Oh John...you are too funny. Nikon makes everything...they just market it like Vivitar used to contract. Those fine L Canon lenses are really made by Nikon/Leica/Zeiss/Panagor/Pentax/Mitsubishi/Sony/Samsung/Panasonic/Ford/GMC. All the money made in the world ends up in the hands of the CE/F/I- O of one mega corporation. The marketing is just all hype so we continue to buy the mass produced inferior but superbly advertised/hyped/marketed goods.