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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #120 on: February 03, 2013, 11:28:02 AM »
Recently got a 200 f/2 for $4100 in near perfect condition thats about a year old. A MKII 400 f/2.8 for $7500 that was used ONCE.

I feel bad about the 400 f/2.8 mkII as I bought it from a friend who had no clue what he was doing. He bought a 1Dx, 400 f/2.8 mkII, 70-200 f/2.8 mkII, 50 f/1.2, 1.4 and 2x TC MKIII, full RSS setup: Versa 3, BH-55, Lplate, PG-02 Full gimbal and about another $2100 in accessories. To this day I have no clue why he did it... but I guess its nice to have money.

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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 #121 on: February 03, 2013, 12:02:01 PM »
3 m42 lenses for 100 euro including flektogon 35mm

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #122 on: February 03, 2013, 12:04:27 PM »
A 135 mm f/2 and a 50 mm f/1.2 at 50% of price in perfect condition, a 1Ds III at 33% of the price with 30000 shutter actuations and perfect body. Lucky.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #123 on: February 03, 2013, 12:11:41 PM »
A 135 mm f/2 and a 50 mm f/1.2 at 50% of price in perfect condition, a 1Ds III at 33% of the price with 30000 shutter actuations and perfect body. Lucky.

So you got a 135 f/2 for $500?  And a 50mm f/1.2 for $700?  Never seen those lenses anywhere close to that.
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #124 on: February 03, 2013, 12:25:50 PM »
A 135 mm f/2 and a 50 mm f/1.2 at 50% of price in perfect condition, a 1Ds III at 33% of the price with 30000 shutter actuations and perfect body. Lucky.

So you got a 135 f/2 for $500?  And a 50mm f/1.2 for $700?  Never seen those lenses anywhere close to that.

There was a scam on amazon with the 50 1.2 for $850 in Used condition for a few months.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #125 on: February 03, 2013, 12:33:34 PM »
Last year I got a 300mm F/2.8L non-IS in extremely good condition for €1400. Had to sell it after a few months due to personal issues at the time which required me to get money quickly. I've never regretted letting go of it more, it's been impossible to get a deal like that since. I'm stuck with a 300mm F/4 at the moment.

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« Reply #126 on: February 03, 2013, 12:44:39 PM »
Best deal was Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II for US$ 1899 from B&H in 2010 ... it was on a limited period sale ... prior to that sale and after that sale it went back to US$ 2299
The second best is Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC which I got a little over a week ago for US$ 1049
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #126 on: February 03, 2013, 12:44:39 PM »

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #127 on: February 03, 2013, 01:02:48 PM »
Canon 14L (version 1) for bit under £600 (~$900), which seemed to me to be a helluva deal for the UK.

Mint condition except the lens cap had a few scratches on it, but that doesn't seem to affect the picture quality at all ;)
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #128 on: February 03, 2013, 01:04:47 PM »
Probably 70-200 2.8 is ii for 1350 brand new and with a 4 yr accidental warranty.
I got it because my 70-200 broke under warranty so they upgraded me. Also how I got a 5d iii for 2500 brand new warranty.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #129 on: February 03, 2013, 01:40:36 PM »
Well I've only purchased a few lenses but I would say the 24-105 f/4L was the best deal I got.  Although I got it with the 5D Mark II kit.  The Mk II was $2199 at the time and I got the kit for $2599... making the lens $400.
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #130 on: February 03, 2013, 02:15:08 PM »
A 135 mm f/2 and a 50 mm f/1.2 at 50% of price in perfect condition, a 1Ds III at 33% of the price with 30000 shutter actuations and perfect body. Lucky.

So you got a 135 f/2 for $500?  And a 50mm f/1.2 for $700?  Never seen those lenses anywhere close to that.

There was a scam on amazon with the 50 1.2 for $850 in Used condition for a few months.

No scam actually, bought both from people who did not know the quality of the lenses before selling them off, so quite a good deal on both direct from local people. No scams there.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #131 on: February 03, 2013, 03:11:08 PM »
A 135 mm f/2 and a 50 mm f/1.2 at 50% of price in perfect condition, a 1Ds III at 33% of the price with 30000 shutter actuations and perfect body. Lucky.

So you got a 135 f/2 for $500?  And a 50mm f/1.2 for $700?  Never seen those lenses anywhere close to that.

There was a scam on amazon with the 50 1.2 for $850 in Used condition for a few months.

No scam actually, bought both from people who did not know the quality of the lenses before selling them off, so quite a good deal on both direct from local people. No scams there.

Nice. I was commenting on someone trying to scam people into buying the 50 f/1.2 on amazon for $850 then shipping a 1.8 MkII in the box. I almost fell for it thinking the same scenario you encountered.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #132 on: February 03, 2013, 03:43:57 PM »
50mm f1.8..... free..... he just gave it away.... as if after he bought the 50f1.2 he had no need for it :)
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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 #133 on: February 03, 2013, 03:59:13 PM »
No scam actually, bought both from people who did not know the quality of the lenses before selling them off, so quite a good deal on both direct from local people. No scams there.

How does someone own a lens and not know the quality of it?  Lol sure they weren't stolen?
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #134 on: February 03, 2013, 04:02:14 PM »
No scam actually, bought both from people who did not know the quality of the lenses before selling them off, so quite a good deal on both direct from local people. No scams there.

How does someone own a lens and not know the quality of it?  Lol sure they weren't stolen?

Rich amateurs buying L lenses and selling them off before they learn how to use them!

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #134 on: February 03, 2013, 04:02:14 PM »