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Oct 13, 2012 09:21 |  #31

Thanks for the review! I love reading things like this because like most canon shooters who don't have that 70-200mm II, we all want one!

i don't want to spend over $2k when i have my 100-400mm that i use alll the time, so if i can pick up a II for under $1800 in great condition i would consider it, especially if i can sell my 135mm that i rarely use


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Oct 14, 2012 10:59 as a reply to  @ post 14764278 |  #32

I just proves what I have always said, Bad reviews are more powerful have more equity than a good review.
This world has gone negative.




  
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Oct 18, 2012 21:33 |  #33

I got a great deal on my 100ZE from lensrentals. It was cheaper and is great condition. I would recommend them and would buy from them again in the future as soon as I can find some extra money.


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Oct 18, 2012 21:50 |  #34

I think it's great that they are giving excellent service, but for me to buy a lens from a rental, it would have to be pretty cheap. After all, all of their lenses are "raked" over the coals by many photographers. It's like buying the village bicycle; "everyone's had a ride".


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Oct 18, 2012 22:00 |  #35

That may or may not be true. I treat rental items VERY well out of fear of getting a bill from the rental place for the repair of any damage. This happened to a friend of mine and the rental place charged her $200 to fix the item. Ever since her experience, I have been even more careful with stuff that doesn't belong to me. It is my hope that others would treat expensive glass with respect as well.
They also gave me a three day inspection period to try out my purchase.


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Oct 18, 2012 22:06 |  #36

^Never rent a lens or camera before, but I had to rent a car few times.
And I push the rental cars as hard as I could to test the cars capability, which I will never try on my own car ;)


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Oct 19, 2012 01:16 |  #37

I suspect the constant shipping puts a lot more wear on the lens than the photographers.




  
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Oct 19, 2012 05:28 |  #38

Wow to the people complaining that they sent him a broken lens.. Stuff gets damaged in shipping, its not a new thing, They could have fully tested the bloody thing (and likely did) only for it to get jostled a little too much in shipping and throw it off, Or the thing was just on its last legs and they had no way of knowing...

The thing isnt that there was a problem.... The thing is how they handled the problem, in this case simply sending him a different copy...


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