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« Reply #75 on: April 28, 2012, 03:05:36 PM »
When I picked up my 7D w/ 17-55 f2.8 IS USM got both almost price of 7D body. $1600 of body and $1200 of lens but bought with bundle $2200 good deal for me. Without that offer it would have been around $3500. :)

So deal was basicly ~40% off lens and body really really happy with that!
And now local store is having weekly lens bundle of 50mm f1.4+lens hood+Hoya 58mm protector for 390€ ~$520 without deal price is 550€ ~$730 gonna get Nifty-Fifty :)

$3500 for a 7D and 17-55 normally?! Where do you live man?  That setup is around $2600 brand new in the US, and could easily be had for under $2k used.  But I guess $2200 is pretty good if $3500 is what it usually costs there.
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« Reply #75 on: April 28, 2012, 03:05:36 PM »

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« Reply #76 on: April 28, 2012, 04:53:34 PM »
$1974 for the 70-200 v2 last year, new at B&H.  And now it's back up to $2500...

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« Reply #77 on: April 28, 2012, 05:43:49 PM »
Several years back I saw a Contax/Yashica mount 35mm f/1.4 Zeiss Distagon for €350 in the consignment section of a local shop.  In remarkably good shape; the glass is perfectly clean on both ends.  Already had a C/Y-EOS adapter so the purchase was a no-brainer.  They usually go for about double that on eBay.

Now if I could just get that glass onto a ZE mount somehow...

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« Reply #78 on: April 28, 2012, 06:08:58 PM »
When I picked up my 7D w/ 17-55 f2.8 IS USM got both almost price of 7D body. $1600 of body and $1200 of lens but bought with bundle $2200 good deal for me. Without that offer it would have been around $3500. :)

So deal was basicly ~40% off lens and body really really happy with that!
And now local store is having weekly lens bundle of 50mm f1.4+lens hood+Hoya 58mm protector for 390€ ~$520 without deal price is 550€ ~$730 gonna get Nifty-Fifty :)

$3500 for a 7D and 17-55 normally?! Where do you live man?  That setup is around $2600 brand new in the US, and could easily be had for under $2k used.  But I guess $2200 is pretty good if $3500 is what it usually costs there.

I live in Finland, 5D3 costs here is 3800€ what is $5000 :D So I could get almost 2x 5D3 in US instead of one in Fin.

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« Reply #79 on: April 28, 2012, 10:36:59 PM »
Got a brand new, never used EF Canon 24mm 1.4 MK II USM for $1150CAD. It was originally purchased for a short film project but it was never used. Thanks craigslist!

I also got a used 17-40mm 4.0L USM for 400$. An amazing deal considering the money I've made with it!

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« Reply #80 on: April 29, 2012, 02:11:32 AM »
I bought brand new Zeiss makro planar 100mm ze for $1590 and brand new canon 70-200 f2.8 is ii usm for $1,800

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« Reply #81 on: April 29, 2012, 03:15:37 AM »
I just bought:
- 50D (1500 shots) +canon battery grip+ 1 extra canon battery
- 70-200L f/2.8 IS (used 9.9) + canon uv filter +hood
- 24-70L f/2.8 (used 9.0) + canon uv filter +hood.
- 580EX ii (used 9.5)
- monopod + quick release head Manfrotto (unused)
- Canon backpack (unused)
Total= $3000.00
Is it good deal?

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« Reply #82 on: April 29, 2012, 04:34:55 AM »
Bought a used mint 300 4L IS a few years back for $600 on eBay. When I received it I thought it was brand new. I was searching for a few weeks before I came across it.

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« Reply #83 on: April 29, 2012, 08:40:39 AM »
Got a 28-70mm 2.8L (like new) off of eBay for $630...
According to DxO...this was a GREAT deal, considering it's canon's highest rated Zoom.

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« Reply #84 on: April 29, 2012, 09:20:17 AM »
2.8 / 24mm for 150 EUR  2nd hand without any hints that it has seen any usage
2.0 / 100mm for 340 EUR new

EUR and $ have similar "value" (if taxes between different countries are taken into account)

Both lenses are really boring in terms of specs but make a good couple on APS-C cams (40 and 160mm equiv) and perhaps in the near future on a FF cam.
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #85 on: April 29, 2012, 12:12:37 PM »
200 pounds for a mint condition EF50mm 1.4 back in the 90s...
(price for new was 350 pounds).
I had it until 2009 when it was stolen...  :(

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« Reply #86 on: April 30, 2012, 11:05:02 AM »
Couple weeks ago, I was able to snatch the 10-22 Canon from the Canon Online Store for $550 when the 20% off sale was going on. About 300 cheaper then the normal selling price... It was spotless

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« Reply #87 on: April 30, 2012, 02:21:17 PM »
I live in Finland, 5D3 costs here is 3800€ what is $5000 :D So I could get almost 2x 5D3 in US instead of one in Fin.

Wow that makes me incredibly grateful for the prices I've gotten on stuff, I guess there is a tax that stops you from ordering at US prices? 
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« Reply #87 on: April 30, 2012, 02:21:17 PM »

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« Reply #88 on: April 30, 2012, 02:22:18 PM »
Got a brand new, never used EF Canon 24mm 1.4 MK II USM for $1150CAD. It was originally purchased for a short film project but it was never used. Thanks craigslist!

I also got a used 17-40mm 4.0L USM for 400$. An amazing deal considering the money I've made with it!

Both of those are excellent deals, especially on that 17-40, was there anything wrong with it?
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« Reply #89 on: April 30, 2012, 02:25:39 PM »
I just bought:
- 50D (1500 shots) +canon battery grip+ 1 extra canon battery
- 70-200L f/2.8 IS (used 9.9) + canon uv filter +hood
- 24-70L f/2.8 (used 9.0) + canon uv filter +hood.
- 580EX ii (used 9.5)
- monopod + quick release head Manfrotto (unused)
- Canon backpack (unused)
Total= $3000.00
Is it good deal?

Yeah that's a pretty good deal, when you figure used prices on those are:
50D- $600
70-200 - $1300-$1500
24-70 - $950-$1100
580EX - $300
That's over $3k and then the backpack/monopod were a couple hundred I'm sure.
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #89 on: April 30, 2012, 02:25:39 PM »