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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #90 on: April 30, 2012, 03:10:27 PM »
canon 24-70 L 2.8 used
canon 100-400 L used
both for $2300 3 years ago.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #91 on: April 30, 2012, 07:34:21 PM »
I was looking for an inexpensive lightweight walk-about lens for my 7D a few months ago. Found Canon's 17-85 with IS on ebay and won it, in mint condition...box, registration, and with tiffen haze filter, for $212. Not the best of lenses I know, but a considerable savings over a new one and hard if not impossible to tell the difference. $599 as of a few minutes ago.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #92 on: April 30, 2012, 07:51:53 PM »
Canon 800 f/5.6L IS for $7500.
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #93 on: April 30, 2012, 07:56:30 PM »
5DII + 24-105 L for $2400 US (2000 shutter count --- art student who didn't get into the photography program)
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24-70 for $850 (mint)


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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #94 on: April 30, 2012, 08:04:26 PM »
Bought a malfunctioning Sigma 17-35 2.8, made the focus work, used it for a while, dropped it, sold it for 250.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #95 on: April 30, 2012, 08:04:50 PM »
Just bought a Sigma 10-20 4-5.6 this morning brand new for $302 from Best Buy.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #96 on: April 30, 2012, 09:29:48 PM »
I'm thinking it might be the 70-300 mm L I bought this morning from Adorama before they ended the sale. Thanks Canon Rumors Guy.
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #97 on: April 30, 2012, 10:17:02 PM »
About 3 years ago I got a Canon 18-200 new from either B&H or Adorama for $370.  Of course it sits in a box waiting to be sold, I think I used it twice.  I can't remember if it was a price mistake or what the deal was, it as on Slickdeals...  I also got my 7D for $1500 including the 18-135 from Newegg 2 years ago.  Sold the lens, body ended up being $1200 which was a fantastic deal back then.  Also Slickdeals.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #98 on: April 30, 2012, 11:04:58 PM »
got the 70-200 2.8 IS for 1700.  It was used but if sold as new i would never have known the difference!  ;D

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #99 on: April 30, 2012, 11:35:10 PM »
I recently got a Canon 50mm 1.8 Mark I by trading an original Zoom H4 recorder, valued at about $70.

The nifty fifty mark I is worth like $175.


Also got a pretty much new-in-box Zeiss ZE 50mm f/1.4, sniped off ebay for $550. Hard to find these under $700 in EF mount.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #100 on: May 01, 2012, 01:58:54 PM »
40D +17-85 +10-22 kit new for£1125 instead of £1749 . The 10-22 was effectively free
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #101 on: May 11, 2012, 01:22:29 PM »
Just took delivery of a 50mm f/1.8 I from eBay listed as 'untested' for $59 shipped.  To my surprize, the lens is in like-new condition without a single imperfection on the body or lenses (amazing, considering this lens hasn't been in production since 1990) and is functionally perfect.  I'll sell my 50mm II on CL for $80, and actually profit from the upgrade.
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #102 on: May 11, 2012, 04:09:27 PM »
Canon 800 f/5.6L IS for $7500.

My entire set up probably costs less than that one lens of yours   ;D
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« Reply #103 on: May 11, 2012, 05:34:56 PM »
Canon 800 f/5.6L IS for $7500.

I could do with that deal to finish off my collection of whites

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #104 on: May 12, 2012, 08:31:55 PM »
Canon 800 f/5.6L IS for $7500.

I could do with that deal to finish off my collection of whites

I am afraid I'll make you feel a little anxious (even if this is really going to happen only in the future!)

You are missing ... 500mm f/4L IS II, 600mm f/4L IS II, 200-400mm f/4L IS  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #104 on: May 12, 2012, 08:31:55 PM »