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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #105 on: May 12, 2012, 10:28:31 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

I am not worried about going to the II models  8) 8)

I have just got the even numbers which means I dont need the 300 and 500 as a 1.4 gives the equivalent  ;) ;) ;)

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #105 on: May 12, 2012, 10:28:31 PM »

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #106 on: May 13, 2012, 09:07:53 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

I am not worried about going to the II models  8) 8)

I have just got the even numbers which means I dont need the 300 and 500 as a 1.4 gives the equivalent  ;) ;) ;)

The 500mm f/4L IS II will tempt me when it ships. Unfortunately it will be too expensive ...

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #107 on: June 12, 2012, 11:09:30 PM »
Just got a 135mm f/2 for $525 off of a best buy auction site.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #108 on: June 13, 2012, 12:05:24 AM »
Just got a 135mm f/2 for $525 off of a best buy auction site.

That may very well be the best value I've ever seen as far as L lenses sold.  I've never gotten a "deal" on a lens I guess.  Thinking back I guess I purchased them all new at the time.  I did go for a 28-70L lens on ebay once, and I would have had it for $500 but I lost in the last minute.  Another time I saw a 200mm f/1.8L on ebay for $3000, bid on it, lost the last day.  Oh well.
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #109 on: June 13, 2012, 12:07:13 AM »
Does canon Rebates count?

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #110 on: June 13, 2012, 01:19:13 AM »
70-200 f/2.8L IS (i.e. mark I) for US$950 last year. Sold for US$1450 less than a year later.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #111 on: June 13, 2012, 02:18:18 AM »
24-105L and 135L bought used 4 years ago for just over £600 each - (about $900usd at the time)

Been using them ever solidly ever since

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #111 on: June 13, 2012, 02:18:18 AM »

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #112 on: June 14, 2012, 01:40:26 PM »
Just got a 135mm f/2 for $525 off of a best buy auction site.

That's a steal, 1/2 price off any lens is always nice.  That's about as good as the 14LII for $1100 that I started this thread with. 

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #113 on: June 14, 2012, 07:26:13 PM »
Got my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II for $1700 on CL.

I didn't even want it, I was planning to sell it for more than I paid... until I actually tried it. Now I take it everywhere. Despite the weight it's just too awesome not to have with me everywhere :P

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #114 on: February 02, 2013, 09:39:15 PM »
Recent:
Canon 1D Mk4 bodies x 2 - $2200 total (with ~160-170k on shutter count)
Canon 600mm f/4L - $1100 (no genuine hood, bit battered but still produces sharp images, AF good)
Canon 400mm f/2.8L IS - $3900 (pretty good nice, with genuine hood & case)
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II - $400 (as new condition)

In the past:
Canon 70-200 2.8L (non IS) - $500 (ex work lens)
Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS - $600 (ex work lens)
Canon 16-35mm 2.8L v1 - $400

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #115 on: February 02, 2013, 10:09:20 PM »
I've recently bought a body and two lenses for X, and sold it all for X + 150.  So a good deal for me.
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 ->100L & 85L

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #116 on: February 02, 2013, 10:47:35 PM »
Just got a mint  24-70 2.8l mk1 for an even 500, with 6 month seller warranty

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #117 on: February 03, 2013, 12:11:46 AM »
I bought my 70-300L for $1099 from Adorama during a special the store briefly offered in late December. I feel like I won the lens lottery with that one.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #118 on: February 03, 2013, 09:37:38 AM »
5D3 - 2499$ brand new USA warranty unopened box. Fantastic.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #119 on: February 03, 2013, 11:00:45 AM »
5d3 with 20000 on shutter $2000 (still retails at $3300+ in aus 2 months after I bought it)
580EX II brand new $200
100-400L in warranty $700
400D and sigma 24-70 2.8 both mint $250 total
sigma 50 1.3 $216
Tamron 1.4x and 2x teleconverters $20 total


and lots of deals that were only good.


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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #119 on: February 03, 2013, 11:00:45 AM »