Although I have never really paid much mind to the Canon/Nikon “whose lens is bigger” contest that rages on photoblogs across the internets, I did find it interesting to hear that demand for Canon’s digital lenses has increased so dramatically that they’ve outsourced the manufacturing to Taiwan.
Those of you worried that a move away from home could compromise quality: Don’t. Canon already makes lenses for film cameras in Taiwan, and these are necessarily of a higher quality (due to the larger image area of film over all but the highest end DSLRs). The first lines will be making Canon’s IS, or Image Stabilization, lenses.
Thanks to Christian for the link.