A&P Resale value for "L" glass is insane

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  1. Harry V. Gina

    Harry V. Gina How did your family do in Katrina?

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    I was looking for used lenses on ebay and it's incredible what people get for L series lenses. The cheapest 70-200 IS was like $1,475, and most were closer to $1,600. B&H has them new for $1,699 with a $50 rebate.
     
  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i got mine on amazon for $1675 + $50mir shipped 2 day air if you are wanting one.

    its a good thing to know if you ever want to sell it. you can get a lot of your money back out of it
     
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    The 70-200 IS retails for almost 1700 dollars. Used value is 1450. 85% value retained.

    Tamron 28-75mm retailed for 322 when I bought mine (6-8 mo ago). Used value a month ago was 360. Almost a 20% raise in value.

    Today it sells for 350 new, used value 340. 97% retained value.

    Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 sells for 750. Used value 650. 86% retained value.

    :mb: :mb: Most lenses hold their value quite well.
     
  4. Harry V. Gina

    Harry V. Gina How did your family do in Katrina?

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    I'm thinking about getting one after xmas maybe. All I have right now is a 35mm F2. It's fast and sharp, but obviously not ideal in many situations. I might return it and get the 17-40mm L instead.
     
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    17-40mm f/4 is a perfect standard zoom on a 1.6x body. It then becomes a 27-64mm lens.
     
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    Ive got tamrons version...17-35 but its f/2.8 at the wide end which is nice sometimes. focus is slower than the L but its really not been a problem. I don't really ever seem to miss the last 5mm.
     
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    Yeah. 16-35mm f/2.8 would be even better, but the fucker costs and arm and a leg.
     
  9. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    yeah i looked at it in the store just for fun. no way i need that. in terms of sharpness, the tamron beats my 70-200 f/4L by a little
     
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    Not always :bigthumb:

    $800 next day air shipped from France
     
  11. Tomash

    Tomash Active Member

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    No shit?
     
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    the 70-200 is amazing don't get me wrong. its hard sometimes to get exact focus and at 200mm the dof is tiny but still produces amazing pictures even wide open. the tamron is a wide angle so there is way more dof at similiar aperatures and when i view the pictures at 100% i am just surprised every time. I think its like comparing apples and oranges though because the point of view is very different at 200mm and then at 17mm. at 70mm the canon is definitely sharper than at 200mm so I am strictly talking about the tamron vs canon @200mm here. for printing i don't think anyone would see the difference between the two lenses, its just that i get a bit obsessed every once in a while :)
     
  13. Harry V. Gina

    Harry V. Gina How did your family do in Katrina?

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    You've got my attention. Details?
     
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    my ears are perked as well :confused:
     
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    He bought one used from some guy that was in France. The guy had horrible feedback, so it was a bit risky but it came. Who would've thunk.
     
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    yeah, i sold my 70-200 F/4 for more than i bought it for on ebay. same goes for my 100mm macro from canon.
     
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    it wasn't a restful night, but the lens is still going strong
     

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