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06-01-2012, 05:57 AM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gimbal Quote
Well that is a good, but I guess it's a Spain only thing....?
Warranty is a function of the local distribution. that is why it varies market to market. it's funded from local profit. Canada is 2 years on DSLR bodies and lenses, but only 1 on Q system, Accessories and of all things medium format including 645D!!! REally Pentax Canada you can offer 2 years on the crappy 18-55 but not on the 645D, and it's not clear whether 645 lenses only have 1 year since they aren't specified. So i can get a 199 35 2.4 with 2 years but it looks like a $5000 25 for the 645 only gets one. Clueless idiots

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
And 5-year warranty on DA*, Limiteds, 645 and 67 lenses bought since June 1st, 2011 (one year ago).

http://www.pentax.es/productos/pdf/Objetivos_PRO_Lista.pdf
that sounds GREAT
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Well, for me, there has never been a shot that I was completely 100% satisfied with, even with 645d or Leica M8. It really has not happened yet, and I doubt that it ever will. I do photography in search of that one shot.

So I envy you, and I really don't mean that in my usual smart ass way at all.
I never said I was satisfied with my shots, in fact I can't think of any I am satisfied with. But FF won't make them any better in my case (and if I want to try then i shoot film on 35, 645 or 6x7 - that is how I know it isn't a critiacal thing for my shots - need more ability first - apparently 40 years of practice isn't enough
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
Warranty is a function of the local distribution. that is why it varies market to market. it's funded from local profit.
I knew it was different from country to country, but it never clicked as to why. Wow, that's really dumb for the brand.

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WE have 2 years in Canada for Pentax
Not different for Nikon , 2 years in Canada , 1 year in the USA
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I sure would have liked a 5 year on my DA* 60-250 I bought less than a year ago.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
WE have 2 years in Canada for Pentax
Not different for Nikon , 2 years in Canada , 1 year in the USA
Nikon lenses have a 5 year warranty though
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QuoteOriginally posted by mattdm Quote
I knew it was different from country to country, but it never clicked as to why. Wow, that's really dumb for the brand.
it's the same with all companies in all areas of consumer electronics AFAIK. The first year will have some offset from head office for costs but anything longer is built into the local dealer cost - and given the very low incidence of breakdown on lenses offering a 5 year should be a no-brainer, low cost but high return in consumer confidence.
In canada lens warranties are

Pentax - 2 years
Nikon - 5 years
Tokina - 5 years
Sigma - DC, DG and AF 5 years --- EX and APO 10 years
Tamron - 6 years

Canon I think is 1 year in Canada, so is leica


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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
Sigma - DC, DG and AF 5 years --- EX and APO 10 years
Can US buyers get the 10 year warranty when buying from a Canadian retailer, assuming the buyer is willing to ship it back to Canada for service?
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
Warranty is a function of the local distribution. that is why it varies market to market. it's funded from local profit
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Question: How do Nikon and Canon handle service and repair?

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I was talking about Camera not lense regarding Warranty
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Can US buyers get the 10 year warranty when buying from a Canadian retailer, assuming the buyer is willing to ship it back to Canada for service?
Not as far as I know, but here is the link to their warranty info

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Question: How do Nikon and Canon handle service and repair?
Nikon has 3 service depots rems at link

Nikon Service and Repair

Canon has an online contact or you return it to the dealer to be sent to the one depot
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Wow.

5 pages about sweet fanny adams.
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Wow.

5 pages about sweet fanny adams.
I'd have to agree with that, unbelieveable.
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