Is "grey" set lenses safe to buy?


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noobie

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Especially those "L" lenses that cost more. What if the shop deny the warranty...:eek:
 

tony_teo

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Ha Ha, what's your risk tolerance?

But, remember, "grey" is still from the factory, only it did not go through the local agent [general statement]. I guess, bottom line is a cost/benefit ration thing. And that is very individual.
 

Artosoft

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Remember, warranty maybe only for the first year. After that, warranty unit become grey unit too ;p .

Regards,
Arto.
 

doyqw

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Very tricky question to answer. I think it all depends on individual. Some people surf the B&S for weeks to get a good deal 2nd hand lens (w/o warranty) overlooking the fact that a brand-new grey set probably costs the same.

Just an example, I've a friend who had been looking high & low for a Sigma 10-20 and was so happy that someone finally offered to sell at $700. The very same day, we paid a visit to Orient Photo & found that the brand new grey set costs $720.
 

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