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kennephoto

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Canon 300 2.8 and 500 4.5 used help
« on: March 19, 2013, 10:26:36 AM »
Hello all there these two older lenses that popped back up on Craigslist again that I saw back in late January and February. Are the prices right for these lenses? I'm sure both are just great to have but is there a reason not to buy them? Thanks for your input.


300mm
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/pho/3687536373.html     

500mm
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/pho/3687533176.html
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Canon 300 2.8 and 500 4.5 used help
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Re: Canon 300 2.8 and 500 4.5 used help
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 10:35:12 AM »
The prices are reasonable. But you'd be spending a lot of money on a gamble. Both of those lenses are electronic manual focus lenses (focus-by-wire like the 85L).  That means if the AF motor goes out, the lens cannot be focused. Canon no longer services those lenses nor produces parts for them.  Personally, it's a risk I wouldn't take.
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Re: Canon 300 2.8 and 500 4.5 used help
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 10:49:20 AM »
So basically if that happens I just have an expensive decoration?
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Re: Canon 300 2.8 and 500 4.5 used help
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 10:51:43 AM »
Club, paperweight, hat stand, take your pick.

It's possible local shops can repair them, but not very likely IMO, due to lack of parts.
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Re: Canon 300 2.8 and 500 4.5 used help
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 11:08:23 AM »
Ha, well thanks for your opinion guess I can start saving or wait till the guy wants to let them go for less so if they do die it won't be such a loss.
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Re: Canon 300 2.8 and 500 4.5 used help
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 11:08:23 AM »