Pixel Coat 5:42am, 29 December 2011
My wife surprised me with this lens for Christmas. I’ve had my eye on it for so long.
I have till 1st week in January to take out the warranty on it which extends it out an additional 3 years for a total of 4 years for $400 plus tax. Should I go for it? Your thoughts appreciated.
ibm4381 PRO 6 years ago
The general answer is don't do it. Most manufacturing defects reveal themselves quite quickly, while the manufacturer's warranty is still in force. Statistically, it's a losing proposition. But that general answer makes most sense if it would not be too financially difficult for you to replace the lens.
KHAWACHEN1 [deleted] 6 years ago
i would not spend money on extended warranty. i would be fine with the factory warranty. Isn't it 1 yr? as ibm4381 has mentioned, most defects will be noticeable fairly quickly.
Pixel Coat 6 years ago
I guess when you buy warranties you are betting them that your lens or camera will break and they are betting you it won't.
MightyTiki © 6 years ago
I have personal property insurance for my camera and equipment, it's cheaper and covers more. It's your money, use it as you see fit :)
Dave Wilson Cumbria PRO 6 years ago
That's a lot of money. Not sure if it's the same in the US, but here in the UK you could insure it against damage / theft / loss much cheaper. I have an insurance policy covering *all* my camera gear which is paid yearly.
icymonkey 6 years ago
ibm4381 summed it up!

Not worth the paper that them warrantee's are written on!

For 400 smacks, you could invest it or better yet, get some more glass!

Pixel Coat 6 years ago
Great, that means I can take that money and buy myself an extender instead, question is which one.
MightyTiki © 6 years ago
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