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dushea
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Feb 24, 2014 12:13 |  #16

jbrackjr wrote in post #16711287 (external link)
I was very happy with my refurb lens and now they even come with a one year warranty (prior it was just 90 days). So yes, its a good deal.

If you can wait, they occasionally have 10, 15 & 20% off sale which makes it an even better deal!

+1 on the warranty as well.




  
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Feb 24, 2014 13:16 as a reply to  @ dushea's post |  #17

i bought about 3 cameras from loyalty program with probably draws from same stock, and they were all mint. Ive even seen as high as 40% i think once 50% off on refurb website, but its selected lenses.


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Feb 24, 2014 18:15 |  #18

I have a refurb 100mm macro. Sharpest lens i own.


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Feb 28, 2014 12:00 |  #19

Waltdo wrote in post #16711131 (external link)
I have been looking at Canons website of refurbished lenses. Has anyone had a bad experience or regretted buying a refurbished lens and if so for what reason?

MY Nikon D5000 and two lenses were all bought as refurbs. Perfect condition and performance and as clean as new when i got them.


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Feb 28, 2014 12:07 as a reply to  @ henryp's post |  #20

I had a refurbished 40D, and did not have one issue. I currently am using a refurbished 7D, same, no issues. I have had refurbished 85mm USM, 100mm 2.8 Macro USM, etc and never had issues. They looked brand new, an have never seen one blemish.
It is well worth it especially when buying a refurbished camera using the loyalty program.:p


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Mar 01, 2014 16:41 |  #21

5d mark II,7d, and 24-105 all refurbs with no problems!




  
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Mar 01, 2014 21:14 as a reply to  @ cameraguy1972's post |  #22

I picked refurb 35L with 15%sale, found that it was made 4 months prior to me buying it. Brother friend works at Canon, lost of the refurb are new and comes with 1 year warranty now.


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Mar 02, 2014 03:27 |  #23

Refurb is the way to go...is pretty much a new lens with a nice discount AND one year warranty.


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Mike ­ -
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Mar 05, 2014 12:33 |  #24

I bought a refurbished 28-300L from Canon.
The lock ring would not lock the lens tubes from moving..!? I called and sent it in to be worked on. The lock ring was fixed AND...they did something to it because the pictures it produced were notably sharper than before I sent it in. I have a few shots out my back door that I use for this type of testing. Since I knew I was going to send this in for repair, I kept my test shots. Yep, sharper, more crisp pictures after.

The only thing I didn't like was their attitude both over the phone and in the paperwork that was returned with the lens.
No matter, the lens works properly now...!

Mike




  
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