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widgetrich
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May 01, 2007 15:41 |  #1

what would be a good price for a used canon 24-70 f2.8 lens? thanks janis


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May 01, 2007 15:43 |  #2

they are now starting at $ 500 on ebay.... I read that somewhere...??


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May 01, 2007 15:44 |  #3

Used but in very good condition starts around $950. Some times you find them in the $900 or lower. These suckers don't drop value very much. That said, I got mine for $850 used.


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May 01, 2007 15:47 |  #4

4x4rock wrote in post #3135798external link
Used but in very good condition starts around $950. Some times you find them in the $900 or lower. These suckers don't drop value very much. That said, I got mine for $850 used.

do you know if there is a difference in a 3 year old 70-200 IS lens and one of today? I found one for 1400.00 includes hood and case..janis


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May 01, 2007 15:56 |  #5

widgetrich wrote in post #3135819external link
do you know if there is a difference in a 3 year old 70-200 IS lens and one of today? I found one for 1400.00 includes hood and case..janis

assuming they are both the F2.8 version, no there would be no difference.


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May 01, 2007 15:57 |  #6

Billginthekeys wrote in post #3135861external link
assuming they are both the F2.8 version, no there would be no difference.

they are both IS so is $1400.00 a good price


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May 01, 2007 16:02 |  #7

widgetrich wrote in post #3135870external link
they are both IS so is $1400.00 a good price

IF it's the 2.8 IS version, yes. But, as in anything used there is always a chance that the condition isn't what you expect.


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May 01, 2007 16:04 |  #8

JohnnyG wrote in post #3135886external link
IF it's the 2.8 IS version, yes. But, as in anything used there is always a chance that the condition isn't what you expect.

so would you recommend that I just get a new lens for $200 more


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May 01, 2007 16:17 |  #9

widgetrich wrote in post #3135895external link
so would you recommend that I just get a new lens for $200 more

With the new lens, you'll get the peace of mind that if anything happens you have the warranty to cover.

Used lenses are a great way to save money and if you're comfortable and trust the seller that lens is in great condition, then there's no reason not to go for it if the price is right :)


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May 01, 2007 16:37 |  #10

widgetrich wrote in post #3135870external link
they are both IS so is $1400.00 a good price

you dont understand. there is an F4 and a F2.8, both with IS. for the 2.8, it would be a decent deal, for the F4 it wouldnt be so great.


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May 01, 2007 16:43 |  #11

widgetrich wrote in post #3135895external link
so would you recommend that I just get a new lens for $200 more

Personally, I would, but I'm very particular about lenses. I know a lot of people on here buy and sell lenses and I've been tempted to do so but people on here are proud of their lenses and want near retail for them. (not retail but what B&H sells them for)
$200.00 less than BH would be tempting but I would have to be very comfortable with the seller.
$1400.00 is $300.00 less that BH! Where did you see it at $1600.00?


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May 01, 2007 17:22 |  #12

JohnnyG wrote in post #3136072external link
$1400.00 is $300.00 less that BH! Where did you see it at $1600.00?

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May 01, 2007 17:28 |  #13

This is alot of money and no I do not know the seller...so I think that I will pay $200.00 more and get the new one...thanks..I think the year warranty is worth the $200.00 for a peace of mind...janis


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May 01, 2007 17:38 |  #14

widgetrich wrote in post #3136316external link
This is alot of money and no I do not know the seller...so I think that I will pay $200.00 more and get the new one...thanks..I think the year warranty is worth the $200.00 for a peace of mind...janis

Wise decision!!

That's a great price with the code!!! I would love one of them but probably will go with the f/4 IS but that 2.8 is really sweet!


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May 01, 2007 18:58 |  #15

JohnnyG wrote in post #3135886external link
IF it's the 2.8 IS version, yes.

Huh? There is no 24-70 2.8 IS. Not from Canon, at least.

about 700 EUR / 800 US$ is a right price for a well-handled second hand 24-70 2.8 L.




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