How much of Canon and Nikon still made in Japan?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by RichA, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Remember when (Contax I think) production was
    shifted from Germany to Portugal and then Brazil?
    There were people saying quality dropped. But
    it was never clear cut. Odd, considering things
    like lenses can easily be tested. I'm wondering
    how much of the cameras/lenses are still made
    in Japan? I know the optical glass supposedly is,
    but apart from that, is there anything to prevent
    the Japanese from putting a "made in Japan" mark
    on the camera when in fact it was only partially
    assembled there?
    RichA, Jan 16, 2005
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  2. My Canon 300D was made in Taiwan and says so on the bottom of the camera.
    Some 300Ds were made in Japan.
    Charles Schuler, Jan 16, 2005
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  3. RichA

    ZONED! Guest

    My 20D claims Japan
    ZONED!, Jan 16, 2005
  4. RichA

    Grrr Guest

    Don't know about Canon and Nikon, my Pentax *ist DS body was assembled in
    Philippines, the 18-55 zoom in Vietnam.

    Grrr, Jan 17, 2005
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