Rokinon camera lenses and accessories are sold in the United States through authorized dealers selected by Rokinon. Authorized Rokinon Retailers receive training and product knowledge, and are chosen for their ability to represent the brand. Rokinon provides a warranty on products sold only by authorized dealers on eBay.
If you purchase a Rokinon product from an unauthorized dealer, you are not entitled to the Rokinon warranty coverage, even if the seller claims that you are. The Rokinon 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 cine 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 Rokinon warranty page, their warranties are region specific. In other words….that cine 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 Rokinon warranty, but also that the product you are purchasing is authentic, and meets your expectations for quality, function, and design.
With that said, the following is a list of Rokinon authorized dealers who sell on eBay. This list applies to the Xeen line of products as well. Click on the logo to see more details about the store/seller.
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 Rokinon to sell their products, and are not buying the merchandise from Rokinon. In the majority of cases, the warranty will not be honored by Rokinon. 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 Rokinon and Xeen warranties are provided below).
On the other hand, if you are looking at a Rokinon camera lens, or a Xeen cine lens in one of the stores above, and wondering if the item is fake – purchase with confidence! These stores have been verified with Rokinon 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 Rokinon (and Xeen) products:
- Lenses – 12 months from date of purchase
- Filters – 12 months from date of purchase
- Flashes – 12 months from date of purchase
- Monopods – 12 months from date of purchase
This list updated as of 8/24/2017.