How to Identify a Genuine Nikon Camera Lens

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How can you tell if the  Nikon Camera Lens    that you are about to buy online is genuine? Follow these 8 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase. Always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase. It's Smarter Selling & Safer Shopping.  

Step 1: Retail Box  
Pay close attention to all the details of the Nikon packaging. The sturdy box features the Nikon logo and the model number both in print and sometimes embossed.  Beware that genuine packaging can accompany counterfeit lenses.  

Step 2: Retail Box Sticker  
The retail box should have a label on the side panel. It features various details but most important is the serial number with barcode if there is one. If the seller's lens does have a serial number check that it matches the one detailed on any paperwork and the lens itself.  

Step 3: Instruction Manual  
New Nikon lenses are accompanied by an instruction manual. Check that the print details are of high quality with crisp edges as this is often compromised in counterfeit reproduction.  

Step 4: Warranty  
New Nikon lenses are accompanied by a warranty card. Check carefully for any errors in spelling and that the serial number featured matches the serial number found on the lens and the retail box label.  

Step 5: Model Number  
New Nikon lens feature a model number or name. It will be detailed on the packaging, the paperwork and the lens itself. The location of the model number on the lens can vary.  

Step 6: Serial Number  
Most new Nikon lenses feature a serial number. If the seller has photographed theirs make sure it matches the serial number on the box and any paperwork.  

Step 7: Mount  
Check the details of the lens mount carefully. Edges will be well finished and screws will fit flush with the surface.

Step 8:    Download our App  
We hope that this guide helps to educate you when identifying a genuine Nikon camera lens. To prevent you from falling victim to counterfeit goods, always ask the seller to use the    youVerify app    prior to purchase.  

youVerify - Smarter Selling, Safer Shopping.  

youVerify is a smartphone app that helps online sellers verify themselves and their products, which in turn allows online buyers to shop with more confidence - Smarter Selling, Safer Shopping.
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