Canon USA restocks inventory of RF mount refurbished lenses

Canon Rumors Guy

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Jul 28, 2019
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I've never bought anything refurbished. Are they reliable? Do they come with warranty as the non-refurbished version?
 

somebodE

I'm New Here
Feb 11, 2021
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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.
 

somebodE

I'm New Here
Feb 11, 2021
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As far as I have heard, lenses refurbished by Canon are just as reliable and just as good as new ones.
 

Juangrande

EOS 90D
Mar 6, 2017
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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.
 

SteveC

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Sep 3, 2019
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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).
 

killswitch

EOS RP
Aug 26, 2012
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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).
 

Sorosuub

EOS M50
Jul 10, 2020
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I've purchased several refurbs and they were as good as new. Not a blemish or scratch, and performed flawlessly.
 

SUNDOG04

EOS 90D
CR Pro
Mar 1, 2015
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I bought an EF 16-35 f4 years ago. Quality is excellent. I will go for refurbished again.
 

AJ Can

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Dec 27, 2020
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Can you extend the 1 year warranty by purchasing Canon’s CarePAK with refurbished lenses or cameras?
 

gbc

EOS M6 Mark II
Oct 19, 2018
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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...
 

gbc

EOS M6 Mark II
Oct 19, 2018
74
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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.
 

esglord

EOS RP
May 9, 2019
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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.
 

Juangrande

EOS 90D
Mar 6, 2017
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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.
 

kaihp

EOS R
CR Pro
Mar 19, 2012
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I checked the discount for the 24-70/2.8 and the 70-200/2.8 - both are at 10%. Is this the 'normal' discount level for refurbs? IMHO it's not a lot.
 

JamesG25

EOS R3 (ordered), R5 , R and RP
Jul 31, 2021
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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.