Happy Well I think that I know, but there is a discussion between friends. and they say that part of the L lenses are manufactured in Taiwan, as well as non-L lenses are made in Japan... I try to find out how is really Smiley Very Happy

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@Arvis wrote:

Smiley Very Happy Well I think that I know, but there is a discussion between friends. and they say that part of the L lenses are manufactured in Taiwan, as well as non-L lenses are made in Japan... I try to find out how is really Smiley Very Happy


There are some "non-L" lenses that are manufactured in Japan, like my 50mm f/1.4, but all of the L lenses are made in Japan.  What "L" lenses are your friends referring to that are made in Taiwan?

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Almost surely L lenses are made in Japan, only likely exception is the kit L lenses like 24-105mm some _may_ be made outside of Japan. For sure some of the other non-L lenses are made outside of Japan, some lenses are even made in multiple locations.

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Almost surely L lenses are made in Japan, only likely exception is the kit L lenses like 24-105mm some _may_ be made outside of Japan. For sure some of the other non-L lenses are made outside of Japan, some lenses are even made in multiple locations.


According to the date code ALL of the 24-105mm lenses that I have dealt with were manufactured in Utsunomiya, Japan.

 

The first letter in the date code on L lenses denotes where the lens was manufactured.

 

U = Utsunomiya, Japan

O = Oita, Japan

F = Fukushima, Japan

 

There is not a date code that starts with 'T' for Taiwan.

 

 

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