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Thread started 15 Jul 2012 (Sunday) 19:04

# Would you sell your 300 2.8 for a 500 f4?

Jul 18, 2012 15:46 |  #16

skater911 wrote in post #14735314
So I just got a 500 from adorama for 6100 in e+ condition with 6 month warranty so I couldn't pass it up. I hope is it is good otherwise I have all of you to blame. . Now I just have to wait for brown to show up.

Yes I saw that lens listed . It started at $6500 and then went down after a week. You got a good deal. Good luck with it 1DX\ 5diii gripped \ tokina 12-24 f/4 /sigma 24-60 f2.8 \ \ sigma 120-300 OS \ sigma 50 f1.4 \ canon 500 f4 IS \ canon1.4 III tc \ canon 2xii tc \sigma 2x dg tc \ 580ex \ 2x 430ex flickr  LIKES 0 LOG IN TO REPLY sponsored links (this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member) Jul 18, 2012 17:39 | #17 Jay T wrote in post #14736059 Yes I saw that lens listed . It started at$6500 and then went down after a week. You got a good deal. Good luck with it

Hopefully there wasn't a reason for it.

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Jul 18, 2012 17:44 |  #18

amfoto1 wrote in post #14735363
I must say, I am really impressed by anyone who can handhold a 500/4 IS "99% of the time" or "all the time". Sure, I'll carry mine in a backpack or over a shoulder mounted on a tripod all day long. But in shooting position I'm good for handholding it about 5 or 10 minutes, then it goes onto a tripod or monopod.

you ever see a picture of jay the flying photog? he's one big mother. in his hams the 500L looks like the 300L f4 !

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Jul 18, 2012 18:47 |  #19

skater911 wrote in post #14735314
So I just got a 500 from adorama for 6100 in e+ condition with 6 month warranty so I couldn't pass it up. I hope is it is good otherwise I have all of you to blame. . Now I just have to wait for brown to show up.

Man very nice price. These going for much higher now. I kick myself for selling mine for $5200 when newer versions got announced. Fuji XT-1, 18-55mm Sony A7rIV, , Tamron 28-200mm, Sigma 40mm f1.4 Art FE, Sony 85mm f1.8 FE, Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art FE Fuji GFX50s, 23mm f4, 32-64mm, 45mm f2.8, 110mm f2, 120mm f4 macro Canon 24mm TSE-II, 85mm f1.2 L II, 90mm TSE-II Macro, 300mm f2.8 IS I  LIKES 0 LOG IN TO REPLY Jul 18, 2012 19:53 | #20 skater911 wrote in post #14736579 Hopefully there wasn't a reason for it. no they lowered it because it was not sellling for$6500 so they went down to $6250 and then it was gone a couple days later. I bet they only gave some where around$4500 for it so they still did fine selling it for what you paid. Enjoy it

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Jul 19, 2012 06:15 |  #21

I just checked on b+h used site and they will give $3500 if you sell it to them so adorama' right with them. Seen them on here asking as high as$7200 to $7500 so you did excellent since you got a 6 months warranty and E+ condition 1DX\ 5diii gripped \ tokina 12-24 f/4 /sigma 24-60 f2.8 \ \ sigma 120-300 OS \ sigma 50 f1.4 \ canon 500 f4 IS \ canon1.4 III tc \ canon 2xii tc \sigma 2x dg tc \ 580ex \ 2x 430ex flickr  LIKES 0 LOG IN TO REPLY Jul 19, 2012 11:01 | #22 Jay T wrote in post #14738843 I just checked on b+h used site and they will give$3500 if you sell it to them so adorama' right with them. Seen them on here asking as high as $7200 to$7500 so you did excellent since you got a 6 months warranty and E+ condition

That is awesome, do you want to buy it? I will compromise at 7350.

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Jul 26, 2012 08:52 as a reply to  @ skater911's post |  #23

So I got my 500 last night from adorama and I think they made a mistake. I think they sent me a brand new lens with a UT date coded lens mount. . There isn't a mark on it anywhere. It literally looks brand new with the trunk, keys manual, warranty card and strap. I do have to say it is much bigger than the pictures tend to look. I can't wait to go shooting with it on Saturday. If it works as good as it looks I think I got a good deal.

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Jul 26, 2012 10:27 |  #24

Most wildlife guys take good care of their superteles. Not so with sports guys.

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Jul 26, 2012 13:37 |  #25

Congrats on your 'new' lens... Many of the wildlifers I've seen have noeprene camo covers on their lenses. Must help avoid bumps and scrapes..

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Jul 26, 2012 17:33 as a reply to  @ post 14736058 |  #26

i had the same problem so I ended up with both.

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Jul 26, 2012 18:11 |  #27

Can't say much on the 300L but I can say I love the 500L. It's sharpness is amazing and in bright sunglight doable for handheld shots. I love this lens, just wish I could afford one myself.

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