Mamiya Leaf cameras, lenses, and other accessories are sold in the United States through authorized dealers selected by Mamiya Leaf Leaf (Leaf Imaging). Authorized Mamiya Leaf Retailers receive training and product knowledge, and are chosen for their ability to represent the brand. Mamiya Leaf provides a warranty on products sold only by authorized dealers on ebay.
If you purchase an Mamiya Leaf product from an unauthorized dealer, you are not entitled to the Mamiya Leaf warranty coverage, or tech support, even if the seller claims that you are. The Mamiya Leaf products sold by unauthorized dealers are purchased by the seller on the “grey” market, and are usually the import version of the product.
An import version basically means that the product was meant for sale in a different country. For example, a Mamiya lens that was meant for the Japanese market, being sold in the US. The import version is usually the same exact product, just without the warranty. As described in the Mamiya Leaf warranty page, their warranties are region specific. In other words….that camera lens that was meant to be sold in Japan, will only be warrantied in Japan. Usually, these products will be labeled as either “import version” or “international version”.
Purchasing from an authorized dealer guarantees that you not only receive the full Mamiya Leaf warranty, but also that the product you are purchasing is authentic. The unfortunate truth of buying online is that a few bad apples taint the many good sellers out there. Shopping from an authorized reseller is one way of protecting you from unscrupulous sellers.
With that said, the following is a list of Mamiya Leaf authorized dealers who sell on eBay. Click on the logo to see more details about the store/seller. (Listed in alphabetical order)
Just keep in mind – If you don’t see a seller listed here, it doesn’t mean that they are selling fake, or non-authentic products. It just means that they are not authorized by Mamiya Leaf to sell their products, and are not buying the merchandise from Mamiya Leaf. In the majority of cases, the warranty will not be honored by Mamiya Leaf. Look out for phrases like “Seller provided warranty”, or “Limited Warranty”, etc. These types of warranties will almost always be for less than 1 year. Often times, they are for just 30 or 90 days, and just protect you from DOA products. (Original Mamiya Leaf warranties are provided below).
On the other hand, if you are looking at a Mamiya Leaf photography product in one of the stores above, and wondering if the item is fake – purchase with confidence! These stores have been verified with Mamiya Leaf USA to be authorized dealers. You are receiving an authentic product, and are entitled to the full original manufacturer’s warranty.
For reference, these are the manufacturer warranty periods for Mamiya Leaf products:
- Leaf Camera Backs – 1 year
- Mamiya Cameras – 1 year or 100,000 exposures, whichever comes first
- Mamiya Lenses – 1 year or 100,000 exposures, whichever comes first
- Other Mamiya Leaf Branded Accessories – 1 year
All Mamiya and Leaf products also come with a 30 day Dead On Arrival warranty policy. If the product requires a repair within 30 days from shipment due to a manufacturing defect, it will be exchanged free of charge. For Japan, a 60 day DOA replacement policy applies.
Mamiya Leaf does also offer a 2 year extended warranty. This can be purchased before or after the existing product warranty expires.
*This list updated as of 8/30/2017