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jasperk99
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Apr 18, 2012 16:04 |  #1

I am looking to purchase this lens; buying brand new from J&R or B&H seem the most expensive options as there seem to be so many on ebay. What is the right price range right now given how the market seems to be saturated with these lens right now?


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Apr 18, 2012 16:07 |  #2

Check out the classifieds section here or on FM. Many folks buy the 5D2 or 5D3 kits and try to sell the lens to re-coup some of the cost.


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Apr 18, 2012 16:08 |  #3

Buy used here on POTN.


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Apr 18, 2012 16:48 |  #4

amazon!!!


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Apr 18, 2012 17:04 |  #5

pkilla wrote in post #14288559 (external link)
amazon!!!

Why that is better than B&H. You not going to get any cheaper. And new is like $1000 plus isn't it. You can pick almost brand new for $800 here.


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Apr 18, 2012 17:14 |  #6

jasperk99 wrote in post #14288291 (external link)
I am looking to purchase this lens; buying brand new from J&R or B&H seem the most expensive options as there seem to be so many on ebay. What is the right price range right now given how the market seems to be saturated with these lens right now?

Definitely here at POTN, Craigslist or somewhere similar. You can get even a brand new from 5 II/III kit, still under warranty, at substantial discount (don't forget to ask for a copy of the receipt for warranty purposes). Buying this lens new from B&H, J&R, etc.. is just waste of money in my opinion.




  
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Apr 18, 2012 17:18 |  #7

Just bought mine from a guy selling his outta a 5D3 kit.. White box w all accessories. Got it for $869.
Keep an eye on ebay, look for the buy it now deals usually there is a "or best offer", try to work a deal.


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Apr 18, 2012 17:37 |  #8

Find someone who's buying a new 5D2 or 5D3 and split the kit...:) $800 is a great deal for a 24-105...


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Apr 18, 2012 18:18 |  #9

There are a ton on these boards ranging from brand new to a few years old. Finding them for between $800 and $850 is not uncommon.


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Apr 18, 2012 18:28 as a reply to  @ duane0524's post |  #10

don't forget to ask for a copy of the receipt for warranty purposes

Canon's warranty does not cover resales, only original purchasers and gift recipients. Check out their web site.


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Apr 18, 2012 18:50 |  #11

Found a new one on CL for 850!


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Apr 18, 2012 18:53 |  #12

paddler4 wrote in post #14288992 (external link)
Canon's warranty does not cover resales, only original purchasers and gift recipients. Check out their web site.

They do not usually worry about the name, just date. Technically you are correct, but in practice, they will fix it as long as the date is within a year


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L, Canon 85 f/1.2L II, Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, Canon 500 f/4L IS
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Apr 18, 2012 21:20 |  #13

Picked up one locally for $850 - new in the box from a 5Dmk3 upgrader.


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Apr 18, 2012 22:27 |  #14

Buying a refurb from Canon is also an option, esp. during one of their sales. My 24-105L was like new, a bit over $800 including tax.


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Apr 18, 2012 23:24 |  #15

jrbdmb wrote in post #14290217 (external link)
Buying a refurb from Canon is also an option, esp. during one of their sales. My 24-105L was like new, a bit over $800 including tax.

+1 for this...I've ended up with some good deals through Canon refurb. The loyalty program also helps a bunch for bodies.


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