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Dylan777

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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2013, 12:26:02 AM »
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.

Well...the add was posted on CL for more than 2 weeks now. We both couldn't meet until saturday morning.

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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2013, 12:26:02 AM »

Dylan777

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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2013, 12:29:19 AM »
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.]

Thanks CANONisOK

jdramirez

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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2013, 09:07:27 PM »
So did you get shived?  Have you heard the words, "Bring out the gimp." in the past 24 hours?  Come on... inquiring minds want to know...
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->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

Dylan777

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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2013, 01:51:34 AM »
So did you get shived?  Have you heard the words, "Bring out the gimp." in the past 24 hours?  Come on... inquiring minds want to know...

Got it...I just want to thanks everyone for all the tips on how to identify refurb lens :o

1. Best Buy receipt is included
2. Serial number on the lens does match with the retial box and blank warranty card(looks just like regular card)
3. No red mark
4. Cosmetic looks just like new
5. It focus just like the copy I rented few weeks back. I didn't see focus shift from f1.2 t f2.8

One tiny problem, the lens has one tiny dust speck inside(rear end) :(. The seller didn't even see it until I pointed it out. He seems to be very honest though. Bottom line is I walked away with this 85L II for $1525(another $25 discounted due to a tiny dust speck).

Below is one of the pics I took inside starbuck @ f1.2. This is JPEG file, straight out from camera. no pp. Re-size only.


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Dylan777

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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2013, 02:07:30 AM »
So did you get shived?  Have you heard the words, "Bring out the gimp." in the past 24 hours?  Come on... inquiring minds want to know...

Got it...I just want to thanks everyone for all the tips on how to identify refurb lens :o

1. Best Buy receipt is included
2. Serial number on the lens does match with the retial box and blank warranty card(looks just like regular card)
3. No red mark
4. Cosmetic looks just like new
5. It focus just like the copy I rented few weeks back. I didn't see focus shift from f1.2 t f2.8

One tiny problem, the lens has one tiny dust speck inside(rear end) :(. The seller didn't even see it until I pointed it out. He seems to be very honest though. Bottom line is I walked away with this 85L II for $1525(another $25 discounted due to a tiny dust speck).

Below is one of the pics I took inside starbuck @ f1.2. This is JPEG file, straight out from camera. no pp. Re-size only.

The 85L II seems to be sharper then my 135L.
* 1st photo is 85L @ f1.2
* 2nd photo is 135L @ f2
These are JPEG files, straight out from camera. no pp, only resize. With 85L, I took few steps forward to get 135mm view for comparison.

Dylan777

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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2013, 02:48:04 AM »
So did you get shived?  Have you heard the words, "Bring out the gimp." in the past 24 hours?  Come on... inquiring minds want to know...

Here are few more. JPEG, straight out camera, no PP. No time for PP raw yet. I'm going to sleep now. It's 12mid night in California.

http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/T3su9U5p/1/6099400

jdramirez

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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2013, 06:27:06 AM »
Very nice.  That is a pretty bokeh... and I guess I will have to break it to the wife that I am not done with buying lenses... she'll be mad at 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->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2013, 06:27:06 AM »

Dylan777

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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2013, 10:09:55 AM »
Very nice.  That is a pretty bokeh... and I guess I will have to break it to the wife that I am not done with buying lenses... she'll be mad at you.

Go for it...I'll take a blame. ;D

For now, I'm good with lenses. I'm going to add another FF body some time this year. Not sure which model yet - 1D X, 5D III or just simple 6D to save money for L lenses.

The new 200-400 and 400mm f2.8 IS II are next on my dream list. I will have to pick one :P....

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Re: $1550 for a used 85L f1.2 II
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2013, 10:09:55 AM »