any disadvantage to buying Japanese lens? (FE 55)

Started Jun 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: any disadvantage to buying Japanese lens? (FE 55)

Riquez wrote:

captura wrote:

atracksler wrote:

Looking on ebay for a FE 55 and there are a few from japan that are less expensive...

I know that the Japanese bodies cannot be changed form Japanese Firmware...

Is there any disadvantage to buying a Japanese Lens?

Thanks, ad

My experience with a (superior) !8-55 kit lens from Japan lwads me to wonder if other Somy lenses from Japan might also be superior.

All mine are JP but my feeling is my 55-210 is not quite up to par. I have difficulty getting sharp images with that lens unless I have really perfect conditions & get as close as possible. Of course that's just my feeling, I could be wrong, but I have given up bothering with that lens due to how troublesome I find it. Also it won't DMF so there is definitely something odd with it.

I'm confused -- are you claiming you have lenses MADE in Japan or lenses bought from Japan..?

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