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Mar 14, 2010 00:02 |  #1

Just a sanity check for me really, but is $970 shipped reasonable for this lens with a B+W UV filter included? Date code is UU and lens is used, but has all the box contents. Thanks in advance!




  
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Mar 14, 2010 00:03 |  #2

Good price.


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Mar 14, 2010 00:04 |  #3

mikekelley wrote in post #9792311 (external link)
Good price.

Is it worth stretching one's budget this one time? If I get this, I"ll have to sell my kit lens and the newly bought 28-135mm lens to help pay for it, but everyone has great things to say about this lens.




  
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Mar 14, 2010 00:05 |  #4

If it's in great condition, I'd say go for it, but I'm going to have to recommend a 17-55 over the 24-70 for a T2i. Many people find that a much more useful range on a crop body.


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Mar 14, 2010 00:06 |  #5

mikekelley wrote in post #9792321 (external link)
If it's in great condition, I'd say go for it, but I'm going to have to recommend a 17-55 over the 24-70 for a T2i. Many people find that a much more useful range on a crop body.

Ah....so I guess it's not really a "don't let this deal go" kind of price :)




  
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Mar 14, 2010 00:35 |  #6

It depends...do you know if it's in tip-top shape ?. If it needs any adjustment you're going to pay more for calibration around $250.


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Mar 14, 2010 00:40 |  #7

I got mine for 900$ so its not a nutty deal. Deals come and go, just be patient and buy what you want.


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Mar 14, 2010 00:51 |  #8

Merlyn3D wrote in post #9792315 (external link)
Is it worth stretching one's budget this one time? If I get this, I"ll have to sell my kit lens and the newly bought 28-135mm lens to help pay for it, but everyone has great things to say about this lens.

Once you get it there's no need for either lens. Go for it.


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Mar 14, 2010 01:16 |  #9

maverick678 wrote in post #9792454 (external link)
It depends...do you know if it's in tip-top shape ?. If it needs any adjustment you're going to pay more for calibration around $250.

The listing says it's in mint condition, but I dunno. Plus I just received my 28-135mm IS USM today. It's so tempting.

@mikeassk, $900? That's pretty slick? Did you get that on the forums?

@vascilli, won't miss the 17mm of the kit or the 135mm of the latter lens? I have a T2i, which is a 1.6x crop.




  
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Mar 14, 2010 04:22 |  #10

Depends on your shooting style. The image quality will blow the other lenses away, though.


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Mar 14, 2010 08:02 |  #11

Good price, especially with a B&W UV filter. Its a top lens for photojournalists. Nice piece of glass.


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Mar 14, 2010 08:33 |  #12

They just about always sell for around $1100 on this forum, and it usually doesn't take long at all for someone to snap them up at that price.

I'd say go for it if you are happy with the focal range (38-112mm on crop).


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Mar 14, 2010 09:08 |  #13

Merlyn, you mentioned that you would need to sell a newly arrived lens in order to finance the 24-75. That seems kind of painful to me. You should at least consider getting the Tamron competitor to Cannon's 24-75 which is the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8. It runs around $460 and comes with a six year warranty and a lens hood.

Naturally, you may wonder if the image quality of a + $1,000 lens is as good as a $460 lens. The short answer is: "equal or slightly better". It has to make you wonder doesn't it? I have a nice sample photo of what the Tamron 28-75 can do and the sample photo in turn has a link to a lens review technical article. Look here if you get a moment.

http://www.pbase.com/g​oodlistener/image/1195​98300 (external link)

Good luck and keep on shooting.




  
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Mar 14, 2010 09:36 |  #14

The difference in the Tamaron vs. Canon is not so much the quality it produces. It has everything to do w/ the Tamaron can't focus near as fast. I have used both. In addition, the Canon is much better build quality but heavier.

The 24-70 Is an amazing lens. If you are wanting something wider than the 17-55 is probably better for you. However, I used to use the 24-70 on my Rebel and still loved the pictures it produced.

As people hasve stated you can sometimes land a deal, and anything under 1000 bucks IMO would be a deal. And if you have to sell your other lens to justify the cost of this lens you are losing nothing. The kit lens is not that good and the 28-135 is not really an indoor lens. Good luck w/ whatever you decide.




  
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