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What is Your Opinion on Refurbished Lenses?

 
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Apr 14, 2014 11:09 |  #16

Bought my 17-40 refurbished from Canon. I use it multiple times a week for work and it has been flawless. When I received it, I thought it was brand new. Is was in extremely good condition - I'd say nearly new. Do it.


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Apr 14, 2014 11:24 |  #17

I wouldn't have a problem buying refurb from the manufacturer




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Apr 14, 2014 11:29 |  #18

I very much appreciate all the input here. Seems as if there's no doubt refurb is a fine way to go.

Thank you all.




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Apr 14, 2014 12:08 |  #19

Why don't you just ask Omar?:)


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Apr 14, 2014 21:06 |  #20

Have a few refurbished lenses and all came looking brand new with zero issues at all and saved a large amount of money on them vs buying retail. I wouldn't hesitate at all buying anything refurbed from canon epically now that they give the full 1 yr warranty. My previously owned 70-200 F4 IS and currently owned 100-400, 10-22, and 580ex II are all refurbished.


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TomCruise06
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Jun 27, 2017 15:38 as a reply to post 16831810 |  #21

I am interested in your 100-400 II, can you please PM me?




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Jun 27, 2017 16:37 as a reply to TomCruise06's post |  #22

You do realize you're responding to a 3+ year post??


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Jun 27, 2017 18:55 |  #23

Canon refurbished is my first choice. I usually go over the used ads, but won't buy used unless it is 15-20% below refurbished. I got my 60D, 70D, & 80D, refurbished. Also 17-40, 100 2.8 USM, 70-200 f/4L IS, 200 II, 50 STM, and maybe some others.


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LonelyBoy
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Jun 27, 2017 20:37 |  #24

I got a few good ones from Canon (STMs and the like), but then tried a 70-200/2.8ISii and it was... unsatisfactory. Returned it, got a brand new one with the rebate (and the rebate cards just arrived!) and the new one is fantastic. Seems like the 70-200 might have been dropped and returned and deemed "acceptable". Or maybe it was just poor and someone bought it new and returned it for the same reason I did and it was deemed "acceptable".


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Jun 28, 2017 07:30 |  #25

LonelyBoy wrote in post #18388515 (external link)
I got a few good ones from Canon (STMs and the like), but then tried a 70-200/2.8ISii and it was... unsatisfactory. Returned it, got a brand new one with the rebate (and the rebate cards just arrived!) and the new one is fantastic. Seems like the 70-200 might have been dropped and returned and deemed "acceptable". Or maybe it was just poor and someone bought it new and returned it for the same reason I did and it was deemed "acceptable".

This is a good point about Canon refurbs. I sent back a 50 II for focusing issues. Canon sent another one. I sent that one back, too, for a refund. Canon paid all the shipping charges - twice. One time I ordered a refurbed 70-200 f/4. I played with it for a few days and returned it for the IS version. Again, Canon paid for the return shipping.

Try that with used gear.

I usually look in refurbs first. If the item I want is available, I just get it there. I've never had a problem with that. Actually, I've never had a problem with used gear, either. I buy most of my used gear right here on POTN.


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dan5.5
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Jul 04, 2017 11:39 as a reply to Bassat's post |  #26

Everything I have heard is that Canon refurbs are like new.


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Jul 05, 2017 00:32 |  #27

I just recently got my first Canon Refurbished items, an 80D body and 18-55 lens, and they were both completely flawless and were indistinguishable from new items. Would definitely order from Canon Refurbished again.

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