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Would you buy a used EF 300 L f4 with AF not working?

 
HodjPodj
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Nov 07, 2017 15:13 as a reply to post 18491088 |  #16

You are correct! I guess I feel like it does since it is shorter and I barely have any throwaways. Good catch! :)


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amfoto1
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Nov 14, 2017 23:39 |  #17

macroimage wrote in post #18488944 (external link)
If it is an EF 300mm f/4L USM (without IS), then it is more than 7 years old for sure, not that it much matters how old an EF lens is if it works well. ....

Actually the pre-IS version was introduced in 1991 and discontinued in 1997, when the IS version was introduced.

So a non-IS lens is at least 20 years old and might be as much as 26 years old.

But, I agree... age doesn't mean a whole lot. If a lens has seen little use and good care, it might be fine.

At least, until it needs repair. Then you might have trouble getting it fixed. Some far newer Canon EF lenses are unrepairable, for all practical purposes, because replacement parts aren't available.


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Nov 15, 2017 00:16 as a reply to post 18487166 |  #18

hell no


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Nov 15, 2017 00:23 |  #19

No, I definitely would not.


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