made in Japan FA Limited lenses?

Started Aug 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
fakuryu Senior Member • Posts: 1,329
Re: made in Japan FA Limited lenses?

yardcoyote wrote:

Forum member brecklundin mentioned in another thread that old made in Japan versions of the FA Limited lenses have some different qualities than later models. I have been wanting the 43mm for a long time (currently trying to balance it against my desire for the DA*55mm) and since I would be buying the lens used anyway, I was wondering if it is generally considered to be worth the effort to find one that was made in Japan. If so, how would one do so? I kind of have my eye on a silver one, if that makes any difference.

From what I know, the late production FA Limiteds either from Vietnam or Japan does not have much of a difference except for the very early MIJ batches that has a lead element and those are that ones you should look for. I read it somewhere here but could not find it anymore.

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