Nikon Terminates International Warranties Program for Lenses and Accessories

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2020 was filled with headlines about big camera manufacturers leaving markets around the world behind and today’s story pretty much continues that sad song.

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Nikon just announced that they are ending their international warranties program for lenses and accessories. Apparently, this was announced in Japanese some time back, but we’re just now getting that missive in English.

Here’s what the company had to say:

“Nikon will no longer provide international warranty for NIKKOR interchangeable lenses (F mount and Z mount lenses, mount adapters, etc.) and accessories (Speedlights, etc.), but will provide instead local warranties specific to the country or region of sale, or shipping destination.

Until now, Nikon has attached its international warranty to interchangeable lenses and certain accessories. However, with the differences in regional laws and safety standards, it has become quite difficult to maintain a single international warranty that is effective around the world. We have considered a variety of options, but ultimately decided to begin the gradual transition from international warranties to regional warranties for interchangeable lenses and accessories in January of 2021.

If a product is purchased with an international warranty, that international warranty will remain valid for its full term, regardless of the date of purchase. If the product is purchased with a regional warranty, that warranty will remain valid for its full term. However, if any repairs are performed on that product in a country or region not covered by the warranty, the user is responsible for all repair fees, even if the warranty is still valid.

In addition, some countries and regions may be unable to accept products sold in other countries or regions for repair. Please consult with the repair center, or a retailer or distributor in the applicable country or region.”

You can read the official letter here at this link.

Basically, it’s going to become even more logistically difficult to own Nikon products in some parts of the world.

What do you think of Nikon’s move to end its international warranty program for the company’s lenses and accessories? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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