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Old Feb 13, 2004, 2:34 PM   #1
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Default Imported vs U.S. Nikon 180mm Lens???

I'm interested in the Nikkor 180mm ED-IF AF (D) lens. I've noticed that ( at least at B&H Photo) imported versions are about $150 less. What's the difference? I'd love to save $150!!!
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Old Feb 15, 2004, 2:54 PM   #2
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No USA warranty.
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Old Feb 25, 2004, 8:45 PM   #3
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Incorrect. Return to B&H for warranty - as opposed to return to Nikon USA headquarters for warranty.
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Old Feb 25, 2004, 11:36 PM   #4
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I'm interested in the Nikkor 180mm ED-IF AF (D) lens. I've noticed that ( at least at B&H Photo) imported versions are about $150 less. What's the difference? I'd love to save $150!!!
Imported products do not come with Nikon USA warranty. Instead, you will get a Nikon International Warranty, and you have to send your item to a service center outside of the US. Sometimes Nikon USA may serve you with a very high price tag. Therefore, it is totally your choice. B&H usually sell Mack warranty at the time you purchase the lens. But, I am not sure how this Mack warranty will work. You can call B&H for the details.

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Old May 26, 2004, 1:40 AM   #5
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Grey market products are supposedly identical with the exception that they often ship with no manual (or with a photo-copied manual) and have no Nikon USA warranty.Generally the seller will offer a one-year warranty, as Onyx stated. However, Nikon USA told me that they will not work on imported units at all, so if it ever needs service or repair after the warranty date you'll be on your own. If you know a good local shop that can do repairs then that may not be that big a deal and may be worth the savings. Another consideration: Generallypro shooters send their equipment in periodically to have it cleaned and serviced byNikon. With an imported unit you wouldn't be able to do that.
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*lol* Strange world. I´ll by my new equipment in the US ´cos its half price, the one problem is the US-warranty that´s not valid in Sweden...

Jeff, if You´re lens brakes - mail it to me and I´ll let Nikon sweden fix it. If I can send You my Camera if it fails..

As I said; *lol*
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