Telling if a Lens is USA or Gray Market?

Started 11 months ago | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
Off The Mark Senior Member • Posts: 1,536
Telling if a Lens is USA or Gray Market?

I am looking to buy an 18-35 G lens off of craigslist and just trying to check in advance whether it is a USA model or a gray market import.

Yes, I called Nikon and they said the only way to tell is to send the lens to a service center and they would have to inspect it.

The lens serial number is a six-digit number that starts with the numbers 23

Also, how much of a benefit would it be to have a USA version over a gray market considering this lens MIGHT already be three or four years old (I think the 18-35 G series lenses were first released around March of 2013???)

The seller is the second owner (at least). Doesn't have paperwork.

Thanks in advance.

-- hide signature --

Stay Broke... Shoot Sony!

 Off The Mark's gear list:Off The Mark's gear list
Sony a6000 Nikon D750 Sony a6500 Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD +5 more
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow