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Is there a way to confirm whether something is a USA Model?

I am considering buying an ef lens from a buddy of mine. He lost the receipt and warranty paper that came with the lens. The lens can be registered on the canon usa site so I'm thinking it is a usa model. I called canon support and they could not help me even with the serial number in hand. Is there a way to confirm it is a usa model, or does it not really matter at this point since I am not first owner. Lens was purchased 10 months ago. Thanks

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Re: Is there a way to confirm whether something is a USA Model?

Welcome to the forum.

 

Since strictly speaking warranty is not transferable it doesn't matter.

 

In practice, from what I have seen others report, Canon is quite reasonable relative to warranty issues.

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Re: Is there a way to confirm whether something is a USA Model?

Thanks, that's what I've heard as well. It's an expensive purchase (600mm iii) so even though the price is very fair, I am trying to check all the boxes. I know I'm taking on the warranty risk, just want as much info on the lens as possible. Amazing to me that canon cannot tell by serial number whether it is a usa model. I have been able to register the lens on the canon site so there is that...probably all I would need in case something went wrong, same position as the original owner would be in come April when the US warranty expires.

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Re: Is there a way to confirm whether something is a USA Model?

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@cohenfive wrote:

Thanks, that's what I've heard as well. It's an expensive purchase (600mm iii) so even though the price is very fair, I am trying to check all the boxes. I know I'm taking on the warranty risk, just want as much info on the lens as possible. Amazing to me that canon cannot tell by serial number whether it is a usa model. I have been able to register the lens on the canon site so there is that...probably all I would need in case something went wrong, same position as the original owner would be in come April when the US warranty expires.


If the lens were [not] produced for the US market, I do not think you would have been able to register the warranty.

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Re: Is there a way to confirm whether something is a USA Model?

I've registered the lens, have not registered any warranty (which since I'm not first owner would not be valid anyway). Thanks

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