Question: Are GREY Market Lenses OK?

What are GREY market lenses?

The “Gray/Grey Market”, “Imported” or “Direct Import” Canon lenses are directly imported by the retailer or their import agent.

They “may not be eligible” [Canon] for the Canon U.S.A.


Is GREY market legit?

What Is the Grey Market? The name is misleading, as it suggests there are underlying legality issues, but the grey market is an entirely legitimate way to purchase products. Grey market items are authentic products, made by the original manufacturer but sold outside of the originally intended distribution chain.

How do you know if a lens is GREY market?

A grey market lens simply means Canon didn’t import the lens and it does not carry a US warranty; usually the dealer handles the warranty claims. The only way to know for sure is to contact Canon with the serial number and ask them if it’s a USA copy.

Does adorama sell gray market?

What type of warranty does Adorama offer on “Grey Market” goods? On “Grey Market” products purchased from Adorama, we offer the same warranty as the U.S. warrantied products carry, for a period of one year. The only difference is that the product would need to be shipped to Adorama for warranty service.