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Offline iyeska_singer

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ISO Canon 70-200 f4 (non IS)
« on: September 29, 2014, 03:22:57 AM »
Looking to take the first step into L glass. Was hoping to pick up a gently used 70-200 for a reasonable price (read: close to what I told the wife I'd spend), if possible.
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Offline armychris

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Re: ISO Canon 70-200 f4 (non IS)
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 10:11:29 PM »
There is one on the Albuquerque craiglsist for $550. Not sure if he will ship it or not.

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/pho/4650394114.html

PS: I have seen this add up for a while so he may consider a lower amount.

Offline Doodle

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Re: ISO Canon 70-200 f4 (non IS)
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 06:50:42 AM »
That is a GREAT piece of glass, even used.  I hope you find one. 
Have you checked your local Craigslist for one?  It's always nice to be able to meet someone and actually test it out before buying. (does it focus quietly? clean glass? relatively few scratches?, etc)
It's nothing at all to find 1 or 2 of those in a search of about 50 miles or so from where you live.
Good luck!

P.S. getting one used from a site like B&H is also good since they have a return policy even on used glass.  It's where I bought my 100-400 (used) that I am using now.
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

Offline armychris

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Re: ISO Canon 70-200 f4 (non IS)
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2014, 11:00:13 AM »
That is a GREAT piece of glass, even used.  I hope you find one. 
Have you checked your local Craigslist for one?  It's always nice to be able to meet someone and actually test it out before buying. (does it focus quietly? clean glass? relatively few scratches?, etc)
It's nothing at all to find 1 or 2 of those in a search of about 50 miles or so from where you live.
Good luck!

P.S. getting one used from a site like B&H is also good since they have a return policy even on used glass.  It's where I bought my 100-400 (used) that I am using now.

That is always a good point and one that should be considered first in my opinion

Offline iyeska_singer

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Re: ISO Canon 70-200 f4 (non IS)
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 07:29:56 PM »
Went a different direction and bought the 24-105 f4 L. Maybe I'll work my way up to a longer telephoto, but for now, the IS clinched the deal. My hands just shake too much to try using a long lens with no IS.
How's this new lens for portraits? Friend of mine wNts me to do her kids' senior pictures- which would be my second actual paying gig! I have the nifty fifty on stand by. And the Tamron 17-50 f 2.8. And my Rokinon 85mm 1.4.
Etc et al.
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