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Nov 24, 2014 08:36 |  #16

mike_d wrote in post #17289765 (external link)
I paid $975 for mine new in 2008 which at the time was a pretty good deal. Still sucks to see it going for so much less especially after hearing about how well L's hold their value. Oh well, I guess its better than electronics that are obsolete and nearly worthless less after 3 years. At least I wised up and stared buying everything used that I can.

I'd like to sell it for the 24-70 f/2.8 II, mainly for the brighter viewfinder and better AF in low light. But heck, as cheap as the 24-105's are going, its almost worth keeping it even if I get the new one since the IS can come in handy at times.

I see people pay msrp for a 70-200mk2 (2500 plus tax) only later to sell it a year down the road for 1900....

and now you can buy a new one for 1900.


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Nov 24, 2014 08:36 |  #17

Its a great value at $400. There is a local person selling them new at $650 with no taker. He eventually clear out his stock at 550-600.


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Nov 24, 2014 10:44 |  #18

I forgot what I bought mine for, but it was BNIB for around $700 or so. Yes, I could have waited two years and gotten it for a bit cheaper, but then again, I've taken some priceless shots with that lens now...


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Nov 24, 2014 13:35 |  #19

Man, for $400 I would never sell it, just keep as a backup no matter what I am currently using.


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Nov 24, 2014 14:48 |  #20

Tigerkn wrote in post #17289773 (external link)
It's depending who is the buyer Ed. For you, it is only $299.99 :)

*LOL* Your the best :)


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Nov 24, 2014 17:11 |  #21

Canon Canada bundled it with the 7Dii. I'm guessing, since it's an awkward range for a crop body people are dumping them in hopes of making a small profit.

Edit: Sorry, wrong info. It was the 24-70mm included in the bundle.




  
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Nov 24, 2014 17:50 |  #22

blanex1@netzero.com wrote in post #17289194 (external link)
noticed this also,some times it pays to play the waiting game! but most of us don't and find our self paying full retail price.

WOW, and i thought i was the only one who paid about $725.00 2 years ago for mine !thats okay i have had more then that in pleasure and enjoyment with this lens,and quite happy with it.;)


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Nov 24, 2014 20:00 |  #23

I feel like people really underestimate this lens for some reason.

My copy is very sharp wide open, maybe I got lucky, but it's a great lens on my 6d.

I know the distortion is a little more than desired on the wide end, but other than that, great lens.

My only complaint is that it isn't a f2.0


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Nov 25, 2014 06:29 |  #24

im looking for one


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Nov 25, 2014 16:19 |  #25

I was actually looking to sell this lens back a few months ago, but the going price was pretty low even then. I decided to keep it. Funny enough, it was my most used lens on my trip to Iceland recently.


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Nov 25, 2014 19:57 |  #26

The 24-105 just suffers kit lens syndrome. It's a great lens. I don't mind the low prices though. That just means when mine gets dropped/crushed/submer​ged/stolen it'll just be that much cheaper to replace!




  
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Nov 28, 2014 13:41 |  #27

Glad I got rid of mine last year around this time. I paid $600 when the 5D2 came out (white box purchase) and sold it for the same.


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Nov 28, 2014 16:21 |  #28

I paid $800 for mine a few years ago. I regularly see ads for this lens brand new for $499. I think there was another special advertised for this lens brand new at $599. Why would someone pay $400 something for mine used, no matter what I paid for it, when they can buy a brand new one for $499, or $599 ? That would seem to me why the prices have dropped. (Mine is not for sale, I'm just hypothetically speaking).




  
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Nov 28, 2014 16:42 |  #29

Charles Brown wrote in post #17298154 (external link)
I paid $800 for mine a few years ago. I regularly see ads for this lens brand new for $499. I think there was another special advertised for this lens brand new at $599. Why would someone pay $400 something for mine used, no matter what I paid for it, when they can buy a brand new one for $499, or $599 ? That would seem to me why the prices have dropped. (Mine is not for sale, I'm just hypothetically speaking).

Adorama has or had refurbished units listed for $599 on Ebay this morning. At $400 that is 33% savings and folks would jump on that in a heart beat.


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Nov 28, 2014 17:02 |  #30

The ads that splash across my screen constantly advertise that lens for $499. I've never clicked on them though, so I don't know who the seller is. But now that you mention Adorama this morning that had the 24-105 for $599, that does seem to ring a bell. Yet I've since gone back to Adorama's site and can't find any trace. Nor can I find any record on CPW's website, which has been fairly good about chronicling all the good deals out there, Dead or Live.




  
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