I saw a post on CL - 85L f1.2 II selling for $1775.
Condition according to seller:
1. Like new in term of funtionality and cosmetic. ( I did saw the pictures from seller, the lens looks new)
2. No dust, B&W filter is included
3. Date code UA(2012)
4. Comes with everything box, foams, etc....original receipt from best buy. Warranty is just expired
5. Reason for selling: seller wants 50L. 85L is little to tight.
I spoke to seller over the phone and we agreed @ $1550 cash.
Question: Would you go for it if all conditions above are true?
Thanks guys...I'll inspect and test out this lens this weekend. I'll keep everyone updated. Hope everything will go smoothly.
Another question: How do you identify refurb lens?
Not really a good way if the guy is clever, but refurbs come in a different box -- not the typical retail box that you are used to. The refurb box is mostly white and doesn't have the typical product markings on it (i.e. generic). You can also look for the warranty card -- new will be the 1 year that you're used to; refurbs have a piece of paper that detail the 90 days.
Thanks Random Orbits for GREAT info.