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Mr. Magoo
07-11-2007, 08:31 AM
Reading <http://www.bythom.com/warranty.htm>, Thom says one thing Nikon looks for is the NikonUSA sticker.

The first thing I did before mounting my new lens was to peel that ugly sticker off. Serious, are they going to care?
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erichlund
07-11-2007, 09:12 AM
Reading <http://www.bythom.com/warranty.htm>, Thom says one thing Nikon looks for is the NikonUSA sticker.

The first thing I did before mounting my new lens was to peel that ugly sticker off. Serious, are they going to care?

The sticker is there as an easy way for the consumer to tell it is not a gray market version. Nikon doesn't need the sticker to tell if the lens is a US market lens. They can tell from the serial number.

longroad
07-11-2007, 06:19 PM
I was extremely close to buying from a grey market dealer then at the least second decided it would be ridiculous to try and save a couple hundred dollars on a $2k camera only to have to deal with lack of warranty later.
No thanks.

Rooz
07-11-2007, 06:31 PM
The sticker is there as an easy way for the consumer to tell it is not a gray market version.

this is not correct. grey items can also come with the sticker. my 70-200VR came with the sticker and was purchased HK Suppies on ebay. i peeled it straight off. as you said, the serial number is important, not the sticker.

wh0128
07-11-2007, 06:36 PM
yes you don't need the sticker. But if you buy grey market from places like B&H, I do believe they provide a year warranty from them on all grey market lenses/cameras.

I'd do it if I could get my hands on a grey/white 70-200 f/2.8