A&P The dude accepted $700 for the 20-700 L non IS

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  1. Creator

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    To recap its a 70-200 2.8 L non IS. It's from 2000 so it's a bit old. The middle of the lens had the tinest bit of give in it. Should I be worried. I snapped a bunch of pictures with it... Seemed fine, 200m at 2.8 hand held wasn't super sharp but thats to be expected... It comes with the UV and Polarizing filter too
     
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    what do you mean by give?

    what shutter speeds were you shooting at at 200?

    $700 is a good price, I am under the assumption that the age of the lens doesn't really matter (unless QC was shitty back then, and has improved)
     
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    It was just very slightly loose.

    I shot at a bunch of different speeds, higher f stop the images were nice and clean but at 2.8 handheld they werent crystal clear but again i assume thats whats to be expected.
     
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    are they "usable" at 2.8?

    I always thought that the 2.8 was ultra sharp wide open.
     
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    Ya they are and looking at it was shooting at 2.8 1/160 and 1/200 and i probably should have been using a higher shutter speed. I think i should grab it, its a good price
     
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    1/200th should be fine, I dont have perfect hand holding technique and I can get shots with no motion blur at 200mm and 1/200th. I just did some test shots (and turned IS off ;) )

    If you feel that is tolerable at 2.8, definitely pick it up.

    got any shots you can post with it? maybe others can chime in
     
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    20-700 is a pretty decent range... haha.. especially for $700 bucks.
     
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    So this dude kept fucking around... He emailed me saying he'd take 700, so I said I was going to head down in a bit to pick it up and I'd call. I call him when I'm on my way (I was headed that direction anyway) and he said he was having second thoughts since he shot on it today and he might want to keep it. I said I cant go a penny higher than 700. He hoed and hummed and said he'd call back. I started thinking about it and my gut just thinks something is off with the guy. Maybe it's a gray market lens or something but he just seemed sketchy. Sooo I'm not going to get this one.
     
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    at 8 years old - grey market makes no difference anymore. grey market has only to dow tih warranty, which this lens does not have.

    However, 700 bucks is still alot of money and his nervousness would make me too nervous to want to do business no matter how sweet the deal
     
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    Good to know.

    But yah, something was off with the dude.
     
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    i wonder if anyone else besides me and you noticed that
     
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    opps typo
     

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