Need Help on Recently Purchased Canon 100-400 L IS Lens

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Bob Magluyan
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Need Help on Recently Purchased Canon 100-400 L IS Lens
Jun 11, 2012

Hi,

Just got my Canon 100-400 L IS lens from Adorama showing date manufactured as "A." According to this code the lens was made in 1986. Am I correct to suspect that this lens has been used? A lens manufactured in 1986 just seems very old and selling it today 2012 seems suspect? But is this just my paranoia setting in?

The other thing was the plastic wrapping around the lens and case looked crumpled. Not the neat and flat plastic wrapping I'm accustomed to seeing.

Please comment as I am ready to return this lens but would like to hear any input / comments from you first. Thanks much.

Bob

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