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03-01-2011, 06:40 AM   #1
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Pentax Lense From Vietnam

No more lenses made in Japan (only from Vietnam) available in Singapore.
I wanted to buy Pentax 77mm...
What is best to do?

03-01-2011, 07:15 AM   #2
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Just buy them. Brand new japan sets are very rare.
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Isn't this already a well discussed issue? Vietnam made are as good as MIJ, and if there are issues, we do see in MIJ versions also.

My 77mm is MIJ but then I have two FA50/1.4, one is MIJ and another is AIV - both are equally great.
03-01-2011, 08:16 AM   #4
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Just get the AIV then. I have owned 3 MIJ FA77 over the years and believe me, QC weren't that great either.

03-01-2011, 08:59 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by wlachan Quote
Just get the AIV then. I have owned 3 MIJ FA77 over the years and believe me, QC weren't that great either.
Yep. I have a AIV FA77 now that is optically better than the MIJ one I used to have. Build quality is the same.

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