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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2013, 12:10:34 PM »
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2013, 12:41:21 PM »
I have purchased 10-15 used Canon lenses of CL and search on a regular basis, and I've purchased an 85L II of CL, I paid $1750 and thought that was a good deal.  If it's in good condition $1550 is a great deal, go for it, you'll be able to get at least that out of it even in a couple years if you take care of it.
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2013, 01:39:31 PM »
If the conditions are all true then I would go for it.  I actually bought an 85mm 1.2 II from CL with a B+W filter for $1600 about a month and a half ago.  Just bring you camera, test the lens out, and make sure it functions as it should.  By the way I thought you had tried the lens out a returned it?  It is an amazing lens and I love it. 
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2013, 02:46:20 PM »
$1,550 is a decent price for a used 85L. Another option is to buy from the Canon direct refurb store: http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_10051_275771_-1

They have refurbed 85L's for $1,759 - $125 for the sale they are running...making your grand total $1,634. The advantage of going with the Canon refurb is you get a 90-day warranty and the peace of mind you are getting a like new piece of glass.

You can also get free shipping with this coupon code: DAD613

 tax I'd a killer,  but I do agree they have the best prices on used.   and the condition is quite often flawless.
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2013, 04:43:16 PM »
Get used to paying taxes on all internet purchases starting very soon.

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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2013, 06:32:38 PM »
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?
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2013, 09:40:53 PM »
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.

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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2013, 10:18:28 PM »
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.
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2013, 10:47:50 PM »
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?

Canon says they put a little hole next to the serial number, but I think that is only for bodies.  Every time I have bought a refurb lens, it comes in a white box with molded foam padding on the inside (and we are talking about 10 lenses give or take).  So if he has the original retail box, it is likely it isn't a refurb.
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2013, 10:54:45 PM »
Hey... one quick caveat.  I sell stuff on Craig'slist all the time.  And while I will occasionally set aside something for a customer, I prefer to sell at my price ASAP.  I had a buyer who I chit chat with and he had a used 7D for $750 and he decided on it... and the following day someone made the seller and offer of $850 for the 7D (with 20K actuations) and he took the deal. 

So if you really want it and that's a price you are comfortable with, then you might want to try and set something up for tomorrow afternoon.
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2013, 11:13:53 PM »


Another question: How do you identify refurb lens?

Canon says they put a little hole next to the serial number, but I think that is only for bodies.  Every time I have bought a refurb lens, it comes in a white box with molded foam padding on the inside (and we are talking about 10 lenses give or take).  So if he has the original retail box, it is likely it isn't a refurb.

Thanks jdramirez
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2013, 11:37:56 PM »
I'd recommend going with the canon refurb if it is an option. I've lucked out and found what I considered to be great deals on L glass during their big promotions (20% off).

I just double checked my order confirmation for the 85L I purchased this past February. Including tax, I paid a total of $1523.47 for my 85L. It is the fifth refurb L lens I've bought from Canon (can't resist when they have a 20% discount).

Every one I've purchased has a very small oval groove cut on the face of the flange with red color inside the indentation. And very one of the lenses has functioned perfectly and never had so much as a scratch on the exterior or glass.
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2013, 11:40:44 PM »
I'd recommend going with the canon refurb if it is an option. I've lucked out and found what I considered to be great deals on L glass during their big promotions (20% off).

I just double checked my order confirmation for the 85L I purchased this past February. Including tax, I paid a total of $1523.47 for my 85L. It is the fifth refurb L lens I've bought from Canon (can't resist when they have a 20% discount).

Every one I've purchased has a very small oval groove cut on the face of the flange with red color inside the indentation. And very one of the lenses has functioned perfectly and never had so much as a scratch on the exterior or glass.

Can you take a picture of that... evidently I don't know what a flange is.
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2013, 11:48:10 PM »
Can you take a picture of that... evidently I don't know what a flange is.

Let's see if this works. I'm out of town and don't have a computer but i will try to upload one from the ipad.

[Oh good, I see it went through. Attached pic is from 135L b/c I didn't bring 85L on trip. But groove is the same.]
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2013, 12:13:20 AM »
I guess I never noticed that before.  But my 100mm f/2.8L IS macro has a red dot just like that.  Good to know.
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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2013, 12:13:20 AM »