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Oct 22, 2010 23:27 |  #1

WARNING!!!: The following pictures are not for the faint of heart...

My coworker is selling his Canon 17-40L. The lens has been dropped and the front face plate element has broken off. There is also some chipping off the front rim of the lens. The glass and the rest of the body is in near flawless condition. It still takes fine pictures with no noticeable loss in IQ. He's looking to get $500 for it, but I don't believe he'll get near the asking price after seeing these images. You tell me what you think the glass is worth and how much you think it will take to get fixed.


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Oct 22, 2010 23:28 |  #2

That could be fixed in no time at all, hopefully someone will see his ad and realize they can do something with it


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Oct 22, 2010 23:31 |  #3

I'd just pull that whole front ring off and use it as is - but not for a measly $100 off normal used price.


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Oct 22, 2010 23:35 |  #4

I thought about it being a quick fix, but the clips on the ring element are not broken, so I'm thinking that where ever they clip to underneath the glass is broken somehow. Putting a filter on it is fine, but the lift on the front element does not allow the full focal range with a filter on.


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Oct 22, 2010 23:55 as a reply to  @ alpharon's post |  #5

I see perfectly fine copies of 17-40mm for $5xx in "For Sale" section a lot. My guess is ~$200 repair quote from Canon, so even getting $300 for it would be a pretty good deal.


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Oct 23, 2010 04:04 |  #6

You call that "not for the faint of heart"? http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/83728​8 (external link) your coworker will have to try harder than that to make it on to my list. :lol:


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Oct 23, 2010 05:49 |  #7

lolz @ 500.

I've seen beautiful copies go for $40-50 more...

Personally, even AFTER it's been fixed, I wouldn't touch it with a 10-foot monopod...but 500...get real.


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Oct 23, 2010 10:48 |  #8

Yeah, I wouldn't touch it for $500. I'd offer $300 tops.


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Oct 23, 2010 11:01 |  #9

I'm with the others... And I see you're in Southern Cal. I watch the OC and San Diego Craigs List all the time, and there are always good 17-40s in the $600 range. I don't think $500 is realistic... But, you never know.

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Oct 23, 2010 16:41 |  #10

yeah i'm going 250, 300 tops here.


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Oct 23, 2010 19:13 as a reply to  @ mikekelley's post |  #11

also probably needs to be readjusted or calibrated since it took a fall...




  
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Oct 23, 2010 19:32 |  #12

Kolor-Pikker wrote in post #11149288 (external link)
You call that "not for the faint of heart"? http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/83728​8 (external link) your coworker will have to try harder than that to make it on to my list. :lol:

ouch..just ouch

-edit- HEY WAIT A MINUTE, I'm on that list! XD


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