Buy a used lens?

Started Feb 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Gelbvieh
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Re: Buy a used lens?
In reply to skanter, Feb 10, 2013

I brought my 17-55mm f/2.8 and 300mm L IS f/4 both second hand through the NZ equilvalent of ebay.  My lens were both as described and work just fine.  I'd endorse the comments of another poster and make sure you only buy from someone with really good feedback.  The other thing you need to do is ask lots of questions about the lens and its condition and how long the current owner has had it.  Also ask for photos of the actual lens and photos taken by the lens and a couple of different apertures, focal lengths. Any concerns, mixed messages, no answer leave well alone.

Given my experience I would buy second hand again.

Good luck shopping. Gelbvieh.

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