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Re: A used 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM worth to buy for ~750 USD
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2013, 09:12:35 AM »

I presume you've started hitting the gym already or have a couple of Sherpas at hand? The lens is awesome but it kills you with its weight if you need to shoot handheld ;)

Why not get the 500 / 600mm f.4?

I can always spend some money on monopod ;D

I shoot indoor alot, therefore, f2.8 is more important to me than lenght. I can always add x1.4 or x2 TC if needed.
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Re: A used 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM worth to buy for ~750 USD
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2013, 09:12:35 AM »

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Re: A used 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM worth to buy for ~750 USD
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2013, 09:45:30 AM »

I presume you've started hitting the gym already or have a couple of Sherpas at hand? The lens is awesome but it kills you with its weight if you need to shoot handheld ;)

Why not get the 500 / 600mm f.4?

I can always spend some money on monopod ;D

I shoot indoor alot, therefore, f2.8 is more important to me than lenght. I can always add x1.4 or x2 TC if needed.

shooting 400mm indoors a lot?  ??? Maybe I'm missing something.
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Re: A used 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM worth to buy for ~750 USD
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2013, 10:53:53 AM »

I presume you've started hitting the gym already or have a couple of Sherpas at hand? The lens is awesome but it kills you with its weight if you need to shoot handheld ;)

Why not get the 500 / 600mm f.4?

I can always spend some money on monopod ;D

I shoot indoor alot, therefore, f2.8 is more important to me than lenght. I can always add x1.4 or x2 TC if needed.

shooting 400mm indoors a lot?  ??? Maybe I'm missing something.

My 4yrs daughter taking ballet and indoor swimming. 300mm or 400mm with f2.8 IS II will help getting those close up shots. I have to crop quite a bit with my 70-200.
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Re: A used 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM worth to buy for ~750 USD
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2013, 11:56:17 AM »

I presume you've started hitting the gym already or have a couple of Sherpas at hand? The lens is awesome but it kills you with its weight if you need to shoot handheld ;)

Why not get the 500 / 600mm f.4?

I can always spend some money on monopod ;D

I shoot indoor alot, therefore, f2.8 is more important to me than lenght. I can always add x1.4 or x2 TC if needed.

shooting 400mm indoors a lot?  ??? Maybe I'm missing something.

My 4yrs daughter taking ballet and indoor swimming. 300mm or 400mm with f2.8 IS II will help getting those close up shots. I have to crop quite a bit with my 70-200.

 you're in a safe place;  you needn't lie.  I  say I buy gear for my kids sake to the  wife...  but here we are amongst like minded  people.
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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->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: A used 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM worth to buy for ~750 USD
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2013, 12:43:33 PM »
I sadly did not get it. The price in the end was much more close to 900 USD, which was to much for my current budget. I guess I have to wait for the next offer or the next version of this lens.
You could buy one in perfect condition in the $900-1100 range.   This seller on our local Craigslist has had this for sale for a long time and would likely take less. Obviously, you'd want to inspect it first.  I've bought a nice one for $800, but used prices are higher now.
http://spokane.craigslist.org/pho/3857892073.html

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Re: A used 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM worth to buy for ~750 USD
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2013, 01:35:37 PM »
Do not buy a used 100-400L without testing it first. There are some very soft copies. In any case, I wouldn't touch any lens with obvious damage without thoroughly testing it first.
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Re: A used 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM worth to buy for ~750 USD
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2013, 01:20:24 AM »
I'd love to get my hands on a 100-400L, but it's a really old lens so I'm not sure it's worth getting for a modern camera like my 6D...
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Re: A used 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM worth to buy for ~750 USD
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2013, 01:20:24 AM »