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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