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buying used 70-200 f4 IS question

 
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Jan 02, 2013 14:26 |  #1

I found a Canon 70-200 f4 IS lens for sale that has been sent back to Canon for a faulty IS. Has been repaired and calibrated. Seller wants $800. Is that a good price for this lens. Since it has already had an IS failure, is it possible that there is a problem with the lens or should I not worry since Canon has fixed it.thanks




  
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Jan 02, 2013 14:28 |  #2

If its been factory repaired I wouldnt be any more concerned than I would be over any other used lens where you dont know the history. I havent see the recent listings of this lens since I already have one and love it, but that was a good price back when I was looking.




  
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Jan 02, 2013 15:01 |  #3

price is a bit high, there were deals for this lens at ~$950 new in december. i would talk him down or wait for a better deal.


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Jan 02, 2013 16:51 as a reply to  @ pdrober2's post |  #4

if it's a newish lens that's a great price. if it's an older lens (3-5 years) that's well-used it's an okay price.


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Jan 02, 2013 18:06 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #5

I'd take it. I think that's a pretty good price... only ~$300 (max) more than a used non-IS will cost you!


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Jan 02, 2013 22:46 as a reply to  @ 1Tanker's post |  #6

I was thinking the same. Hope it's still available




  
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Jan 03, 2013 00:05 |  #7

It's an okay price if the conditon is excellent. An excellent used copy without any previous issue is priced about $875-900.


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Jan 04, 2013 12:08 |  #8

Having had a lens with an IS failure repaired by Canon I can safely say I would have no problem buying one that has been repaired. I know in my case they replaced the entire IS mechanism. I had no problems for the next 4 years that I owned it.


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Jan 09, 2013 16:21 |  #9

The lens that was repaired was sold. I found another, UU for $825 without box. How old is UU. I haven't seen it yet but seller says it is pristine. with filter. I asked for $800 but he wants $825. Would this be a good deal? I have 85 1.8. Which would be better for indoors, no flash- 70-200 f4 IS or 85 1.8.




  
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The lens that was repaired was sold. I found another, UU for $825 without box. How old is UU. I haven't seen it yet but seller says it is pristine. with filter. I asked for $800 but he wants $825. Would this be a good deal? I have 85 1.8. Which would be better for indoors, no flash- 70-200 f4 IS or 85 1.8.

85 1.8 is better indoors as it lets in a lot more light. Google canon date codes for a full listing of codes.




  
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Jan 09, 2013 17:21 |  #11

Thanks, that was good info for me. UU would mean 2006




  
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Jan 09, 2013 17:22 |  #12

offer a low-ball offer the price seems mediocre.


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