A&P Is lens prices on the used market increasing?

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  1. wizeguy4

    wizeguy4 New Member

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    I was just browsign around on POTN's for sale section and I notice that the lens that I just bought last month for 750 total is now sellign for 830-850 shipped plus 3% for paypal in most cases which is like another 25 bucks

    The lens is the 17-55 2.8 IS

    Is the market as a whole going up or is there somethign in particular with this lens that has driven it up so much? I dont get it
     
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    Yep, used lens prices have been tracking the increasing new prices :wtc:
     
  3. CornUponCob

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    I'll be selling my 85 1.2 soon... still waiting.
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    increases in the used market convinced me to buy my 11-16 new. wasn't worth the 50 bucks or whatever the average difference was.
     
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    Is it fast enough for low light sports?
     
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    I've heard the AF on the mk I version is pretty slow. The mk II is an improvement, but still pretty slow for sports. I think the 85 1.8 is a better option for indoor sports.
     
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    Yeah. Thats what Ive been thinking to myself but Ive never tried. I want the 85/1.2 just for what it is, but dont want it if it cant also shoot sports. I guess I could always just rent one...
     
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    The farther away the subject the better. For subjects within 2 or 3 meters... not really. Anything past that and it's acceptable. This is in regards to the MK II version. It focuses very well in low light... in fact, I see little difference in focusing performance in super low light vs good light.
     

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