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Apr 10, 2011 14:58 |  #1

I just saw this post, and it has data which pretty much confirms what we already all know. :)

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Apr 10, 2011 15:09 |  #2

Not really accurate because you cannot sell for the retail price of the lens. Good for Canon though!




  
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Apr 10, 2011 15:20 |  #3

hammer2k wrote in post #12195283 (external link)
Not really accurate because you cannot sell for the retail price of the lens. Good for Canon though!

Well, I think used prices track new prices closely, so if you buy used, and then sell again in a few years, you'll get the gain.




  
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Apr 10, 2011 17:05 |  #4

hammer2k wrote in post #12195283 (external link)
Not really accurate because you cannot sell for the retail price of the lens. Good for Canon though!

That's not always true. When I finally got out of Nikon gear last year I sold many lenses for more than I paid new. I'm now seeing Canon lenses regularly sell used for more than new copies cost a few years ago.


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Apr 10, 2011 17:10 as a reply to  @ K6AZ's post |  #5

I agree, the price of used lenses seem to be steadily increasing, mirroring the price of new lens.


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Apr 10, 2011 17:13 |  #6

If you are buying used and selling used maybe. I just sold my Shutterfly stock to finance my next new camera body, so I'm not completely agreeing with your post title....


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Apr 10, 2011 17:42 |  #7

I don't know, I would've bought Apple stock back in 2000 if I knew.




  
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Apr 10, 2011 20:41 |  #8

I'm actually having a very very hard time selling used lenses.

For example, I have a 2 month old 70-200 f/4 IS that I can't sell at $1100. The highest offers I've gotten have been sub-$1000 otherwise zero interest. And I've been trying to sell it for two weeks now.

Same thing goes for the 85mm f/1.8 I'm trying to sell and my tamron 28-75

The used market prices right now have not caught up with the increase in new lens prices


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Apr 10, 2011 21:02 |  #9

gibsonla wrote in post #12197029 (external link)
I'm actually having a very very hard time selling used lenses.

For example, I have a 2 month old 70-200 f/4 IS that I can't sell at $1100. The highest offers I've gotten have been sub-$1000 otherwise zero interest. And I've been trying to sell it for two weeks now.

Same thing goes for the 85mm f/1.8 I'm trying to sell and my tamron 28-75

The used market prices right now have not caught up with the increase in new lens prices

That 70-200 should sell over $1000. New they're over $1300 now.

Third party lenses have always been hard to sell and the Tamron 28-75 is known to have a lot of soft copies.

As for the 85/1.8, you're asking $380 for it. They can be bought directly from Canon as 'refurbished' for under $340.


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Apr 10, 2011 21:04 |  #10

The refurb was a very very recent deal. I lowered the price to $350 on local craigslist ads and still got no bites (this with all the other ones on there listed at %370 or higher)

the tamron, ironically, I listed it 3 months ago and got a landslide of interest in it, decided to keep it because I was still shooting events at that stage. much much different selling it now. I've gotten only ~5 inquiries off craigslist, POTN, cinema5d, and fred-miranda


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Apr 10, 2011 21:15 |  #11

where do i get a refurbed 85mm for 340! i want one :P


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Apr 10, 2011 21:20 |  #12

bedojo wrote in post #12197186 (external link)
where do i get a refurbed 85mm for 340! i want one :P

Right here.

http://shop.usa.canon.​com …uct_10051_10051​_282308_-1 (external link)


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Apr 10, 2011 22:12 |  #13

Because I've bought all of my lenses when they were on super-sale (sale plus rebate), I can pretty much sell any of my lenses today for more than I paid for them. For example, my 70-200 2.8 IS was $1,425 delivered. My 10-22 was $609 delivered. And so on and so on...

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Apr 11, 2011 19:52 |  #14

gibsonla wrote in post #12197029 (external link)
I'm actually having a very very hard time selling used lenses.

For example, I have a 2 month old 70-200 f/4 IS that I can't sell at $1100. The highest offers I've gotten have been sub-$1000 otherwise zero interest. And I've been trying to sell it for two weeks now.

Same thing goes for the 85mm f/1.8 I'm trying to sell and my tamron 28-75

The used market prices right now have not caught up with the increase in new lens prices


I had trouble selling my 70-200 f/4 IS for $900 a few months ago. Good thing I bought it for less.


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Apr 11, 2011 20:57 |  #15

gibsonla wrote in post #12197029 (external link)
I'm actually having a very very hard time selling used lenses.

For example, I have a 2 month old 70-200 f/4 IS that I can't sell at $1100. The highest offers I've gotten have been sub-$1000 otherwise zero interest. And I've been trying to sell it for two weeks now.

Same thing goes for the 85mm f/1.8 I'm trying to sell and my tamron 28-75

The used market prices right now have not caught up with the increase in new lens prices

The point is that if you buy new and keep the lens for maybe two years you will then be able to sell it for more (maybe) than you paid new. Trying to sell used after two months will be a cash loser for you, unless you timed it perfectly with a great deal and then had new prices jump up.


  
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