Nikon Warranties : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread


I am in quest of my first telephoto lens for landscape applications, specifically a Nikon 300mm M series lens (the T series is a bit out of my fiscal grasp). On talking with B&H about the lens, they offered it for sale without a warranty.

Is buying a new lens without a (1 year) warranty a cause for concern? It'll save $40 over one with a warranty. Is the biggest risk the copal shutter (the only moving part) not working correctly at all speeds?

Thanks for all advice, Robert

-- Robert Ruderman (, October 23, 1998


Robert, I buy USED equipment with only a minimal (none/ten day/two week/one month) warranty all the time. Rarely have do i have a problem. On the other hand, you are griping about $40.00? Amortize that out over a year: That is what, $3.50 a month? If you have the lens 4 years, it is less than a dollar. My point is unless you are going to save really big money, get the officially imported version with the full warranty. BTW the 300mm M-Nikkor is a terrific lens.

-- Ellis (, October 23, 1998.

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