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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #150 on: February 18, 2013, 12:26:20 AM »
Bought a 6D kit from B&H for $2499 then the price dropped by $100 and they refunded me the difference.

Already bought a 24-105 for $750 new in November so i listed it on craigslist and kept the new 24-105 from my kit for myself and someone offered to trade me a 24-70 2.8 mark 1 for it so i checked it out and it was super clean and only a few years old so now I got that and a new 24-105 for the cost of the kit over the body only...

and B&H gives you 2% rewards on top of all that!

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #150 on: February 18, 2013, 12:26:20 AM »

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #151 on: February 18, 2013, 02:06:53 AM »
About a year into the digital age a photographer friend (who had been patiently waiting to see if the film to digital change would allow Canon to provide some kind of support for FD lenses) decided to not only change brands (Nikon), but dump his equipment in such a way to express his utter distaste for Canon abandoning its loyal customers...

I picked up the three lenses he was holding on to:
FD 50mm f/1.2
FD 85mm f/1.2
FD 300mm f/2.8

All for $465.
It was all the money I had access to at the time, and he felt the sell would rightly spite Canon.. O.o
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #152 on: February 18, 2013, 02:20:58 AM »
Bought the 70-200 IS v1 + B+W F-Pro filter for 1200; few months later sold it (minus filter) for 1400, and bought the v2 for 1700 (like-new with box and accessories).
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #153 on: February 18, 2013, 02:31:05 AM »
2 weeks ago 5D3 kit from authorized dealer after CB for $3330, sold the lens for $780 so $2550 for new 5D3.

Most lenses I've paid ~15-25% less than the normal price, usually I can wait patiently. 70-200 II was $1920 new, Tokina 11-16 I bought on good discount new, sold for $50 profit 2 years later.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #154 on: February 18, 2013, 05:07:00 AM »
Can´t remember the cost but ef-s 10-22 bought refurb. on a trip to London (I´m a Swede). Sold it used with profit 18 months later when I moved to FF. One of the best lenses I´ve owned, and I used it a lot "for free".

ef 85 /1.8 bought used very cheap in perfect condition. About 385 US$. Great great lens.

Then.... 35 L, 135L, 70-200L, 17-40L, 24-105 L IS, all new. They are worth every $. Lenses last.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #155 on: February 20, 2013, 10:50:53 AM »
I bought a 17-85mm for 120.00 and sold it for 550.00.  Not a bad deal.  It was over 800 when it first came out.  It was dusty as hell but Canon refurbed it for me before I sold it.  It was damn close if not brand new looking when I sold it.

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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #156 on: February 21, 2013, 12:52:23 AM »
Just bought a 6 month old 35L for $585 in warranty and doesn't even look like its been used. Earlier this month I sold a sigma 12-24 for the exact same price i paid for it 3 years ago. A couple of years ago I bought a like new 100-400L for $750 and sold it a couple of days like for $1100...50% profit in a couple of days ain't bad.
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #157 on: February 25, 2013, 03:16:27 PM »
Sigma 300 2.8+Sigma 2x for 700Euro which is around $900. It had been dropped but the shop allowed me to give a proper test drive and it was fine. 300 2.8 is such a sweet combo.http://canonrumors.com/forum/Smileys/default/cool.gif
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #158 on: March 04, 2013, 09:57:40 AM »
Last week I got a really good deal at Adorma for refurbished Nikon D7000 and a brand new Nikon 18-300 VR lens for $1300 ... they just arrived yesterday ... I think that's a pretty good deal.
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #159 on: March 04, 2013, 10:55:05 AM »
I got a minty 70-300L a month ago for $750 CDN.  List price (on sale) at the moment through Canon is $1599 CDN + tax = $1806.
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #160 on: March 04, 2013, 11:28:31 AM »
Got a NEW Canon 70-200/f4 IS for less than $200 from a large retailer – they made mistake when announcing the price,  but they nevertheless sold it for this price (although they told me that it was a mistake) ....
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #161 on: March 04, 2013, 12:11:58 PM »
Got a NEW Canon 70-200/f4 IS for less than $200 from a large retailer – they made mistake when announcing the price,  but they nevertheless sold it for this price (although they told me that it was a mistake) ....
I assume the mistake has been corrected.  That is absolutely amazing.  So jealous.
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #162 on: March 04, 2013, 01:59:57 PM »
My son got the best deal- he was working at a rummage sale, and there were a bunch of old style TV's (not LCD) along with some old camera equipment. There was a Pentax ~50mm 1.8 lens, that went unsold, so they gave it to him.
Since it wouldn't fit our Canons, it went on EBAY and sold for $140...


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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 #163 on: March 04, 2013, 02:46:18 PM »
My son got the best deal- he was working at a rummage sale, and there were a bunch of old style TV's (not LCD) along with some old camera equipment. There was a Pentax ~50mm 1.8 lens, that went unsold, so they gave it to him.
Since it wouldn't fit our Canons, it went on EBAY and sold for $140...

I had a similar deal.  I got a Pentax 35mm f/2.8 prime for $10 at a pawn shop that I sold within 6 hours on Ebay for $220 and the buyer was delighted to get it for that price.  That was a nice day!
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens?
« Reply #164 on: March 04, 2013, 07:58:57 PM »
Bought my 5DII with 3yr warranty in 2010 for $2200, and a 28-70 2.8L for $300 from the same guy.
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