Buying second-hand lenses

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Questions thread
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Buying second-hand lenses
Jan 23, 2013

In the past I've recommended people look at buying second-hand from dealers as a way of saving some cash and taking advantage of resale where others have traded up. I'm about to do that now, looking for something like an L 70-200 F4 and a short zoom like the Canon 10-22 or similar.

I've googled and found this set of recommended checks - - but wonder if there are any other checks I should consider. Like taking some test shots and reviewing them on an iPad/Laptop to look for any distortions etc.

Any thoughts?


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