50mm/1.4 AFD: Japan vs China -- diff ???

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For those who have experienced both, could you honestly tell me if you have seen differences besides the printed letters "Made in Japan" and "Made in China" ?
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I've owned both, taken samples, and can see no difference in image quality. The more recent Chinese-made 1.4 bodies do feel alittle cheaper in quality, but I'd say the glass is equal. Bottom line: don't sweat it.
 
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Oh, one more thing . . . the body quality difference on the 1.8s seem more noticable - with the older Japanese-made bodies being better. If memory serves, the older 1.8 Japanese-made bodies are metal, not plastic, like the current versions.
 
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if it's "cheap" and IQ is righton -> then i don't give a rip..lol
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