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

 
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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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Nov 14, 2017 23:39 |  #17

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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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Dec 03, 2017 17:13 |  #20

blue9 wrote in post #18487162 (external link)
I have a chance to buy a used one for a 1/5 new price.


DreDaze wrote in post #18491046 (external link)
if it was working it'd be like $450..so 1/5 of that you're talking like $90-$100?

The OP said 1/5 of new price. . Where are you seeing new Canon 300 f4 lenses for $450? . According to the most recent information, you are way, way off. . One fifth of new would be around $270.

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Dec 03, 2017 19:47 |  #21

No!




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Dec 04, 2017 15:51 |  #22

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18509817 (external link)
The OP said 1/5 of new price. . Where are you seeing new Canon 300 f4 lenses for $450? . According to the most recent information, you are way, way off. . One fifth of new would be around $270.
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since he didn't mention IS in the original post, i assumed it was the older non IS 300mm f4...which you're not getting new...but can pick up used for like $500

but i did miss him writing 1/5 of the 'new price' so now who knows what the lens is


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Dec 05, 2017 22:40 |  #23

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DreDaze wrote in post #18510552 (external link)
since he didn't mention IS in the original post, i assumed it was the older non IS 300mm f4...which you're not getting new...but can pick up used for like $500

but i did miss him writing 1/5 of the 'new price' so now who knows what the lens is

Well, he said that the lens was about 7 years old, and compared the price to the new price. . Both of these facts pretty much mean that he could only be referring to the current version, which has IS.

blue9 wrote in post #18487162 (external link)
I have a chance to buy a used one for a 1/5 new price. AF is not working and it's around 7 years old.

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Dec 06, 2017 10:09 |  #24

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18511626 (external link)
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Well, he said that the lens was about 7 years old, and compared the price to the new price. . Both of these facts pretty much mean that he could only be referring to the current version, which has IS.


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Ok, you win...i said it wasnt worth $100... definitely not worth anymore...the op doesn't seem to care enough to return to the thread either


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Dec 06, 2017 10:26 |  #25

Price dependent.


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