Sun 15-Mar-09 01:56 PM | edited Sun 15-Mar-09 02:18 PM by zoomer
Right...I was aware of the warranty difference (Nikon USA 1 year for a body). Assuming it's not DOA on delivery (after a personal check out), I know my local authorized Nikon Service Center Camera shop could repair. So, I guess I loose one year of warranty service post the sellar return policy (assuming they have one).
If you are thinking of buying from a UK retailer it is sent VAT free at around £4350 plus shipping. Whether that is a good price after importing into USA I do not know. The UK bodies are off the same production line and if registered with Nikon UK come with a 2 year Nikon Europe warranty in place of the normal 1 year warranty. Warranty work if needed is carried out by Nikon UK.
Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.