Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Marketplace & Market Info Market Watch 
Thread started 13 Mar 2016 (Sunday) 18:03
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Used Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS II, no date code, please help

 
jkokbaker
Senior Member
554 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 39
Joined Jul 2008
Location: Bend, OR
Post edited over 5 years ago by jkokbaker.
     
Mar 13, 2016 18:03 |  #1

I am looking at a used Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS II and did not see the date code, is this normal? Is there any way to tell if it is a grey market lens over US? I was told it was bought at a US shop in Portland, OR. I don't really need the lens but the price is so tempting that even if I don't like the lens I can resell and make money, what do you think? I have looked at the lens and it is in perfect condition, no scratches anywhere.


5D IV, Rokinon 14mm, Zeiss 21mm, Rokinon 24mm 1.4, Canon 24-105L, Speedlight 430EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bumpintheroad
Self-inflicted bait
Avatar
1,692 posts
Gallery: 21 photos
Likes: 350
Joined Oct 2013
Location: NJ, USA
     
Mar 13, 2016 18:37 |  #2

This might help you: http://www.the-digital-picture.com …ses/Canon-Lens-Aging.aspx (external link)


-- Mark | Gear | Flickr (external link) | Picasa (external link) | Youtube (external link) | Facebook (external link) | Image editing is okay

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jkokbaker
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
554 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 39
Joined Jul 2008
Location: Bend, OR
     
Mar 13, 2016 19:41 |  #3

Thanks, that helped. I ended up buying the lens, a no lose situation. I will resell if I do not want to keep it.


5D IV, Rokinon 14mm, Zeiss 21mm, Rokinon 24mm 1.4, Canon 24-105L, Speedlight 430EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hang ­ your ­ cross
Senior Member
Avatar
707 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 27
Joined Dec 2013
Location: Kingston, NY
     
Mar 13, 2016 21:24 |  #4

If the lens is perfect why does the date code matter to you?


Some of my feedback

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jkokbaker
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
554 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 39
Joined Jul 2008
Location: Bend, OR
     
Mar 13, 2016 22:35 as a reply to  @ hang your cross's post |  #5

If i was keeping this lens for a long time it personally would not matter to me, I tend to switch up my lenses often. For resale it seems that newer the lens the better value it has to others.


5D IV, Rokinon 14mm, Zeiss 21mm, Rokinon 24mm 1.4, Canon 24-105L, Speedlight 430EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,676 views & 1 like for this thread
Used Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS II, no date code, please help
FORUMS Marketplace & Market Info Market Watch 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is rush1981
573 guests, 216 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.