Canon Wide angle lens

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Barnzee, May 23, 2011.

  1. Barnzee macrumors regular

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    So I decided to go ahead and pick up the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens because I don't see myself buying a full size sensor camera anytime in the near future.

    I was considering buying this lens used. would you guys reccommend buying one used? or would I be better off getting this thing new?
     
  2. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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    If you can find it used, go for it. Stay away from ebay, only deal locally with craigslist for camera lenses.
     
  3. throne macrumors newbie

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    Used is definitely the way to go. Just make sure that you bring your camera to test it out if buying locally.
     
  4. Eaton Photos macrumors regular

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    I recommend buying Used. For Canon Lenses, there are a pair of Forum B&S Boards, I will suggest to you. Craigslist is an option, but make sure your not getting burned price wise. From my experience, quite a few people that sell camera gear on CL, tend to price Lenses & Bodies, within 10% of New Prices, b/c they are not aware of what the Used Market dictates.

    I have been buying & selling on the following boards for the past 5 years. I have yet to have a bad experience or bad transaction.

    Fred Miranda B&S: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/board/10

    Photo On The Net B&S: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=88

    Neither board requires anything other than a Free Membership, to buy gear. If you ever decide to sell gear, FM requires either an Image Upload or B&S Subscription.
     
  5. Anvil Image macrumors member

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    I'll second Photography on the Net... The classifieds there are extensive and move fast. A lot of ads get posted there and you need to jump on a deal fast when you see it.

    Also, check into the Sigma 10-20mm lens for crop bodies. It's a great value for the money and is capable of turning out excellent images.
     
  6. rebby macrumors 6502

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    Another vote for POTN. I got my 10-22 there and it was practically new.
     
  7. tinman0 macrumors regular

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    I'd buy used on Ebay without a problem. Just check feedback as per normal.

    (Btw, if you haven't bought already, check the Tokina 11-16 - stunning build quality, wider aperture, and very sharp).
     
  8. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    another vote for FM. I have been on there for 6 + years and never have had a problem. I have had both the 10-22mm and the Sigma 10-20mm. They are close in optics. Build quality, I think the Sigma is better and optically I would give the nod to Sigma as well. Of course Sigmas' variant of lenses (QC) is hit and miss, more so than Canon.
     

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