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600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« on: March 18, 2013, 05:10:43 PM »
Is this a good price for this lens without a scratch on it?

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600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
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Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 05:20:21 PM »
It's a very good price.

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Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 05:23:59 PM »
If you trust the description buy it (and flip it on ebay) for an easy $500-1500

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Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 05:32:49 PM »
It might be too good...
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Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 06:29:34 PM »
It might be too good...
LOL! I'll second that.
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Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 07:05:03 PM »
It might be too good...
LOL! I'll second that.

Me too.
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Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 07:47:14 PM »
It's from a old friend of my Dad's so the source is totally trustworthy. I think I heard she does some Nat Geo photography but that might be hyperbole.

Anyhow she wants lighter lenses (getting older) and is upgrading to the II's. I'm not really looking for a 600 and not looking to spend this much, but I'm wondering if it's a deal I can't pass up?

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2013, 07:55:56 PM »
I think it's a great deal. You should take it.

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Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2013, 08:00:01 PM »
It's from a old friend of my Dad's so the source is totally trustworthy. I think I heard she does some Nat Geo photography but that might be hyperbole.

Anyhow she wants lighter lenses (getting older) and is upgrading to the II's. I'm not really looking for a 600 and not looking to spend this much, but I'm wondering if it's a deal I can't pass up?

If it is a known source with family connection, I guess you should consider it.
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Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2013, 08:21:39 PM »
If you pass on the deal, send it my way.  really good price for great glass.
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Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2013, 08:40:38 PM »
If nothing else, get it, with the stated condition if you flip it you split the profit with her.

You may find that you love the reach out and tickle anyone, but make sure you bring an assistant around to carry it.  Do you have a tripod and head able to hold the weight?
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Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2013, 09:24:47 PM »
Jump on  it if it's within the family and its in the condition said.
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Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2013, 10:25:51 PM »
Yep jump on it.  Used ones from trustworthy sources are close to 7000.00.  For 5K you should get it.  Good investment.  You will also get a good workout hauling it around.

You will also need a very heavy duty tripod and a gimbal head like a wimberly.  Expect to spend around 1K just for those....unless your contact has one too they are willing to sell.

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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2013, 02:29:41 AM »
I paid $6400 cad last year for a very good condition (yeah some scratches but I expected this, but nothing that doesn't add some character! I am so happy! at 5k worth a look!!
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Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2013, 05:44:52 AM »
Yeah I have a tripod and monopod that can handle it (Gitzo + RRS).

I'm just not sure if I'm ready for a lens that big, I've been waiting until retirement to get into the big boys.

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Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2013, 05:44:52 AM »