a fren of mine in nepal has spotted a Ef 50mm f/1.2 L lens in a particular shop and said the salesman told him it was worth 12000RS (about SGD220).. i wanna know if that is the real deal? is it a fake; is there even such a thing as fake L lens ? maybe there's a catch ? broken lens, fungus infested or simply the salesman didnt know the actual price of it ? i've asked him to recheck with the salesperson and also test the lens..
what are the things that he should be looking for on a genuine L series lens (if there is such a thing as FAKE)?
He also said it was inside the retail White box..