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Swap a 17-40mm 4.0 L for my Crop 17-55mm 2.8 ??

 
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Oct 16, 2013 04:22 |  #1

I have just upgraded to FF..
would it be worth a Swap of a Theirs 17-40mm 4.0 L for my Crop 17-55mm 2.8 ??
I am thinking I can also use the 17-40 on my Crop if need be.. (the 60D is of course my 2nd Body)
What would you do??


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Oct 16, 2013 12:25 |  #2

The 17-55 is worth $100-200 more than the 17-40L on the used market. They should add cash to the deal, or you're getting screwed.


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Oct 16, 2013 12:33 |  #3

I would. The 17-40 can do double duty as a great UWA and a decent normal zoom where the 17-55 can't even be used on the camera you're likely going to be using more often. Two different format cameras is a great way to extend the usefullness of your lenses.

But, I agree with the comments about making sure you get some cash on top of the 17-40.


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Oct 16, 2013 13:44 |  #4

Thanks for the advise guys.. :-)


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Oct 16, 2013 13:52 |  #5

If I remember correctly the used prices on the 17-55 2.8 are bit higher than the those of the 17-40 so you might want to ask for a bit of cash to even up the deal. The idea of the trade is sound, but you are giving up more value.




  
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Oct 16, 2013 14:19 |  #6

I would ask for $100 and swap


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Oct 16, 2013 20:04 |  #7

carpenter wrote in post #16376054 (external link)
I would ask for $100 and swap

Yep +1


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Oct 16, 2013 23:34 |  #8

The guy was a chancer .. Tried to do a 1 for 1 and generally was a complete D1ck anyway so I sent him packing !!


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