If you want to buy a lens for Canon DSLR, maybe you would be flustered to choose which version from two that you should buy. The first version is lens in standard box which printed an information about the lens on it. The second version is lens in white box, just plain white box without any printed character. So what’s the different between these two versions?
Here’s the explanation :
Lens in a white box is lens which actually one package with the camera (kit lens), but because of a reason, the seller seperated the lens from the camera and sell them apart.
Usually the camera distributor will give a lower price for lens which packaged with the camera (DSLR + Kit lens) than the price of lens as a lens only. In example :
– Canon 5D Mk III with kit lens EF 24-105mm f/4 , cost $3,999
– Canon 5D mk III body only , cost $3,399
– Canon lens EF 24-105mm f/4 Lens only , cost $769
If we want save more money, a lens which packed with the camera is $169 cheaper than a lens that sold separately.
So, the lens with a white box would sale with a lower price than the lens with a standard box.
In fact standard box lens and the white box lens are the same lens. There is no difference on the lens sharpness, optic quality, accessories or the guarantee license as long as the lens is new.