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Re: Does Zeiss glass ever go on sale?
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2012, 05:05:39 PM »
You're welcome.  Every Zeiss I have purchased has been used and its been perfect for my use.  I have purchased three Zeiss lenses through Craigslist and one from Ebay.  Ebay has fees and you can't try a lens before purchase.  CL has its share of risks but I've lucky.

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You're absolutely right.  I did in fact correspond directly with Ms. Oster and she was very helpful in resolving the issue by staying in contact with me.  I don't agree with their 'policy' and will take that into consideration next time I need to return something.  I have made a purchase since then with good results. 
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Re: Does Zeiss glass ever go on sale?
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2012, 05:05:39 PM »

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Re: Does Zeiss glass ever go on sale?
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2012, 05:37:14 PM »

You're absolutely right.  I did in fact correspond directly with Ms. Oster and she was very helpful in resolving the issue by staying in contact with me.  I don't agree with their 'policy' and will take that into consideration next time I need to return something.  I have made a purchase since then with good results. 
She helped renew my faith in Adorama by simply staying in contact with me.


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Re: Does Zeiss glass ever go on sale?
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2012, 05:55:28 PM »
FWIW - Lensrentals will rent you a Ziess lens, and if you purchase a new one from them within 6 months, they'll credit you back the cost of a 4 day rental.  Kind of a guilt free try before you buy.
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Re: Does Zeiss glass ever go on sale?
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2012, 01:55:42 AM »
I love Zeiss. I own the 50mm 1.4 and bought it off Craigslist.  It's worked perfectly. Because their build, it should be easy to tell if it's been damaged or not.
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Re: Does Zeiss glass ever go on sale?
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2012, 11:18:16 AM »
If zeiss made there lenses natively with USM AF, I'd never buy a canon lens.

They rarely go on sale.

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Re: Does Zeiss glass ever go on sale?
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2012, 02:40:12 PM »
One dealer in Europe is selling Zeiss lenses with 20-30% discount compared to normal prices in Europe:

http://www.rajalacamera.fi/-canoniin-eos-/625/dg?openGroup=625


They rarely go on sale.

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Re: Does Zeiss glass ever go on sale?
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2012, 12:20:20 PM »
Aden Camera in Toronto has some great prices on Zeiss lenses right now - they are by far the cheapest I've seen anywhere. 

http://www.adencamera.com/default.asp?Category=7&Manufacturer=186

You'll need to add the lenses to your shopping cart to see the price.

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Re: Does Zeiss glass ever go on sale?
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2012, 12:20:20 PM »