China vs. Japan

Started Jan 24, 2013 | Questions thread
Banger
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Re: China vs. Japan
In reply to John King, Jan 24, 2013

Hi John,

I have the 25mm f2.8 pancake and it's also made in China, I think they all are, nevertheless I think it's actually quite a good lens and use it on my E30 & my E-P3 with an adapter.  I did consider buying the P/L 25mm f1.4 for the E-P3 but I find the Oly pancake fine (very sharp) for my needs and I don't require f1.4.

Whilst I have had doubts about Chinese manufactured optics in the past I think things have improved markedly in the last 5 years, as evidenced by my recent purchase of the u4/3 60mm macro which can only be described as oustanding.

Cheers, Rob

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