Canon Issues Warning On Fake 50mm F1.8 II lenses In Circulation

Being the world’s biggest and most popular camera brand means that Canon is constantly playing a game of whack-a-mole with counterfeiters and other shady elements looking to capitalize on the Canon brand. Canon has released a new warning today regarding the existence of fake Canon 50mm F/1.8 II lenses (not the newer STM version, the old Nifty Fifty), and has disclosed how to identify the illegitimate lens.

I am not sure why you would be buying the older 50mm model, considering the newer one is better in almost every way. However, if you have bought an older 50mm F/1.8 II recently, you may want to take a look at it to confirm that you have a legitimate Canon lens and not one of these fakes.

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