Would you buy a used lens?

13 years 2 months ago #37186 by pics cool
Would you buy a used lens?


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13 years 2 months ago #37187 by G edge
If the price was good, if the lens sounded good yes I would.


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13 years 2 months ago #37223 by Screamin Scott
I've bought quite a few used lenses on eBay, Craigslist, KEH, Adorama, et al....as long as you know what to look for & ask questions of the seller, there's seldom problems. If a seller professes to know nothing about lenses, be cautious & ask for photos...

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13 years 2 months ago #37226 by Nod
Just like Scott, I've bought from all of those places, never had a problem.


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13 years 2 months ago #37252 by Yasko
Not autofocus ones, unless it's someone I know that babies their gear.

I get manual lenses quite a bit though, online, craigslist, pawnshops, ebay (occasionally).


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13 years 2 months ago #37404 by Rob pix4u2
I buy used lenses from reputable dealers and have some gems to show for it like my 300mm F4 that I shoot hockey with

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13 years 2 months ago #37406 by chasrich
I buy mostly used or refurbished by OEM.

“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light, I just make pictures… ” ~ Vernon Trent
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13 years 2 months ago #37410 by Karl Wertanen
Everything i own is used.... and have had most of it since 1995.
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13 years 2 months ago #37415 by Savvas Proestos
You can always find good deals on ebay if you look for some time. I got my Canon 70-200 for a pretty sweet price and it's working like a charm!


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13 years 2 months ago #37416 by effron

pics cool wrote: Would you buy a used lens?


It has to be a good deal. If I were to only save $200.00 on a $2,000 lens, I would buy new.....B)

Why so serious?
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13 years 2 months ago #37710 by Alex
I have bought a couple used lenses (LN) from KEH and these came to me in like new condition!

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13 years 2 months ago #37743 by Stealthy Ninja
I would, if it was in good condition and a lot cheaper than new.

BUT I've noticed that in HK you can get a grey market lens for about the same price if not cheaper than a 2nd hand lens.

So... yeh probably not.

All my lenses have been bought new with warranty.
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13 years 2 months ago #37746 by Yasko
I've been wanting to get a 16-28mm tokina FX for a little while now. Have you seen any in HK? How much, if you have...?


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13 years 2 months ago #39168 by Moossmann
To save a few bucks? Sure!


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13 years 2 months ago #39186 by Zafonia
I buy used, I havent had any issues yet. I just bought Vivitar 35 - 70mm and f4.5 80 - 200mm macro lens for .99 each. They both look good and work great, and if something happens to them I only spent 2.00 not 500.00
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