Buying Lens in IndiaAsia vs the USA

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Ananth tm
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Buying Lens in IndiaAsia vs the USA
Mar 28, 2011

My personal experience is that goods sold for US customers are much better quality than what is sold for asian (indian\chinese) customers.
Everyday stuff like scissors, plastics, toys, etc. sold by same company.

Dont wanna start a flame war here, this is from my personal experience.

What about lenses?

If I buy a lens from Canon India, will it be the same quality of build and parts, as that of a lens bought in Canon USA or Canon Europe?

My dilemma is, I'm about to invest in a bunch of lenses (70-200mm F4 L for telephoto, and either the 17-55 or 15-85 for walkaround, and a fast prime: probably sigma 55mm 1.2F)

Note: I am not asking about grey-market lenses. My question is quality of lens build and parts, and whether they are the same across countries.
Ex - Even Coke and Minute Maid tastes very different between India and US!!

Thanks for any replies.

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