Good idea to buy used lens?

MyJohnson

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Dec 29, 2008
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What do you guys think about buying used lens?

I'm looking to get a nikkor 60mm/2.8 and can't decided between getting a new one with the 5 year warranty or just get a used one with no warranty.

Is the warranty needed on lens generally?
 

stratusfearrr

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buy from adorama, and purchase a warranty with it. I think the warranty to go with my used 80-200 2.8 was through mack camera, for like 30 bucks. I've used adorama alot and their used ratings are great. An e- sb600 looks brand new!

Goodluck!
 

photogdude

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Mar 25, 2011
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nothing wrong with used. keh camera has a lot of used, and they have been around forever. try Houston camera exchange on richmond, they have quite a few used stuff also.
 

howardc

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Well, the lens is one of those components which are really taken cared of as they are very sensitive. So if the person you are going to buy from looked after it, then there would be no problem taking the purchase. But if you buy it from someone you are not familiar with, you can go ahead and do some checks first but you should not encounter problems with using a used one, in my opinion.
 
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