Would you buy a high end camera that was made in China?

3 months 1 week ago #698060 by Colorado Mike
4 months ago I want to say, I had been following a post and responses on Facebook of this very question.  It had some interesting answers.  I'm curious as this pandemic has crippled the globe further, how others feel about the notion of buying a 'high end' camera or lens that was manufactured in China now?  


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3 months 1 week ago #698061 by Nikon Shooter
The same question, in the 50's and 60's, was asked about Japan
after the war… and see where they are now.

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3 months 1 week ago #698132 by Prago
No.   I want to see Japan or Germany.  

these days I'm not excited to support Chinese companies period.  

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3 months 1 week ago #698214 by Kenta
No... simple as that.


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3 months 1 week ago #698220 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Mike

The world these days - and maybe for the past 30 to 40 years of 'these days' has been run by the bean-counters looking to cut costs and shareholders wanting to increase profits ~ and it has all been to =both= ours and China's advantage

We around the world have enjoyed plenty of goods costing less than our local manufacturers were doing things for, and China has gone ahead in leaps and bounds from a poor nation to become the world's largest manufacturer and upcoming superpower

The c-19 pandemic with non-availablility of goods has opened the world's eyes to issues from what has become a 'one-source supplier', and many multi-national companies are suddenly reconsidering the locations of their manufacturing bases

Time will tell as to where to from here

Phil from the great land Downunder
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3 months 1 week ago #698231 by Moe
Yep, I agree… The world created the China as it is today.


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3 months 1 week ago #698261 by Uplander
I prefer just sticking to Japan, European or made in USA


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3 months 1 week ago #698279 by EOS Man
I try not to feed that mountain pooh

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3 months 1 week ago #698283 by Khelm

Colorado Mike wrote: 4 months ago I want to say, I had been following a post and responses on Facebook of this very question.  It had some interesting answers.  I'm curious as this pandemic has crippled the globe further, how others feel about the notion of buying a 'high end' camera or lens that was manufactured in China now?  



I haven't heard of any High-end cameras coming from China.  I feel like mostly lenses and accessories come from there.   Recently Viltrox has received a lot of positive talk online for their Sony and fuji mount lenses. Do you have any examples of cameras or brands?


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3 months 1 week ago #698285 by saponcpa
I agree. China now worlds best raw camera maker.  


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3 months 1 week ago #698327 by Scotty
Doesn’t matter to me. Whoever makes the best gear the cheapest.

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3 months 1 week ago #698344 by Ferdyne
No, I don't.


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3 months 1 week ago #698439 by Missy J
Sorry to say, no.  I just don't trust the country for important big item spends.  


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