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Feb 15, 2012 05:26 |  #1

This is just a hypothetical question , I've bought and waiting for a new 16-35 mark ii version but was looking at Mark i's and came across this on Ebay

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The poor lens looks like its been through a good beating you can definitely class it as 'Well Used', for me it looks a little too beat up to pay nearly £500 for, what about you?


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Feb 15, 2012 05:32 |  #2

I don't know UK pricing, so I cannot evaluate that.

I bought my 100-400L in pretty rough cosmetic shape. The paint is heavily worn from all the sharp corners. The lens is also very sharp, which I confimed through sample images before I bought it. To me the images from the lens mattered more than the status of the paint.


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Feb 15, 2012 05:37 |  #3

It's just shy of $750 US(xe rates) and looks as if it would get a BGN rating at KEH which has one at $999 at the moment. The ad states a 7 day return policy with the buyer paying for shipping so if I were in the market for one, sure, I'd give it a go. All you would be out is shipping costs if it doesn't work out, and if it does work out it's a hell of a nice price.


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Feb 15, 2012 05:37 |  #4

JeffreyG wrote in post #13900952 (external link)
I don't know UK pricing, so I cannot evaluate that.

I bought my 100-400L in pretty rough cosmetic shape. The paint is heavily worn from all the sharp corners. The lens is also very sharp, which I confimed through sample images before I bought it. To me the images from the lens mattered more than the status of the paint.

Yeah I get what you're saying, If I could test it maybe..

The price grabbed me in , but scrolling down seeing the images and the fact filters only screw halway put me off

That price probably evaluates to $746.469


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Feb 15, 2012 05:39 |  #5

20DNewbie wrote in post #13900957 (external link)
It's just shy of $750 US(xe rates) and looks as if it would get a BGN rating at KEH which has one at $999 at the moment. The ad states a 7 day return policy with the buyer paying for shipping so if I were in the market for one, sure, I'd give it a go. All you would be out is shipping costs if it doesn't work out, and if it does work out it's a hell of a nice price.

Yes , like mentioned price was good.. if it was local I'd have had a test but Ebay is another story

I'm still glad i bought the Mark ii new instead..:)


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Feb 15, 2012 05:49 |  #6

I buy no AF lens for that price.
But for MF lenses I like to buy lenses that are "well used" or with fungus, or water damage - to have someting to tinker :-) And sometimes I buy such things for much money, if they are well under normal prices.


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Feb 15, 2012 05:49 |  #7

I wouldn't buy it. If the front element, the filter threads and the "flange" near the mount had been ok I'd considered it. I can live with flaked paint, probably could fix it too.


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Feb 15, 2012 05:52 |  #8

Personally I would not unless I absolutely needed it quickly and couldn't afford full price. The dinks and scuffs on the bodywork wouldn't worry me so much but as the front element is pretty scuffed too I would leave it alone.


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Feb 15, 2012 05:59 |  #9

No way. That lens has clearly been dropped at least once, no telling what internal damage it may have sustained or how it was repaired if at all and by whom.


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Feb 15, 2012 06:16 |  #10

...and no hood.

Really, the measure is function and you have no access to that.


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Feb 15, 2012 07:12 |  #11

how could it get that abraded and dented, looks like it hit road and was rebuilt


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Feb 15, 2012 07:18 |  #12

Looks like it has lived in a PJ's bag through Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Hood got shot off back in Faluja. Probably works fine. :D


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Feb 15, 2012 07:20 |  #13

Filter ring is bent and that massive scrape down one side = dropped at least once. I wouldn't.


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Feb 15, 2012 07:39 |  #14

I don't think anyone was doubting it has been dropped, haha.

No way I wouldn't for that price. The number of marks on the front element (combined with no hood unless you buy one) will be flaring hell. The main factor that would give it any value would be if it were still sharp after all those knocks and if the AF and zoom operated well (enough), so without being able to confirm that the value to me would be approaching a "this could be throw away" figure.




  
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Feb 15, 2012 08:10 |  #15

Sounds like a great deal to me, I'd pick it up if that were in the states.




  
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