A&P Should I drop $850 on a used Nikon 17-55 f/2.8?

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  1. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    I'm really tempted. Guy has original box, pouch, and papers. No receipt though. :(

    It's either this or a 3rd party of the same focal range.

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    adamlewis88 New Member

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    $850 for a lens thats normally ~$1200? Seems cool to me.
     
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    I would if I had em
     
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    pl_silverado OT Supporter

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    Hell yea. I dropped $ 1050 on a new one.
     
  5. Hua

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    Where'd you get it for $1,050 new? Or is this pre-Feb price hike?
     
  6. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    ...why not get a Tamron 17-50/2.8 for 400...? :ugh:
     
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    SenenCito OT Supporter

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    build quality and consistency wide open. Trust me ive played with both, there is a difference
     
  8. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    IMO...this isn't even an option

    go Nikkor or go home.
     
  9. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    learned my lesson early, Nikkor or nothing... unless its a 90mm Tamron macro lens. :big grin:
     
  10. NSX

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    Receipt or no receipt. Doesn't matter. You won't be getting the 5 year warranty. They're null and void once the lens leaves the original owner's hands.
     
  11. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    I haven't, so i'll take your word for it. a 30% off is a pretty damn good deal... i'd take the Nikkor while you've got the cash, and the opportunity.
     
  12. pacent

    pacent For Teh Nguyen OT Supporter

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    I bought a used one off of a pro photographer switching to FX for 675 about 3 months ago, its my 2nd one.
     
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    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 is the only exception to that rule.
     
  14. Hua

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    I guess I really can't lose money on it since this is the going used price. Guess I'll email the guy back and see if he'll meet halfway.
     
  15. pacent

    pacent For Teh Nguyen OT Supporter

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    There are plenty more besides that, Zeiss and Voigtländer lenses are excellent...and some Nikkor lenses were/are not that great.
     
  16. twinturboteddy

    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    Yes, not familiar with, and absolutely.

    Thanks for the correction.
     
  17. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    Zeiss is typically very expensive glass though.

    I know a couple of Sony guys with some. Great quality, but ouch on the price tag.
     
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    pre hike :wiggle:
     

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