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What about this Craigslist trade?
« on: April 11, 2013, 10:06:40 AM »
Long ago, my first L lens was an oddity: the 300 f4 L.  Hit with the ladies.  Bought for $400, sold for $720 on eBay.  Missing it dearly (even though I never used it) I found a 300 f4 L IS for $660 on eBay, with a 1 inch mark on the front element. 

Used it for indoor sports (mostly cheerleading) in the university's gym.  But it had few rentals.  So I put it on the chopping block.

Last night I ended up trading my $660 investment for a Sigma 24-70 f2.8 IF HSM and $120.  Not L sharp at f2.8 on the 6D, but I like the color.  Also handles better than the 24-70 L imo.

Good deal or not? Should I sell and add cash for a 28-70 f2.8 L that will have better f2.8 performance AND be more rentable?  Old model or not, renters looooove the red ring!