I want to purchase a good lens of about $1K from Nikon (the 18-300mm lens for example) and I have a few quick questions about the Nikon Lens warranty. I researched online extensively and it seems there are no conclusive answers. Your help would be greatly appreciated
- How long is the warranty? What is the difference between the first year and 5 year warranty? And all you have to do to enrol into the 5 year warranty is to send in some paperwork within a certain time?
- Assuming you are on the first year warranty and your autofocus stops working on the lens. How much do you have to pay for the repair assuming it costs Nikon $500 to repair it for you? Zero? Is there a max deductible you pay? And then if you are at year 4 (now within the domain of the 5-year warranty period), how much would you have to pay for the repair?
- What advantage is there to buy the Squaretrade or Mack warranty if Nikon already provides warranty?
- Which warranty is best of Nikon lens in terms of zero-worrry for drop/spill and maybe even theft/loss irrespective of cost?
Thank you and hope these are not too many questions. I thought they were related enough to combine them into one question.