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Re: Any difference bw used and new 24-105mm lens?
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2013, 03:03:04 AM »
Sell both and get 24-70 f2.8 II


The OP's question was 'any difference between used and new 24-105'.  ;)


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Re: Any difference bw used and new 24-105mm lens?
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Re: Any difference bw used and new 24-105mm lens?
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2013, 03:32:59 AM »
As reported (by me) here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12463.0
as well as in this: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3365069,

there was / is  a bunch of 24-105 manufactured during 2012 that had a faulty board that played tricks to the lens IS.

Before deciding to keep one or the other, make some test to the new one as described on those threads.

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Re: Any difference bw used and new 24-105mm lens?
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2013, 05:45:49 PM »
Hello, I do not want to create new thread, so decided to post here. Just few days ago I received new 6D + 24-105mm f4, but I was surprised that "Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS" lens hood (EW-83H) actually little bit loose when it attached to lenses and its annoying a lot... Even when I hold and move camera just little I can hear how it wobble little bit :/ With new lenses and hood, which are note worn should not be like this I think. Maybe you can suggest something and maybe somebody experienced the same?

Thank you for your time,
Denis
I'd ask Canon for a replacement hood.  It should not do that!  Call or e-mail customer service and see if you can exchange it.
 
Having worked with plastic molding a lot, it is common for shrinkage or warping to happen if temperatures and timing are not perfect.
 
QA should catch it if it happens to a batch, but sometimes just one part can have a issue.
 
I'm not in love with the hood designs on the newer lenses, but mine are all solid.
Thanks for advise.  I'm also curious about if barrel should be loose little bit when lens extended / zoom in completely, or it should be stiff 100%. I mean end of the lens wobbly just a little (my tamron 17-50 and tamron 70-300 zoom lenses also have that and even little bit more). Maybe I'm little bit too much paranoid right now, and expect even too much from L series lenses, but thats just because if something wrong I can request not only to change lens hood but lens also.

Thank you for your time,
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Re: Any difference bw used and new 24-105mm lens?
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2013, 10:43:26 PM »
You definitely should keep the new lens.

Mine 24-105mm failed last year. It came with the 5DmarkI and was working fine for nearly 5 years till it went down due to a broken flexible circuit board. I sent it in for service what cost me 150 € to fix it.
In parallel I bought a new 24-105mm and sold the old repaired one for 75% of the market price on ebay.

So my confidence in that lens is not that big, as I didn' used it under harsh conditions for appr. 20.000 shots. Also the zoom ring runs too smoothly after all the years, causing the lens to zoom "automatically" when shooting in a downward direction.

If your lens is in a good shape and it's an "L", you usually should get a decent price for it on ebay, no matter how old the lens is.


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Re: Any difference bw used and new 24-105mm lens?
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2013, 11:53:51 PM »
Put both up for sale at the price point you want, and see which sells faster.  The demand for the 24-105 isn't incredibly high because of all the kits that are separated and it has been out for quite a long time.  Some people will want something new and are willing to pay a premium for it... so let them... some people want a bargain and are willing to take a gamble on it... so let them. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: Any difference bw used and new 24-105mm lens?
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2013, 12:26:26 AM »
I'm in the exact same situation. got the 24-105 3 years ago and have a new 24-105 which came with my 5DM3 kit.  let me know what you end up doing.
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Re: Any difference bw used and new 24-105mm lens?
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2013, 10:26:12 AM »
a long time ago I had a new and used 55-250mm.   the used one sold first and the price difference between the two was  ten bucks.   Again,  put both up for sale and see which one goes first.   let  the market make your decision for you.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: Any difference bw used and new 24-105mm lens?
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2013, 10:26:12 AM »