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Anyone bought a refurbished lens from Adorama?

 
bu75
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Dec 20, 2012 14:17 |  #1

Was thinking about getting a refurbished 17-55. Is that a good route to go or should I just get a brand new one? Are there any issues with the refurbished ones? thanks.




  
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Dec 20, 2012 14:21 |  #2

I purchased a Canon 70-200 f/2.8 lens from them a number of years ago and it was in perfect condition.


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Dec 20, 2012 14:24 |  #3

bob_r wrote in post #15390381 (external link)
I purchased a Canon 70-200 f/2.8 lens from them a number of years ago and it was in perfect condition.

Good to know. Thanks.




  
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Dec 20, 2012 14:51 |  #4

Refurbished lenses are as good or better than new (each refurb is hand checked).


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Dec 20, 2012 17:47 |  #5

I have purchases a coup;e of Referbs form Adorama, and would not hesitate in doing so again.


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Dec 20, 2012 18:01 |  #6

Both my 10-22 and 70-200 were refurbished and both looked and worked perfectly! I wouldn't hesitate one bit at buying another refurb. (on a side note, I just looked on adorama's site and for what they are selling the refurbs for ($989) you can purchase a brand new one from amazon or B&H for ($999) and get free overnight shipping!)


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Dec 20, 2012 18:12 |  #7

bu75 wrote in post #15390366 (external link)
Was thinking about getting a refurbished 17-55. Is that a good route to go or should I just get a brand new one? Are there any issues with the refurbished ones? thanks.


If it's a factory refurb, you can buy a VIP Membership and get a full year warranty after the manufacturer warranty expires (90 days for Canon).

http://www.adorama.com​/VIP.html (external link)




  
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Dec 20, 2012 20:05 |  #8

just bought a 17-40L refurb and all my other lenses i have or sold were all bought used. lenses are a very safe buy.


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Dec 20, 2012 20:58 |  #9

BB70Chevelle wrote in post #15391154 (external link)
Both my 10-22 and 70-200 were refurbished and both looked and worked perfectly! I wouldn't hesitate one bit at buying another refurb. (on a side note, I just looked on adorama's site and for what they are selling the refurbs for ($989) you can purchase a brand new one from amazon or B&H for ($999) and get free overnight shipping!)

I just got this at buydig for 999.00 with free overnight shipping...basically same price as I've seen for refurb, will be arriving tomorrow!


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Dec 20, 2012 21:01 |  #10

bob_r wrote in post #15390381 (external link)
I purchased a Canon 70-200 f/2.8 lens from them a number of years ago and it was in perfect condition.

LOL; I bought the same lens from them! It was still in a box sealed by Canon.


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Dec 20, 2012 21:29 |  #11

Got one before and it is basically like new. In fact I heard refurbs are usually better than new since they have been so thoroughly inspected and calibrated.


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Dec 21, 2012 02:08 |  #12

I purchased a refurbished 5D Classic from them 6 years ago. It came spotless and it great condition. Came inside a white Canon Box.


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Dec 21, 2012 03:21 |  #13

I purchased a refurbished EF-S 18-135 earlier this year, and everything was in mint condition with all docs included.
Highly recommend, Adorama :)




  
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Dec 21, 2012 06:20 |  #14

I have 3 Canon refurbs myself - and wouldn't buy new if a refurb was available! (provided it was from a reliable seller....)

All refurbished Canon units sold by Adorama Camera come with a 90-day return-to-Adorama warranty - which includes a 30-day returns period - and have been factory refurbished by the manufacturer.
The warranty we give covers anything the manufacturers warranty covers for a new unit, including shutter defects.

Canon cameras are refurbished at their manufacturing plant in Newport News, VA.; the room that houses Canon’s entire refurb process is said to be completely dust-free, and with every employee working in there being required to wear special booties!


They will have been checked over by the manufacturer by hand, inspected very thoroughly, diagnosed, and calibrated by experienced technicians, and could therefore turn out to be more dependable than a new item - which will only have been checked by a process of systematic quality control protocol (ie by random sampling as it comes off the conveyor belt).

Refurbs can have simply been pulled from the production line if something appears faulty, or if they haven’t passed the final inspection. Most of the time it is a very minor issue that needs correcting, nevertheless, once it is pulled from the normal flow of production, it gets flagged as a refurbished model, so you may get a unit straight from the factory that has never been used. (I have three myself, and for sure they were all factory-fresh!)

A refurb may also be an ex-store demo, possibly used in field tests or sales displays, or it may have been ordered in error and returned to the retailer (who can't then sell it as 'new' so it has to be sent back to the manufacturer for refurbishment).

In addition, Refurbs come into us with the firmware updates and latest fixes which were carried out at whatever stage it was at when we took delivery.

If you need additional firmware updates you can download them, but for any hardware fixes the unit would have to be sent to Canon.
[By the way, if you send a camera (any camera) to Canon for any hardware work, they will always update the firmware].


As to the individual history of a single item, the honest answer is we have no way of knowing. Refurbished equipment is not like new inventory; the manufacturers contact us when they have a batch to sell, and the availability is unpredictable.
However, if you were to ask my personal opinion on whether the equipment that Adorama offers as refurbished is typically less than a year old, based on the regularity with which we receive batches, I'd be inclined to think it is all relatively new.

I hope this helps, but you are most welcome to email me directly: Helen@adorama.com (external link) if you need additional information or advice



  
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Dec 21, 2012 11:34 |  #15

17-55/2.8 refurb. Looked like new.


7D || 5D2 || three 580exII's | 430exII | 24L II | 50L | 100L macro | 70-200/2.8L IS | 24-105L | canon 50/1.4 | canon 17-55/2.8 | Sigma 35/1.4 |Sigma 50/1.4 | Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC |Pocket Wizard Plus II. slingpro 100 and 200, and a million other accessories I can't even remember.

  
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