A&P B&H buying from USA vs. Imported

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  1. TurkeyChicken

    TurkeyChicken New Member

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    I read their little disclaimer thing but it was pretty general.

    I think i'm finally going to drop for the Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 next week. I'm trying to figure out if the extra 40-50 bucks to buy from the US is worth it?

    It looks like the only real difference is a *possible* warranty thing.

    Anyone who has experience with this willing to chime in? If I buy imported... will the warranty be the same?
     
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    wizeguy4 New Member

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    imported = grey market
     
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    yeah i think the warranties are different, maybe call them and ask to be sure
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    US US US US US US..... one word = warranty....
     
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    Are you talking Nikon or Canon? Idk anything about Canon but if Nikon..

    Seems like last time I looked the Nikon was only like $25-30 difference between grey market and US. When you are spending $900+ on a lens what is an extra ~$30 to be sure you can actually send it in to Nikon for warranty repairs if any are needed? Nikon USA won't touch any grey market products for warranty repair, I don't think you can even pay them to work on it. =]

    I'd go with the US model.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I guess I'll go US :o

    I need to check my local camera shop first to see if they might have one in stock
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    I bought the JDM White 70-200 and got a 5 year MACK extended warranty.
     
  8. mojito

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    canon is pretty good about dealing with it, but in general you send the lens to the store, they deal with it. So IF something goes wrong, thats the advantage. Otherwise theres no difference and you can save some monies
     

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