B&H lists some lenses available in a white-box version at a significant\ncost saving -\- for the lens I was looking at. They have a note\nthat says\n\n"White Box merchandise comes supplied in a plain white box, instead of\nthe manufacturer's colorful packaging. It is not a returned or\nrefurbished item. It still includes all the manufacturer's\naccessories."\n\nDoes this mean the lens and warranty are exactly the same as the non-\nwhite-box version? Or do manufacturers reserve their not-quite-rejects\nfor white-box status? seems like a lot to save by getting a plain\nbox.