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The best deal you have ever gotten on a L lens?

 
jeffreynmandy
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Nov 03, 2010 18:51 |  #1

Holy cow! I just bought a 16-35mm f2.8L lens for 275$. It does look like dookie, it was a real-tree type camo and some crazy person painted over it black. I don't really care cause I'm not going to sell it. I thought it looked a little soft, but from what I've been reading that's mostly normal. even if I send it in to canon I still got a crazy deal, but I'm just going to use it. I should post some pictures of it. its hard to believe someone did that to a 1300$ lens

some samples when I tested it out.

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Nov 03, 2010 18:54 |  #2

Please do post photos of the lens!



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Nov 03, 2010 19:39 |  #3

congrats!

80-200mm f2.8 with hard case, hood, tripod ring and a UV filter L in $75.
And lens is so sharp that I sold all my 70-200mm f2.8 versions.


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six4
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Nov 03, 2010 20:18 |  #4

awesome deal on the 16-35
awesome deal on the 80-200mm

L lens for under $100 - amazing.




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mansalim
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Nov 03, 2010 20:19 |  #5

alpha_1976 wrote in post #11220230external link
congrats!

80-200mm f2.8 with hard case, hood, tripod ring and a UV filter L in $75.
And lens is so sharp that I sold all my 70-200mm f2.8 versions.

dude, thats, just, wrong!
hahahaha you are one lucky man


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markol
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Nov 03, 2010 20:24 |  #6

Let's see pics of the lens :)


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philwillmedia
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Nov 03, 2010 20:46 |  #7

300/2.8 Non IS for Au$2600.
Was offered 3k for it the day it arrived.
Was tempted, but then I'd have to find another one.
A mate also scored a 500/4.5 Non IS for Au$3400 - a steal.


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Nov 03, 2010 21:26 |  #8

Canon 300 2.8L (non-is) for $1500.. . . :)


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mansalim
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Nov 03, 2010 21:31 |  #9

iqbal624 wrote in post #11220791external link
Canon 300 2.8L (non-is) for $1500.. . . :)

did just won that from ebay?

oh the item didnt sell.. haha


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eeeksNYC
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Nov 03, 2010 21:32 |  #10

28-70 f2.8L (precursor to the brick) 600

70-200 f4L: 350


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iqbal624
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Nov 03, 2010 21:39 |  #11

mansalim wrote in post #11220820external link
did just won that from ebay?

oh the item didnt sell.. haha

No. Here on the boards.


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LiberationFrequency
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Nov 03, 2010 21:39 |  #12

200mm f2.8L for 540 shipped... its a deal, but its not drop dead amazing.




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savoirferret
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Nov 03, 2010 21:42 |  #13

alpha_1976 wrote in post #11220230external link
80-200mm f2.8 with hard case, hood, tripod ring and a UV filter L in $75.
And lens is so sharp that I sold all my 70-200mm f2.8 versions.

How can you all post these unbelievable deals without stories? How can we live vicariously through your good fortune without details? :confused:


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Nov 03, 2010 22:07 as a reply to post 11221015 |  #14

I remember just last christmas, I had a hard time dumping a 24-70 for $900... Had to twist someone's arm!!!


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sangjiny
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Nov 03, 2010 22:11 |  #15

One time, I traded my zeiss 50mm f2 MP for Canon 24-70L + $600, both lenses mint.. 24-70L was UX I believe. So I guess I got the L lens for maybe about $5-600


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