Canon USA has replenished stock on some refurbished RF mount lenses. The L glass usually sells out pretty quickly, so if you're in the market, act quickly.

Refurbished lenses from Canon USA carry a full 1-year Canon USA warranty.

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  1. I've never bought anything refurbished. Are they reliable? Do they come with warranty as the non-refurbished version?
    If you can get them to ship... they should be as good as new. I don't think the warranty is the same... but not sure. My personal experience is I ordered a 28-70 and a 24-105 in November of last year (2020). I'm still waiting for them to ship. In my last conversation with them they said the order had been sent to a warehouse that was likely not to get any stock. And instead of fixing the order; they suggested I cancel the order and put in a new order. Of course my order was put in when both lenses had a considerable sale on them. I personally don't intend to order from Canon's website again. Your mileage may vary.
  2. I've never bought anything refurbished. Are they reliable? Do they come with warranty as the non-refurbished version?
    The warranty is identical. I have never heard anyone complain about the gear. Canon's inventory control online is the only critique I hear about.,
  3. I've never bought anything refurbished. Are they reliable? Do they come with warranty as the non-refurbished version?
    I bought the RF 50mm f1.2 the last time there was a post here about new refurbished lenses in stock. I got it in two days. (I paid for faster shipping) I also got a two years accident damage coverage for about $179 I think it was. I believe the warranty is the same as new but don’t quote me. I called the customer service and asked a lot of questions. They told me all their engineers buy refurbished because they all refurbished lenses and cameras have to go through a thorough quality control inspection and when you buy a new item they are only checked randomly from the assembly line and you may get faulty item.
  4. I've bought one lens from them (as part of a refurb RP and 24-105 f/4 kit--I was actually after the lens, the RP ended up costing 300 bucks); no issues with either (though admittedly I haven't used them much).
  5. I've never bought anything refurbished. Are they reliable? Do they come with warranty as the non-refurbished version?
    I have bought several including both EF and RF version of 70-200 f2.8 IS (Mark II EF, and recent RF). They were basically brand new, with no signs of use and no issues what so ever. I was one of the lucky ones who got the RF 70-200 Refurb from Canon when it was discounted to $2024 only back in Dec 2020 or Jan 2021 (I think).
  6. I've never bought anything refurbished. Are they reliable? Do they come with warranty as the non-refurbished version?
    Outside of my R5, I think almost every piece of gear I've bought in the last ten years was from the refurbished site. Never had a problem with bodies or lenses.
    Now if I could just get that refurbished 28-70 2.0 I ordered in December to ship...
  7. If you can get them to ship... they should be as good as new. I don't think the warranty is the same... but not sure. My personal experience is I ordered a 28-70 and a 24-105 in November of last year (2020). I'm still waiting for them to ship. In my last conversation with them they said the order had been sent to a warehouse that was likely not to get any stock. And instead of fixing the order; they suggested I cancel the order and put in a new order. Of course my order was put in when both lenses had a considerable sale on them. I personally don't intend to order from Canon's website again. Your mileage may vary.
    Damn, I wonder how many people are ahead of me in the queue for the refurbed 28-70. I was hemming and hawing for months. If I'd known how long it would take I would've ordered way before December.
    And yeah, wanted to change my credit card on the purchase, and after an hour wait on the phone they told me I'd have to cancel the order and reorder, which I would not do since it was like $400 cheaper than usual refurb. I did buy the 24-240 refurbed recently, and I got that in like three days and its turned out to be a pretty nifty walkaround lens. The 28-70 is the first time I've had any problems with the refurb site. I don't know why they list them in stock if they're... not.
  8. I've never bought anything refurbished. Are they reliable? Do they come with warranty as the non-refurbished version?
    My ef 16-35mm f/5 and ef 100mm macro are both refurbished. No issues whatsoever. Mine each arrived promptly, but that was all pre-pandemic.
  9. Outside of my R5, I think almost every piece of gear I've bought in the last ten years was from the refurbished site. Never had a problem with bodies or lenses.
    Now if I could just get that refurbished 28-70 2.0 I ordered in December to ship...
    I keep looking for the RF 85mm f1.2 refurbished but it never is available when they announce a batch of refurbs.
  10. In past I have purchased two EF lenses from Canon. They arrived like new and had no issues with either. The only thing that both did not come with is the original packaging.

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