Canon 24-105 old lens value?

Started Apr 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
KWEnz
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In reply to barshnik, Apr 14, 2012

barshnik wrote:

Never mind, figured it out. My date code indicates 2005. Any potential issues with one of that age?

It doesn't appear to be widely reported but there have been issues with the 24 - 105mm lens, often first appearing when they are about three years old. Have a look at these web pages for further descriptions:

http://seubertphoto.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/canon-error-01-message/

http://www.cinema5d.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16372#p111652

The problem is repairable by Canon, so it shouldn't stop you going ahead with the purchase if it is a good deal. The 24 - 105 is a nice lens so I hope the above doesn't scare you off.

All the best.

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