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Jun 04, 2017 08:53 |  #1

Looking to pickup a 70-200 f/2.8 IS II USM. A while back I took advantage of some Canon deals to pickup refurb bodies. Any deals?

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Jun 04, 2017 09:22 |  #2

Have you done the basic checks yourself? See https://shop.usa.canon​.com …lashes/refurbis​hed-lenses (external link).

B&H at https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …ses/ci/18979/N/​4112501918 (external link) and Adorama at https://www.adorama.co​m …?sel=FilterBy_r​efurbished (external link).

Also, check the availability of the independents people, like Sigma at https://www.sigmaphoto​.com/sigma-outlet/shop-lenses (external link).




  
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Jun 04, 2017 21:43 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #3

Yes I did.

Canon has been out of stock for a while.

Adorama has a used one, but not comfortable buying anything with their good rating

"Barrel appears to have been used heavily, showing multiple dings, scrapes/scratches, heavy brassing. Lens glass may have fungus, excessive dust, and/or scratches that can affect picture quality."


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Jun 04, 2017 22:21 |  #4

Hey Wcstory my suggestion is to go USED before going refurbished you pay about the same I just don't like refurbished stuff..


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Jun 05, 2017 00:47 |  #5

What's not to like? If you buy refurb from Canon directly (or one of their authorized dealers) you get a lens that's guaranteed to work, comes with any original accessories, and has the same warranty as a new lens. All of my refurbished gear has looked brand new with not a scratch. You can get some pretty good deals especially with their extra 10% off or so sales throughout the year. The only difference I've found is that it doesn't come in a pretty box. Big deal. If it's that big of a deal, buy an OEM box from eBay for $10.

It's personal preference, but I'd much rather buy refurb than take a chance on a used item if the price is the same.

As far as finding refurbs. If you're not in a hurry to get the lens you can set up an alert on http://www.CanonPriceW​atch.com (external link) and you'll get an alert when it comes in stock. The 70-200 II tends to sell out pretty quickly once they're in stock, so the alert really helps to grab one especially if there's an additional sale code.


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Jun 05, 2017 06:22 |  #6

Review this thread (https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=18350753) for a pretty positive experience on an eBay new lens purchase. Then check the sellers link at http://www.ebay.com …06efd3:g:bWgAAO​SwOgdYpEN- (external link) where the lens you want is for sale. I don't have any feel if the price of US$1768 is good or bad.

Explore the options from other vendors as well, http://www.ebay.com …26sd%3D26246322​1715&rt=nc (external link) for instance at $1720.

Note these do not have a Canon Warranty but the vendor usually supplies return privileges and a 3rd party warranty.




  
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