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The best deal you have ever gotten on a L lens?

 
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Nov 03, 2010 22:28 |  #16

Got my 24-70 for $800 in '08, then sold it recently for $1200. :)
Picked up the 35L & 85L together for $2000 in '09.


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Nov 03, 2010 22:54 |  #17

70-200mm f/4L in mint condition for $300 about 3 years ago. A friend posted on Facebook that they wanted to get rid of the lens because they weren't using their DSLR setup enough to justify it.


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Nov 03, 2010 23:01 |  #18

i wanna see pics of the 16-35L


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Nov 03, 2010 23:04 |  #19

*Knowledge* wrote in post #11221139 (external link)
Got my 24-70 for $800 in '08, then sold it recently for $1200. :)
Picked up the 35L & 85L together for $2000 in '09.

35L+85LII for $2k - great deal.




  
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Nov 03, 2010 23:05 |  #20

24-105L for $600, 70-200F4 L IS for $650. Both on craigslist, separate sellers. It pays to have ready cash available when something becomes available from a motivated seller. I live 100 miles for St Louis and drove down to buy each of these lenses.




  
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Nov 03, 2010 23:06 |  #21

Call me a wuss, but driving 100 miles to pickup a lens is pretty intense.




  
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Nov 03, 2010 23:09 |  #22

70-200 2.8 IS for $850 (AUD/USD irrelevant as they are on parity these days)

ex-journalist's some scratches and scruff marks on the body, but the optics are pristine, and super sharp.

got it serviced (mount, AF and IS) and cleaned (all elements cleaned) for $150, and now is as new :)


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Nov 03, 2010 23:13 |  #23

I'd drive 100 miles to get those deals, anytime. I live 150 miles from a large city and would have no problem driving that far if the deal was good


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Nov 03, 2010 23:30 |  #24

still nobody beats $75 80-200L
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Nov 03, 2010 23:34 |  #25

85 1.8 for $150, no problems with it whatsoever. 70-200 f/4L USM for $320 - new Navy recruit who went money crazy and didn't know exactly what he had.


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Nov 03, 2010 23:46 |  #26

no pictures of this lens?

come on haha


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Nov 04, 2010 07:53 as a reply to  @ chaotichoax's post |  #27

I've been a little busy, but I'll try to take some sometime today. It's not really bad, from about 6 feet away I doubt anyone would notice. Up close it's looks bad. It's mostly just the idea of painting a 1300$ lens with cheap black paint. The camo under it looked a lot better than the crappy paint job. The camo looked professional like it was sent off and did. You can see a little of it down at the mount.


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Nov 04, 2010 08:08 as a reply to  @ jeffreynmandy's post |  #28

I managed to get a new 100mm f2.8 L Macro IS USM + B+W polarizer + Canon remote switch TC-80N3 for 1090 Canadian Dollars. I have been living in Canada for 4 years now, and noticed that the prices for Lenses when they are more then 6 months old are a lot cheaper in the Netherlands (where i am originally from). So a month ago a friend decided to take a holiday and visit me in Canada, and i asked him to buy the above items in a local camera store in the Netherlands. He did so, and since he works in accountancy he was aware of a local tax rule, which saved me some money, making the total only 1090 CAD dollar (transferred from euro's). All in all a very good deal for all the stuff together, especially since it is NEW. I have been enjoying the lens more since it was cheaper ;)


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Nov 04, 2010 08:45 |  #29

savoirferret wrote in post #11220884 (external link)
How can you all post these unbelievable deals without stories? How can we live vicariously through your good fortune without details? :confused:

I see it on CL just before Christmas. This has to be a mistake as the guy clearly says new lens will cost you much much more. Anyway, I send him a quick e-mail saying usual "I'll take it" sort of stuff with my phone #. I get a call back in 15 mins saying come over if you want it. I drive to VA, meet this nice old gentleman and we chat for about half an hour. I tell him clearly that you can probably get much more of this and gentleman laughs and says oh yes I know my inbox is almost full and server is going to crash any moment! Gentleman will keep his words and also he feels he's used it enough so 75 bucks will do fine.

Just to tease you a bit more - some pics almost all are wide open.

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Nov 04, 2010 08:51 |  #30

six4 wrote in post #11221315 (external link)
Call me a wuss, but driving 100 miles to pickup a lens is pretty intense.

Depends on where you live I guess. We have no camera store presence here where I live. Other than best buy there are no local options, so you have to go where you need to to get the deal. Considering I saved $250 on one purchase and $200 or so on the other its worth a little time in the car.




  
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