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06-27-2009, 02:42 AM   #1
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Just curious, when was the last time they put sticker like this..

..on cameras which release from Japan?






and why we do not find that kind a sticker on current DSLR or Lenses?




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'Cause most of them are made in Thailand, Vietnam, or the Phillipines.
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Quality control is so 20th Century.
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As noted above, I think they quit putting the sticker on the cameras when they quit making them exclusively in Japan. The early 1980s is the last time I remember seeing the sticker. The funny thing is that for awhile there were "copy cat" stickers that could be found on non-Japan lenses. They looked like the JCII sticker, but the wording and initials were different.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lithos Quote
'Cause most of them are made in Thailand, Vietnam, or the Phillipines.
Let us not forget China!
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Ahhh!

The evil Nikon FE!

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Yah, I want one...
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It was a quality assurance thing that was done in post WII Japan to show that the photographic equipment was up to standards in order to tell it apart from goods that lacked quality assurance.
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The answer to your question, according to the organization responsible for the testing, is "December 1989". They tested cameras bound for export between 1954 and the end of 1989.

Read it for yourself here

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I would like to read it, but, unlike you, my Japanese isn't up to snuff.
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sorry for late response..

so that is a QC inspection sticker .. this JCII organization..are they still exist today..?


if i see from the answers.. the tendency they didnt manufacture all the camera anymore in Japan.. the organization maybe already being halt..


what was the last Pentax camera bringing this kinda sticker..
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JCII = Japanese Camera Inspection Institute.

Basically, after Japan's camera became king of the hill, they stopped bothering.
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I read once from a forum member they (JCII) used to manually inspect cameras and lenses. That's why, the last time I bought three old lenses (a Takumar, a Vivitar and a Pentax), I paid the money with enough confidence they'll just work.
On the other hand I read countless complaints about defective new lenses.
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JCII still maintains a Museum.

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With the cooperation of Japanese camera manufacturers, the Japan(Nippon) Camera and optical instruments Inspection and testing Institute (JCII) was founded in 1954. It was formed to inspect all cameras exported from Japan in order to maintain quality standards.

In addition to this inspection function, JCII in 1969 started to designate some cameras as "Historical Japanese Cameras"and began efforts to preserve these important items. The Japanes Camera Inspection and testing Institute has changed their name to "Japan Camere Industry Institute (JCII)".

Several thousand cameras are housed at the museum. JCII has also preserved important information pertaining to the cameras.
JCII Camera Museum
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JCII still maintains a Museum.

JCII Camera Museum
What cool-sounding place! If I ever make it to Japan, it will be on my list of things to do.

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Oh you are killing

QuoteOriginally posted by flyer Quote
I would like to read it, but, unlike you, my Japanese isn't up to snuff.
It translated the words, but the second paragraph is boggling my mind.

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