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monkey44

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Value of 20-35 lens
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:17:10 PM »
I'm selling a couple lenses - and got an offer for a Canon 20-35 1: 3.5-4.5 ...  Will tell you later the offer so as not to influence this Q?

This lens should be a 'classic' but I never know if that applies to lenses just because it's old, and not made anymore.   Anyway, does anyone have a clue what this is worth - it's had very little use, looks brand new, still have the box.

I was debating selling the 16-35 instead because I don't shoot a lot of scenic - and the 20-35 might do all I need for it - but then I look at the images out of the 16-35 and it's so good - hard to part with it.

Kinda puzzled here which way to go ...

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Value of 20-35 lens
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Re: Value of 20-35 lens
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 01:51:00 AM »
I determine the value by looking at prices on Fred Miranda and on sold items on ebay.

The 20-35 seems to sell for $150 on ebay, but a few go in the $200 range, which sounds like your value.

The problem is that you don't get very much of the selling price once all the fees and costs are paid.
 

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Re: Value of 20-35 lens
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 04:48:38 AM »
Spokane is probably pretty much right. Things tend to sell for a bit less locally than through the internet in my observation. I assume it’s because online platforms have fees attached to selling.

monkey44

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Re: Value of 20-35 lens
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 09:45:34 AM »
Yeah - that's in the ballpark - offer is $140 ... and saves the hassle of online fees and just general headache.

Thanks for info     M44


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Re: Value of 20-35 lens
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 11:56:26 AM »
If the lens you currently own is the 16-35 f4L IS, do NOT part with it. I just picked one up and it is fantastic - amazingly sharp. The 20-35 would be a huge let down quality wise. Plus I find 16mm wide angle much more useful than I ever thought I would.

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Re: Value of 20-35 lens
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 04:23:29 PM »
If the lens you currently own is the 16-35 f4L IS, do NOT part with it. I just picked one up and it is fantastic - amazingly sharp. The 20-35 would be a huge let down quality wise. Plus I find 16mm wide angle much more useful than I ever thought I would.

I hope to buy that lens some day. But I decided that first I needed a decent telephoto, so I’ve ordered the 100-400. Maybe I can afford the 16-35 later in the year for my birthday.

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Re: Value of 20-35 lens
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 04:54:47 PM »
 have that lens. worked well for me over the years.
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Re: Value of 20-35 lens
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 04:54:47 PM »

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Re: Value of 20-35 lens
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018, 06:59:41 PM »
Yeah - that's in the ballpark - offer is $140 ... and saves the hassle of online fees and just general headache.

Thanks for info     M44

That seems like a very respectable offer to me.

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Re: Value of 20-35 lens
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2018, 11:41:25 PM »
If the lens you currently own is the 16-35 f4L IS, do NOT part with it. I just picked one up and it is fantastic - amazingly sharp. The 20-35 would be a huge let down quality wise. Plus I find 16mm wide angle much more useful than I ever thought I would.

Yes, I own both - I was asking more to see the value, as it's an old "Classic" lens, and out of production - so was just trying to get a handle on price -- in case it was higher value ...  I'm just selling a few lenses ... overlaps, sorta.

I'll keep the 16-35, and buy a 24-70 IS to fit between that lens and the 70-200 ... I have a 24-105 II which I don't like too much, so will replace it with the 24-70 f4 IS, which everyone seems to think is very good quality lens.

I have never shot with it, would anyone that owns the 24-70 IS f4 comment ... got great reviews.

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Re: Value of 20-35 lens
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 01:16:17 AM »
I was debating selling the 16-35 instead because I don't shoot a lot of scenic - and the 20-35 might do all I need for it - but then I look at the images out of the 16-35 and it's so good - hard to part with it.

https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-20-35mm-f-3.5-4.5-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

it seems that an used 17-40L would be what you are looking at

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Re: Value of 20-35 lens
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 04:44:03 AM »
I had the 20-35/3.5-4.5 once.  It was quite sharp - much better than my 20/2.8. And smaller than the other EF wide angle zooms.  I regret selling it.
Certainly the 16-35/4 is sharper (and bigger and more expensive).
But the lens is not a "classic" (like the mark I version of the 50/1.8 with metal mount), so you won't pay a premium for it.
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Re: Value of 20-35 lens
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 04:44:03 AM »