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According to Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_market A grey market or gray market also known as parallel market[1] is the trade of a commodity through distribution channels which, while legal, are unofficial, unauthorized, or unintended by the original manufacturer. The term gray economy, however, refers to workers being paid under the table, without paying income taxes or contributing to such public services as Social Security and Medicare.[2] It is sometimes referred to as the underground economy or "hidden economy." According to B&H Photo at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/HelpCenter/USGrey.jsp The terms "grey market," "direct import," and "IMP," refer to the same thing in this article. B&H sells most products with a warranty from the manufacturer or from the manufacturer's licensed importer. We also sell some products we've obtained from sources other than the manufacturer or its licensed importer. These are "grey market" products. "Grey market" is not illegal, not factory seconds, not demo merchandise, not cheaper or inferior products. In fact in almost every instance a "grey market" products is absolutely identical to its US-warranted counterpart. "Grey market" and US-warranted products are manufactured in the same factories from the same components, and sub-assemblies, to the same specs and tolerances, by the same workers. In terms of the item itself (excepting PAL video -- see below) there is no difference at all. A "grey market" Nikon 50mm f/1.4 D-AF lens (for example) is exactly the same in every possible way as the US-warranted version.
Aug 24, 2011 by bill luo
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Yes it is, I bought this lens to mate up with my T2i, but sold the t2i and bought the T4i
Jul 17, 2013 by Quadcells
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Gray market means that this lens is not distributed officially by Canon in the USA, so you don't have warranty of Canon USA, that's why is cheaper. The lens is the same lens, so if you don't care about the warranty go for it. Good luck!
Jun 23, 2014 by H. Rodriguez Espresa
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Most EOS lenses. This is a review by B&H you may find helpful. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/indepth/photography/hands-reviews/hands-review-canon-eos-rebel-sl1
Oct 20, 2013 by JJ
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no it is not. take a look at all the Canon brand lens that are USM http://www.slrphotographyguide.com/camera/canon-digital-slr/usm-lens.shtml
May 21, 2014 by William Ortiz
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Yes. The Canon 60d body has an EF-S mount, and this lens has the same. Yo can use any EF or EF-S lens with your camera (even the old ones made for analog cameras).
Apr 24, 2014 by H. Rodriguez Espresa
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It schould work on all Canon Rebel and on Canon 350 up to Canonn 700. Note that in Europe the types are CanonD 350 and so on up to CanonD700. Exactly the same cameras are called Canon Rebel T1 and so on up to T4 and more in USA. This is confusing but Amazon should know.
Jan 6, 2014 by Axel Bjornssson
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No. it is a telePHOTO lens with auto focus and image stabilization features. It zooms from a 55mm to a 250mm focal length. if you added a 2x teleCONVERTER to it, it would then function as a 110 mm to 500 mm lens. The main trade offs if you do this are 1. requires much more light from the same subject. 2. The less expensive telephoto lens do not necessarily allow the image stabilization and auto focus features to work.
Nov 16, 2013 by wise1owl
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It should be the factory 1 year
Sep 26, 2013 by SuperX
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