Dr.Pete wrote in post #11554719
So far, my L lenses have absolutely horrible ROI. I've made about 50 bucks selling photos taken with L glass. If you're not a professional, L glass is hardly an "investement."
I can't argue with that. The only lens that ever netted me a profit was a 50/1.8 Mk I metal mount that I got used for $70 and sold for $135 a year or two later.
Generally speaking, I buy lenses with the intention of keeping them. That doesn't always work out, but it's good to know that the "L" lenses do hold a larger portion of their price than most. Although, right now, the economy isn't producing what I'd call a seller's market.
Regardless of all that, I enjoy the hobby and rare paying gig, and I am not inclined to give it up any time soon.