The serial number on my D200 begins with a 3. Is it an USA camera that can be serviced or repaired in the US by Nikon?
The serial number on my battery grip begins with a 2. Does that made a difference if would require service or repair by nikon?
An after thought, checked the warranty card after posting and indicates that the warranty is vaild in the conusa, Alaska, Hawaii
and the Carribbean Islands. I guess that answers my question about
the camera, but not the grip.
I thought there was a place on the box that indicated that it is
an US camera, but I could not locate it.
thank you for your help, Bob
#1. "RE: Serial numbers" | In response to Reply # 0jcsocalphoto Nikonian since 18th Apr 2013Thu 07-Nov-13 04:11 PM
Hello again Bob,
You know, I think Nikon did things differently on the bodies than on the lenses. Most of the lenses state on the lens, "USxxxxxxx" - but the bodies don't do that. I did the same thing you're doing (worried about it) when I bought my D300 a while back... I asked the question and found that my body was in fact a US version. I don't see on my box (now my D700) that is says US or not... But I know it is as I bought it at a local Nikon dealer - so I'm not worried...
I don't think you'll have any issues either way. The D200 is I'm guessing, out of warranty anyway. A Nikon Authorized Repair Facility will work on it regardless (I bought a third-party lens on ebay once from someone in Japan or somewhere around there, and during shipping one of the elements got knocked loose internally - you could see it. Clearly not a US lens, but took it to my repair facility and they fixed it no problems, no questions... and yes, the seller reimbursed me the cost for repair, so everyone was happy).
I hope that sets you at ease a bit (and I do understand having been there myself).
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