Any difference between Sony RX1R made in Japan & or Taiwan

Discussion in 'Sony' started by telferbrown, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. telferbrown

    telferbrown New Member

    Sep 13, 2014

    Anyone know if there's any difference between a RX1R made in Japan & Taiwan or other countries? any difference in build quality, parts? is the lens still from the Zeiss factory compared to other sony Zeiss lens made in Asian Countries?
    Just curious after speaking to a sony rep hinting parts could be different depending on where camera is made which I didn't totally understand. maybe there's no difference

  2. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    Sony Zeiss lenses are designed and manufactured by Sony both in Japan and Taiwan. Zeiss means they have tighter quality specs and got Zeiss T coating also... Otherwise I don't know the relationship btw the companies eg some are new designs eg RX1/Sony FE 35mm/55mm and some are adopted older Zeiss designs, eg Sony A 85mm f2.8.

    Normally it should not matter where it was produced, eg my Sony RX100 lens does not extract after 2 years and it was made in Japan... Similar thing happened with Ricoh R6 which was made in Japan also, mostly P&S issue...

    Also Zeiss lenses are mostly manufactured in Japan by Cosina. The switch was done at Contax times...

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  3. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Veteran

    Jan 20, 2014
    Launceston & Sydney
    Nick Clark
    As above, I was under the impression Cosina builds most of the Zeiss lenses in Japan...