Price dropping.

Started Jul 28, 2012 | Discussions
itsDing
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Price dropping.
Jul 28, 2012

ls the used price of 35mm f2 lenses dropping with the new 40mm f2.8 coming onto the market? Hong traders are selling the 40mm for about £140 thats cheaper than the used prices on ebay for a 35mm f2. Its also much cheaper than a new one.

Peter Galbavy
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In reply to itsDing, Jul 30, 2012

An f/2 lens is a little different from an f/2.8 - even ignoring the focal length difference.

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Steve Balcombe
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In reply to Peter Galbavy, Jul 30, 2012

Peter Galbavy wrote:

An f/2 lens is a little different from an f/2.8 - even ignoring the focal length difference.

There are other differences too, but the point is that both compete for the same buyers, to some extent.

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itsDing
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In reply to Steve Balcombe, Jul 30, 2012

l never shoot wider than 2.8 with my 35 f2, so no difference for me. The price is what interests me, a new 40 STM is cheaper than a used 35 f2. Looks a good lens, people will go for it. Will the price of a used 35 f2 come down as a result? l certainly think so.

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itsDing
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In reply to itsDing, Jul 30, 2012

l cant see Canon bringing out a replacement for the 35 f2 now with the 40mm 2.8 STM being released, its a very old design. Perhaps the 40 f2.8 STM is the replacement?????

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Howard S
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In reply to itsDing, Jul 30, 2012

they are selling at that price for a good reason

http://www.canon.com.hk/en/product/catalog/productItemDetails.do?prrfnbr=200340

Plus we are a free port and have no sales tax

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