Buying Used Lenses

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MauiSundog
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Buying Used Lenses
Mar 17, 2012

Hello!

I've never purchased a used lens before and would love a little advice. Should I expect used lenses purchased from Amazon or B&H to come with front and back lens caps, or only expect it if they are listed in additional comments for quality like the lens hood is.

What quality level would you usually not purchase below? Certainly I'd skip low quality, but what about something in the 85-90% good range? Are the lenses likely to still be optically great?

How about used lens filters? Do they tend to come scratched on the glass or just wear marks on the ring? I'll be getting a polarizing filter for water/clouds and some sort of UV or Neutral filter for windy days on the beach.

Thank you much!

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