85mm: Which one to buy used now to hold value for resale when RF comes out?

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rhett_rick New Member • Posts: 13
85mm: Which one to buy used now to hold value for resale when RF comes out?
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I'm a new EOS R owner and loving the camera so far. I'm finding myself craving an 85mm lens for it already and since I'm new to Canon, I don't have a lens portfolio to choose from. I have the Canon adapter so I can use EF lenses no problem, but I don't want to do so long-term knowing there's likely an RF 85mm in the pipeline before too long.

I'm debating the following:

  • Do I purchase a used 85mm f1.2 locally from a Craiglist seller for around $1k and use it until the RF version comes out sometime in 2019 or 2020?
  • Or do I buy a new specimen of the 85mm f1.4 IS and take the depreciation hit selling that when I inevitably get the RF version? I haven't seen any used samples of this lens floating around at enough of a discount to make it make sense...even on eBay they're going for around $1400. 
  • If resale value is the key parameter on this purchase, which high-quality fast EF-mount 85mm should I be looking at? 

Thanks!

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