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Oct 04, 2011 16:57 |  #1

Hi guys,

Is the Canon refurbished lens worth to buy?

There's one lens is about 300 dollars cheaper than the brand new one. Only downside is it only has 90 days warranty.


Thanks a lot!




  
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Oct 04, 2011 16:59 |  #2

I've had a few refurb bodies and lenses and all have been great. I wouldn't hesitate going that route again.


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Oct 04, 2011 17:01 |  #3

I bought a 5D2 refurbed and it is great and I have been calling and stalking the canon website for a refurb 70-200 IS II for about 2 weeks now...

If they have what you want, go for it


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Oct 04, 2011 17:02 |  #4

I love my refurb 50L. Just add in the tax difference compared to if you buy it somewhere else. You might not be saving that much.




  
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Oct 04, 2011 17:14 as a reply to  @ jkru617's post |  #5

Yea, after adding tax and shipping, $300 difference becomes $180, but still ...




  
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Oct 04, 2011 17:16 |  #6

I have heard great things about refurbs. I would say go for it!




  
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Oct 04, 2011 17:25 |  #7

Many electronic refurbished items are remorse returns. The items are good but the buyer had second thoughts and returned them. I suspect the same holds for lenses.


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Oct 04, 2011 17:32 |  #8

I've been perfectly happy with the refurb items I've bought direct from Canon. The expensive shipping and tax eat away some of the savings, but you still usually get a better price than used, with a warranty.

Another thing you may want to consider is a refurb from Adorama. They're refurbed by Canon, but I think they're warrantied for a full year from Adorama. The prices are usually similar, if you want a little extra peace of mind.


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Oct 04, 2011 17:56 |  #9

I was looking at the 24-105 and after they charged tax and shipping, it was cheaper to buy an EX condition lens from KEH, and the KEH lens has a 6 month warranty.




  
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Oct 04, 2011 18:04 |  #10

My experience with Canon refurbs has been great!

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Oct 04, 2011 18:49 as a reply to  @ frule's post |  #11

My 50D and 55-250 are both refurbs and could not tell them apart from new. The 55-250 is very very sharp, even wide open, so much so that it was better than a Tamron 70-300 I picked up and subsequently sold.


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Oct 04, 2011 19:05 |  #12

Try Adorama for refurbs too. I got my 24-105 from them. A little higher price up front but no sales tax so it was about the same price to me. The big difference is they offer a one year warranty with it.


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Oct 04, 2011 19:12 |  #13
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Canon refurb site has 70-200 II in stock as of now.. may not last


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Oct 04, 2011 19:33 |  #14

chandu_732 wrote in post #13205747 (external link)
Canon refurb site has 70-200 II in stock as of now.. may not last

Yep. I called at around 4pm est today and they had none, then got a best PM ever from NoobyShooter that they were in stock and grabbed one!


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Oct 04, 2011 19:50 |  #15

tats wrote in post #13205824 (external link)
Yep. I called at around 4pm est today and they had none, then got a best PM ever from NoobyShooter that they were in stock and grabbed one!

I guess I'm your best buddy here now :D




  
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