I want to buy a Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens because I just love the way it looks, so I'm not looking to get persuaded into buying another L-series of a different focal length. Will I still have it in 5 years? Probably, if not these lenses hold their value well.
I just wanted to know from some people who have more gear and experience:
Is it worth buying insurance for a ~$1400 lens?
It should be able to stand up to wear and tear and last for a lifetime, but in the event that something did happen, repair costs without a warranty would be considerable.
What about buying this lens used? Yes, it's bulletproof* but if I get one on POTN/Ebay/CL/etc. and the focus is off or it's not functioning properly we're looking at repair costs again. I don't see me getting it cheaper than 1200 used and new it comes with a 1 yr warranty.
What do you guys think?
About me: I'm moving beyond entry-level and on a good day I can charge 600-800 a wedding. I'm upgrading from a nifty fifty 1.8.