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Jan 04, 2013 14:42 |  #1

I am picking this up later and the condition accdg to the seller is like new although it is a couple years old....questions to you...

What to look/check on this lens....like the focusing ring...IS...etc...spec​s...
I just want to find out things I need to inspect before I handed out my money.

Thanks for the help...


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Jan 04, 2013 14:56 |  #2

Peter2516 wrote in post #15444618 (external link)
I am picking this up later and the condition accdg to the seller is like new although it is a couple years old....questions to you...

What to look/check on this lens....like the focusing ring...IS...etc...spec​s...
I just want to find out things I need to inspect before I handed out my money.

Thanks for the help...

At that age, I'd look for zoom creep and internal dust as that lens is susceptible to both, though neither issue are deal breakers for a sharp copy.


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Jan 04, 2013 14:59 |  #3

And make sure the IS works. Some of the early lenses had issues with the IS dying but Canon seems to have solved that problem with later lenses.


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Jan 04, 2013 15:16 |  #4

IS is the bigger worry, but that is easy to test. check for smooth focus rings and no creep. it will likely have some dust so prepare yourself.


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Jan 04, 2013 15:21 |  #5

The dust on the front element is easy to fix DYI. Takes about 5~10 minutes and requires little in the way of tools.
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Jan 04, 2013 15:28 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #6

They all have some dust or will have dust.

Don't waste your time worrying about it.

The 7D and 17-55 are seriously an amazing pair.


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Jan 04, 2013 15:34 |  #7

Thanks all for the info. I really appreciate it.


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Jan 04, 2013 21:26 |  #8

Picked up the lens and checked thoroughly based on what you guys mentioned here. Looks great no zoom creep....IS worked as it supposed to be knock on wood., Wow this thing focus really fast.

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Jan 04, 2013 21:31 as a reply to  @ Peter2516's post |  #9

Congrats, you will love it. I've had mine for a year, it is a permanent fixture on my camera!:)


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Jan 08, 2013 00:34 |  #10

Congrats Peter, this lens is in my wish list, too expensive for me :)


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