International Version of a camera


sportyman531

Link Posted 01/01/2018 - 19:14
Does anyone know what the difference is between an International version of a camera and a UK version? Will an international version be compatible with UK power supplies and software used here? Are there any other issues which I have not thought of?
flickr ID: SteveW46243 or sw46246
DA AL 35mm f2.4, K3,18-135 WR, DA 55-300, Pentax KX, K5 x 2, 18-50 50-200 kit lenses, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, Fuji X10, 2x Mamiya 1000s 2x 80mm f2.8, 150mm f3.5, 210mm f4, Yashica 124G TLR, 2x Yashica FX3 Super 2000, Tamron 28mm f2.8, 90mm SP f2.5, 135mm f2.5, Olympus 35RC, 2x Yashica FX2, Kodak Pocket Instamatic, Kodak Box Brownie

Gwyn

Link Posted 01/01/2018 - 19:27
You may have guarantee problems, but otherwise it is identical.

You can set up the language of choice etc. You will need to source a UK cable for the charger, but the charger itself isn't a problem - it is multi voltage.

Kevriano

Link Posted 01/01/2018 - 21:36
I've bought a so called grey import Nikon. It came with a 3 year warranty from the seller, so no issue. As said, identical otherwise.
K3, K3 II, 100MM 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Nikon D7500, Tamron 150 600 G2

sportyman531

Link Posted 02/01/2018 - 12:25
Thanks for the advice Gwyn and Kev, there are some very tempting offers out there.
flickr ID: SteveW46243 or sw46246
DA AL 35mm f2.4, K3,18-135 WR, DA 55-300, Pentax KX, K5 x 2, 18-50 50-200 kit lenses, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, Fuji X10, 2x Mamiya 1000s 2x 80mm f2.8, 150mm f3.5, 210mm f4, Yashica 124G TLR, 2x Yashica FX3 Super 2000, Tamron 28mm f2.8, 90mm SP f2.5, 135mm f2.5, Olympus 35RC, 2x Yashica FX2, Kodak Pocket Instamatic, Kodak Box Brownie

pschlute

Link Posted 02/01/2018 - 14:34
Just remember if you do have a problem you may have to send the item back to Hong Kong or wherever it originated from in order to get warranty service.

If you buy from an overseas seller you wont be covered by much of the UK consumer legislation so if you do buy make sure you use a credit card and not a debit card or paypal.

I prefer to always buy from a UK seller who also has a physical store. I have found over the years that they provide excellent customer service in the unlikely event that things go wrong. There have been some excellent deals on offer of late from all of them (SRS; Park; WEX).
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ilovesaabs

Link Posted 02/01/2018 - 14:39
Cables for chargers are inexpensive and available from Amazon, I've purchased EU and US cables for less than 3. Much better than using adaptors.

Sometimes electronics are supplied with UK and EU cords.

Otherwise no difference apart from the fact the manual will be in the wrong language.
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff

sportyman531

Link Posted 02/01/2018 - 19:38
pschlute wrote:
Just remember if you do have a problem you may have to send the item back to Hong Kong or wherever it originated from in order to get warranty service.

If you buy from an overseas seller you wont be covered by much of the UK consumer legislation so if you do buy make sure you use a credit card and not a debit card or paypal.

I prefer to always buy from a UK seller who also has a physical store. I have found over the years that they provide excellent customer service in the unlikely event that things go wrong. There have been some excellent deals on offer of late from all of them (SRS; Park; WEX).

Although the seller is based in Hong Kong they have a UK warehouse in Northern Ireland, so they must get around import duties, also any warranty returns are to the Ireland address.
flickr ID: SteveW46243 or sw46246
DA AL 35mm f2.4, K3,18-135 WR, DA 55-300, Pentax KX, K5 x 2, 18-50 50-200 kit lenses, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, Fuji X10, 2x Mamiya 1000s 2x 80mm f2.8, 150mm f3.5, 210mm f4, Yashica 124G TLR, 2x Yashica FX3 Super 2000, Tamron 28mm f2.8, 90mm SP f2.5, 135mm f2.5, Olympus 35RC, 2x Yashica FX2, Kodak Pocket Instamatic, Kodak Box Brownie

sportyman531

Link Posted 02/01/2018 - 19:40
ilovesaabs wrote:
Cables for chargers are inexpensive and available from Amazon, I've purchased EU and US cables for less than 3. Much better than using adaptors.

Sometimes electronics are supplied with UK and EU cords.

Otherwise no difference apart from the fact the manual will be in the wrong language.

Manual is available online, all 104 pages!
flickr ID: SteveW46243 or sw46246
DA AL 35mm f2.4, K3,18-135 WR, DA 55-300, Pentax KX, K5 x 2, 18-50 50-200 kit lenses, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, Fuji X10, 2x Mamiya 1000s 2x 80mm f2.8, 150mm f3.5, 210mm f4, Yashica 124G TLR, 2x Yashica FX3 Super 2000, Tamron 28mm f2.8, 90mm SP f2.5, 135mm f2.5, Olympus 35RC, 2x Yashica FX2, Kodak Pocket Instamatic, Kodak Box Brownie
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