View Full Version : Question about Nikkor 50 f/1.8D mm lens

12-30-2005, 01:58 AM
What is the difference between this http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=247091&is=GREY&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation and this http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=247091&is=USA&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation?

I see the USA version is about $10 more. Any quality difference between the two?


12-30-2005, 04:11 AM
Nikon factory warranties only apply in the country of purchase. I suspect that the "imported" lens will not have a factory warranty in the USA as it was destined for somewhere else (presumably Asia).
The quality should be the same.

12-30-2005, 04:13 AM
Click on "Imported" to the left of the price here (below Nikon logo)

and you will have a pretty good explanation

Edit: OK, so Κ1W1 beat me to it :)

12-30-2005, 07:53 AM
Well, actually, both lenses are covered by a 1 year warranty. The USA version is covered by Nikon, the other by Bell & Howell. What is not covered in the imported version is the 5 year warranty you get for the price of a stamp. So you can pay $10 plus a stamp more and get 4 extra years of warranty.

12-30-2005, 07:56 AM
First of all, The lense is $95 I don't think the warranty should be your major concern. Second the difference in price is $10. Just don't buy your morning starbucks for 2 days and get the US version. :)