Domestic vs international

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by boatman37210, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. boatman37210

    boatman37210 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 28, 2012
    Looking to buy the new Oly 25mm off of ebay from a Japan retailer. Seller says it is the Japan model and further states "This Lens is a Japanese domestic version. There is no functional difference between Japanese and international version."

    Is there a compatibility problem between say an American market camera body and a lens made for the Japanese market? Don't believe I have ever seen a retailer make such a statement. Always assumed compatibility would not be an issue.

  2. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    No, but depending on manufacturer there may be warrantee issues (not so for Olympus, which has global warrantee, but Panasonic does not I believe) and the documentation may all be in Japanese.
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