White Box Lens? What is it?

Started Mar 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
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troutbum96013 Forum Member • Posts: 72
White Box Lens? What is it?

I have been looking to purchase a new lens. Possibly the 18-200mm Canon. In researching prices, I see some with a slightly less price as they are marked, "white box."

Can anyone explain what that means? Am I purchasing a lens of lesser quality.

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