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« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2012, 04:19:55 PM »
Picked up a used "300 f2.8 is" for $2500 in Japan last October

This lens is in mint condition without a scratch on it like new,most of the used stuff in Japan is well maintained

Going back to Japan later this year again hoping to bring back something white again maybe 500 f4 or 600 f4

Great Deal.  Just four years ago, they were going for about that price here, and new in Canada with the exchange rate were $3500.  I wish I had bought one than.

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« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2012, 04:19:55 PM »

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« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2012, 05:57:10 PM »
There's been a couple of 24mm TS-E lenses listed in the Chicago Craigslist photo section for $900. They are listed as version I.


No connection. If you are in the neighborhood and want one of these lenses, check it out.
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« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2012, 06:54:38 PM »
There's been a couple of 24mm TS-E lenses listed in the Chicago Craigslist photo section for $900. They are listed as version I.


No connection. If you are in the neighborhood and want one of these lenses, check it out.

The going price should be from about $750-$900 for the old TS-E 24mm Mark 1 lenses.  If these are mark II, its likely a scam.

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« Reply #63 on: March 11, 2012, 07:10:33 PM »
The going price should be from about $750-$900 for the old TS-E 24mm Mark 1 lenses.  If these are mark II, its likely a scam.

Ahhh. I guess that is why it is still there.
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Re: What's the best deal you've ever gotten on a lens? I'll start...
« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2012, 09:50:17 AM »
Not something special but I found used Sigma 18-50 2.8 EX for about 150$.
I bought Canon 15-85 IS and sold Sigma few months later for 230$.

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« Reply #65 on: March 12, 2012, 10:42:49 AM »
Last year when the Sigma announced the 12-24 II, amazon.de listed it for a short period of time with the price of the old 12-24.
I preordered instantly, price went up but amazon kept their promise. It was 849€ instead of 1149€ at day one!

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« Reply #66 on: March 12, 2012, 02:08:29 PM »
There's been a couple of 24mm TS-E lenses listed in the Chicago Craigslist photo section for $900. They are listed as version I.


No connection. If you are in the neighborhood and want one of these lenses, check it out.

I saw one listed for either $700 or $750 not too long ago in excellent condition, almost went for it but decided I didn't really need it. 

I recently missed out on a 7D with 50mm f/1.4, 17-85mm, and 55-250mm with several CF cards, extra battery and a few other things for $1600.  I've been wanting to get a 7D for a minute and that would have been a great deal if I had gotten rid of the lenses, but part of me didn't want to deal with reselling. 
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« Reply #66 on: March 12, 2012, 02:08:29 PM »

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« Reply #67 on: March 12, 2012, 03:22:26 PM »
14 2.8 L……1599.00, Craigslist NIB

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« Reply #68 on: April 07, 2012, 07:33:28 AM »
Canon 1.4 II extender, 40 euros. Mint condition  :-X
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« Reply #69 on: April 26, 2012, 04:16:48 PM »
Got a couple more yesterday I'd like to add:

EF 35mm f/2 - $177 shipped (accidentally listed on eBay as FD mount)
EF 12 Extension Tube & Canon EF 1.4x TC - $85 shipped (seller thought it was just a EF 12 tube)
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« Reply #70 on: April 26, 2012, 04:19:36 PM »
Got my 50mm 1.2L for 1100$ on craiglist! It wasn't even during canon rebates! No hesitation, what so ever as its been one of my dream lenses.

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« Reply #71 on: April 27, 2012, 03:13:53 PM »
EF 200mm f/2.8L II for $450 (62% of retail at the time)

That is awesome.  I would love to get that lens.  Nice and light, fairly fast, and on my crop body + 1.4x MKII would be a fairly usable 448mm f/4 and wouldn't weigh a ton and small enough to keep in my camera bag.  Have you ever tried such a combination?  And for reference I just got a 135L and combined with that same extender previous gen 1.4x ext on a 7D I am quite happy with the results it's capable of, very usable.

Dunno how great a deal but I got the 135mm in absolute mint condition, if I was told it was brand new I wouldn't have argued, with box, hood still in the wrapper, manuals, everything for $800 shipped.

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« Reply #72 on: April 27, 2012, 03:25:06 PM »
EF 200mm f/2.8L II for $450 (62% of retail at the time)

That is awesome.  I would love to get that lens.  Nice and light, fairly fast, and on my crop body + 1.4x MKII would be a fairly usable 448mm f/4 and wouldn't weigh a ton and small enough to keep in my camera bag.  Have you ever tried such a combination?  And for reference I just got a 135L and combined with that same extender previous gen 1.4x ext on a 7D I am quite happy with the results it's capable of, very usable.

Dunno how great a deal but I got the 135mm in absolute mint condition, if I was told it was brand new I wouldn't have argued, with box, hood still in the wrapper, manuals, everything for $800 shipped.

The 200 f/2.8 is a very handy lens that gives excellent results. About the same performance as the 70-200 f/2.8 II

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« Reply #72 on: April 27, 2012, 03:25:06 PM »

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« Reply #73 on: April 28, 2012, 07:42:33 AM »
Not specific to Canon lenses, though some were obtained unintentially:

I bought a Pentax 50/1.7 to go with my (first) ME Super. I had bought the lens off a seller on eBay for a rather steep cost of AU$45; although it was detailed as being in particularly mint condition. As I lived nearby the seller I broke the golden rule of eBay policy and organised a local pick-up/cash exchange. After testing the lens and handing over my cash, the seller asked, "Would you be interested in any other lenses or film cameras? I have a couple of boxes that will be difficult to take with me." He was moving interstate a couple days later and needed to clear some stuff. I sorted through the box, finding plenty of goodies including, amongst others, every model Pentax M camera (including ME-F), two Spotmatics (one "F"), several Pentax 50s of various breeds, other K mount lenses, two Olympus OMs, a Canon AE-1 and FL 50/1.4, two Minoltas, Rokkor 50/1.4, Kowa rangefinder (mint), Tamron Adaptall, Sigma primes, some studio gear (basic lights, stands, reflectors, etc.) and more.

All up, around fifteen cameras and ten lenses.

He gave them to me for free.

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« Reply #74 on: April 28, 2012, 09:02:59 AM »
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 :)

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« Reply #74 on: April 28, 2012, 09:02:59 AM »