Canon USA has cautioned against purchasing counterfeit Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II lens. These lenses have “neither been manufactured nor designed” by Canon. But these lenses sport original Canon logo and other trademarks. Unsuspecting buyers get fooled into believing that they are buying original Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II lens. In fact, These counterfeit Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II lenses use different parts and electric circuits than what is used in original Canon products. But how can you tell the difference? Here’s how. (see images below)
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So next time you purchase a Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II lens, do look at the fine details before paying for it. Who knows, you may be duped into believing that you are buying an original Canon gear. With Canon, this is not new. Many other Canon products are faked and sold in the open market as well as online. In fact, at various Canon service centers they have displays of counterfeit Canon products which are sold online showing the differences between them and original Canon stuffs.
Source: Canon USA