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    I have been offered this lens ?

    I have been offered this lens for $400 what do you think guys do i go for it or not?

    Canon 70-200mm f4 L lens

    Has small fault where focusing sometimes sticks at the 2 metre mark. It can be freed by turning the focus ring. If the focus limiting switch is set to the 3 metre to infinity setting the fault does not cause a problem. Otherwise the lens works perfectly, giving very sharp, high quality pictures.
    Comes with lens hood, caps and case.
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    Seems like the price is good if you can live with the fault. I would guess it would cost heaps to fix so if you're thinking of that with a new one @ $1249.00.
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    Is it the IS or non IS ?? You can buy the non IS version for about $750 brand new. The one Pete alluded to would be the IS version.
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    thinking of that with a new one @ $1249.00
    non IS version for about $750 brand new.
    You blokes must be a lot better than I am at finding cheap prices. I get about $1,580 and $1,000

    It is always a risk to buy faulty goods as you never know when the fault will suddenly get worse - it happens!
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    Ah yes -- I forgot. Someone I do not deal with - ever - even though I do go grey market at times.

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    It is a super duper bargain at that price.
    Cheers and best to the purchase!
    Last edited by RaoulIsidro; 01-08-2010 at 10:40am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverlander View Post
    Ah yes -- I forgot. Someone I do not deal with - ever - even though I do go grey market at times.
    Whys that ?? I have had nothing but very positive service from them.

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    At that price,grab it,even with the fault it`s a bargain,might not cost that much to fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverlander View Post
    Ah yes -- I forgot. Someone I do not deal with - ever - even though I do go grey market at times.
    In my opinion they're brilliant, spent a considerable amount of money with them and have been very happy every single time
    Living the dream...

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    that fault is similar to the one I had on the 50 1.4, lasted about 6 months, then the USM broke completely and I cannot focus with it at all, not even MF.

    I've been quoted $200 to $300 to fix, so not worth it for my lens, but probably worth it for yours, if you buy it.
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    ok folks its a non IS version lens is still a good buy? i just dont know what to do.Its risk but could pay off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by britinozz View Post
    ok folks its a non IS version lens is still a good buy? i just dont know what to do.Its risk but could pay off.
    well, a little above half price, I have had 2 of these and both hated being switched to the minimum focus mode so this could be all that's wrong with the one you've been offered? On the other hand, I have knowingly bought a Canon lens when the seller warned me that it had an auto-focus problem, thought I would be able to sort it out but in the end no joy
    Buyer beware I think
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    if you really want that specific lens brit ... I would pay the extra 350 odd bucks and get a new one personally.

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    It is only a bargain if it works perfectly. At that price I think would be a fare price for a second hand model but needs to operate correctly. What caused the problem? Dropped? Very bitter taste in mouth if it doesn,t turn out OK.

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