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What is the best lens deal you ever got?

 
mrkgoo
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Mar 20, 2010 13:27 |  #271

Not a lens, but at a garage sale I got a manfrotto tripod and head for $10.

It was stolen from my car and insurance asked me what a new one cost - and gave me $6-800for it to spend at a camera store.




  
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Mar 20, 2010 13:29 |  #272

BucketMan wrote in post #9834271 (external link)
I don't want to brag, but I feel this is a great place to post this.

I bought a used 70-200 2.8 L IS for $950 from CL. Turns out it was stolen, so the police took it. In return I got a few thousand best friends on POTN and a donated 70-200 2.8 L IS Mark II.

Yeah...pretty awesome.

Signed,

The luckiest guy in the world.

Thanks to all again.

Nice that it worked out, and I love to see reward go to those who did the right thing.

Who donated the lens in the end?




  
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Mar 20, 2010 13:55 |  #273

After being outbid on Ebay four times for the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8...some used and some new...I got a brand new one for $450 about 3 weeks ago. :) The 4 Ebay lenses I bid on went for $600-$650+. Crazy.


Canon EOS Rebel XTi--Canon Nifty-Fifty--Canon 70-200 F/4L IS--Tokina 11-16 F/2.8--Canon 430EXii--Manfrotto Tripod

  
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Mar 20, 2010 15:07 |  #274

My EF100-400. I bought it used, only a few months old in perfect condition, still in warranty at half price and found the first owner had never registered the lens or applied for the cash-back. As far as Canon were concerned I was the first owner, so I got the cash-back as well.

I was very concerned about why it had been rejected, so tested it to within an inch of its life, it's fine!


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Mar 20, 2010 18:05 as a reply to  @ Lowner's post |  #275

Canon 28-135 IS USM for $200 on Ebay


1d mark iii, Gripped 60d, Gripped Rebel XSI 450D, Tamron 17-50 2.8, Canon 70-200f4 L,Canon 24-105 f4 L, Canon 17-40f4 L, Canon 100-300 f5.6L, Tamron 150-600, Speedlite 550ex, Speedlite 420ex , Speedlite 380ex,Velbon Victory 451

  
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beatdownvictim
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Mar 20, 2010 18:09 |  #276

Canon 300mm f/2.8 NON IS - $650 (hell YAH!)
Canon 17-35mm F/2.8 - $70 (had a broken AF switch on it - still worked perfectly, ring USM and a/f worked)
Canon 80-200mm Drainpipe - $350
Tokina 11-16mm - $350




  
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Mar 21, 2010 04:01 |  #277

I got a Tamron 1.4x SP AF teleconverter for $90 used from Adorama. It was listed as VG, but was perfect except for someone's initials on the inside of the caps, and a small paint chip.


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Mar 21, 2010 05:26 |  #278

The 85L II for 1700euro. I'd still buy it even if it was 3000




  
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Mar 21, 2010 06:54 |  #279

These were all bought new

70-200 f/4 IS w/Canon instant rebate, shop.com 10% coupon ended up being $895 through Adorama now $1210 @ B&H.
Zeiss 21mm Distagon, before the price increase with a 8% Bing cashback - $792, now $1004 at B&H.
Zeiss 35mm Distagon, before the price increase with a 10% Bing cashback - $1459.4, now $1732 at B&H.
Canon 5D bought early April 2006 (was out for < 6 months). $200 coupon from OneCall, $100 rebate (I think) from Canon. Ended up being $2670.



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Mar 21, 2010 06:59 as a reply to  @ tsdevine's post |  #280

Canon 15mm fisheye for $175 on craigslist. It was in like new condition.


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Mar 21, 2010 07:07 |  #281

80-200mm f2.8 L with hard case, Hoya SHMC filter in $75.


I know more about gear than I know about photography :p
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Mar 21, 2010 07:12 as a reply to  @ alpha_1976's post |  #282

Well, just found an old manual focus Olympus OM 24mm 2.8, among a lot of old (useless) photography gear i got from my dad (for free). Apparently this old lens is a bit of a gem, so now I'm waiting anxiously for my adapter to put it on my new 5D2.


I know, I really don't need that lens

  
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Mar 21, 2010 10:26 |  #283

Picked up a Canon 28mm 1.8 for 125 cdn on a local sell forum. I was expecting a beater, but it turned out to be mint!


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5D-20D-7D gripped- all canon-28MM 1.8 - 50MM 1.8 -17-40 L -100MM 2.8 macro -70-200MM L F4- 100-40MM L -1X4 teleconverter-Sigma 20-40MM 2.8:D 580 EX 11 flash- manfrotto tripods and monopods.

  
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Mar 21, 2010 23:51 as a reply to  @ jack lumber's post |  #284

Picked up a used Minolta 101 with three lenses and filters in like new condition from a retired gentleman on craigs list for $50 who was getting rid of some of his gear. One of the lenses turned out to be a Rokkor 35mm f1:1.8 which I sold for $250.


Body, Lenses, Flash, stuffed into a Tank.

  
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Matatazela
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Mar 22, 2010 00:17 |  #285

Best deal I ever got on a lens was when I sold my 75-300 f/4.5-5.6 III for about $30.... I can't say the same for the buyer though!


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