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I got a mint 14mm f/2.8L II for $1100 earlier today 8)   I've wanted this lens forever, I rent it here and there, but couldn't justify the purchase with a 16-35mm II in my bag already.  Saw the ad pop up on Craigslist, thought it had to be a Mark I, but sure enough it was a II.  Not a scratch on the thing, box and everything included.  Win!

Which made me wonder what kind of other random great deals people have gotten on photo equipment...

Sweet deal!  My personal policy is that I only buy lenses in excellent condition, and I won't pay more than 70% of current retail pricing for a used lens.   

Some good deals I've gotten in the past:

* EF 200mm f/2.8L II for $450 (62% of retail at the time)
* EF 300mm f/4L IS for $725 (60% of retail at the time)
* MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro for $500 (50% of retail at the time)
All from Craigslist.  I subsequently sold the 200/2.8 and 300/4 (after getting the 70-200 II and 100-400, respectively), and for a decent profit in both cases.  I still have the MP-E 65mm. 

400 f/2.8 IS for $5000 in mint used condition

35mm f2.8 M42-mount for 5€

I got the 100-400L for $950 still about 200 dollars cheaper then the cheapest used Ive come across it.

Lens had never been used and even came with original purchase receipt a few months before I bought..

I got my 24-105L in 9.5 condition for $825 which was a pretty good buy though im sure I could come close to that these days be a kit lens with the Mark II.

Both off of Craigslist...

Another seller has a MP-E 65 for $725 im highly considering


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