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Ace ­ and ­ Deuce
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I just received my refurb 55-250 from Adorama and it looks like brand new. Paid $185 for it, got a cool cleaning kit and such, and a filter (which everyone here says I should toss is the garbage, lol). I was reluctant to buy a refurb, but after reading about it, seemed like a good deal to me:

From Adorama's site:
Refurbished items
Who refurbishes the units?

They are all refurbished by the manufacturer (unless specified otherwise) to the original company's specifications.

Why does availability seem unpredictable?

Unlike new inventory, we can’t order refurbs in – we have to wait for the manufacturers to contact us when they have a batch to sell.

What are the advantages of refurbished goods?

All refurbished items will have been checked over by the manufacturer by hand, inspected very thoroughly, diagnosed, and calibrated by experienced technicians, and could therefore turn out to be more dependable than a new item - which will only have been checked by a process of systematic quality control protocol (ie by random sampling as it comes off the conveyor belt).

What about firmware updates?

Refurbished goods are shipped with the firmware updates and latest fixes which were completed at whatever stage it was at when we took delivery.

What type of warranty does Adorama offer on "Refurbished" goods?

All Canon refurbished products from Adorama come with a 1 year return-to-Adorama warranty; the warranty we give covers anything the manufacturers warranty covers for a new unit, including shutter defects.

All other refurbs sold by Adorama come with a 90-day return-to-manufacturer warranty.

Do I need a warranty certificate for repairs on refurbished goods?

No, your Adorama invoice is all you need to get warranty service on refurbished products (or just your order number, for Canon refurbs).

Post #46, Feb 23, 2012 13:12:56 as a reply to post 13952169


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Good info. Thank you.

Do you happen to know if the refurbished lens you received is US or grey market? Can you tell where it was made?

Post #47, Feb 23, 2012 13:21:16


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Mine is u.s., anything gray is marked as such on their site.

Post #48, Feb 23, 2012 13:32:29


Canon EOS 6D *** Canon EOS T3i *** Canon - EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM *** Canon - EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM *** Canon - 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-S *** Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro *** Rokinon 14mm f2.8 *** Canon 18-55mm IS *** Canon 55-250mm IS *** Canon EF 75-300mm *** Canon 50mm f/1.8 II *** Canon 430exII flash
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All taken with the 55-250 IS:

IMAGE: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2262/5758100456_260c635f20_z.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: http://www.flickr.com .../61744772@N06/57581​00456/]external link
IMG_6661external link by slckoexternal link, on Flickr

IMAGE: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2047/5727710548_5818582649_z.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: http://www.flickr.com .../61744772@N06/57277​10548/]external link
IMG_6350_DxO2external link by slckoexternal link, on Flickr

And this is a 100% crop, meaning I made the image it's actual pixel size on my screen and then cropped it.

IMAGE: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5263/5620865610_b4848fb3f8_z.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: http://www.flickr.com .../61744772@N06/56208​65610/]external link
moon100cropexternal link by slckoexternal link, on Flickr

Post #49, Feb 23, 2012 13:41:51


Cameras: 7D2, 70D, S100
Lenses: 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM, 18-55 STM, 18-135 STM, 50 f/1.4 USM, 55-250 IS, 2x 430 EX II, 70-300L IS USM
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Sweet! Keyan you are good for my hobby, but bad for my wallet. :)

Post #50, Feb 23, 2012 13:53:14


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ahendarman wrote in post #13952132external link
Had the OP used the 55-250mm lens zoomed to just the crane on the frame, then the camera would have metered the crane properly and landed the focus on the crane resulting in better picture. So in this case, the longer lens would, in theory, help.

Great advice for a newbie. You should start offering photography lessons for beginners.

To be fair, 18-55 sample photos:

http://photography-on-the.net ...p=12599538&postcoun​t=1846

http://photography-on-the.net ...p=12487105&postcoun​t=1837

http://photography-on-the.net ...p=13900268&postcoun​t=1867

These don't look half bad to me. :S

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Beautiful. So it's not the tool box? :)

Post #52, Feb 23, 2012 14:24:53


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I don't think anyone is saying the 18-55 is a bad lens. The OP did state at least once that he would like to have more reach regardless, and the 55-250 is the natural next step when you are starting out (heck I still have mine...on the fence about looking at something else any time soon).

Post #53, Feb 23, 2012 14:33:02


Cameras: 7D2, 70D, S100
Lenses: 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM, 18-55 STM, 18-135 STM, 50 f/1.4 USM, 55-250 IS, 2x 430 EX II, 70-300L IS USM
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Keyan wrote in post #13952840external link
I don't think anyone is saying the 18-55 is a bad lens. The OP did state at least once that she would like to have more reach regardless, and the 55-250 is the natural next step when you are starting out (heck I still have mine...on the fence about looking at something else any time soon).

For the record, I am a male. LOL

Post #54, Feb 23, 2012 14:34:29


Cameras/Lenses: Canon Rebel T3i, Lumix DMC-ZS3, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
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kcrossley wrote in post #13952852external link
For the record, I am a male. LOL

Ha, Kelly is one of those tricky names, I took a guess....and my previous post has been edited....

Sorry about that...

Post #55, Feb 23, 2012 14:35:45


Cameras: 7D2, 70D, S100
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No worries. It happens ALL the time. Just glad Johnny Cash wasn't my dad, because the name Sue for a dude would be much worse. :)

Post #56, Feb 23, 2012 14:37:04


Cameras/Lenses: Canon Rebel T3i, Lumix DMC-ZS3, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
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kcrossley wrote in post #13952864external link
No worries. It happens ALL the time. Just glad Johnny Cash wasn't my dad, because the name Sue for a dude would be much worse. :)

But you do share a name with Kelly Johnson, one of the greatest aeronautical engineers of all time.

Post #57, Feb 23, 2012 14:49:02


Cameras: 7D2, 70D, S100
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Good point. Thanks.

Post #58, Feb 23, 2012 14:49:52


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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned fill flash for the crane. Just put the camera in "P" mode, pop up the flash and shoot! That way you do not blow out the sky which does have some color.

Post #59, Feb 23, 2012 15:21:39 as a reply to kcrossley's post 31 minutes earlier.


Canon EOS 7D | EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM | EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS |
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM | 250D | EF-S 10-22 mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | 580 EX II |

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Yogi Bear, 15 feet high and 5 feet away would make for a subject distance of about 17 feet, a push for fill flash. But digital film is cheap and little to lose on experimentation.

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