Places to buy used lenses

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Westside guy, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    Hi,

    I've decided I want to pick up a Nikkor 70-180mm lens, which of course isn't made anymore. I'm monitoring KEH's website, eBay, and my local Craigslist; but I'm wondering if there are other places people have found to be good sources for used lenses.

    I've seen two on sale this week. One is on Adorama right now, but seems significantly overpriced. The other one is currently on eBay, but is being sold by a pawnshop "no returns" with a description obviously written by a non-photographer. :D I'm not in any hurry, so I know I'll eventually be able to pick one up; but any guidance you can provide will be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    I think KEH allows you to sign up for an email alert. This gets you notified before the item shows up on the web page I believe.

    Other than that I think you have it pretty well covered.

    Greg
     
  3. Westside guy thread starter macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    That's pretty cool - thanks for the heads up! I didn't know about that feature. It looks like you can only sign up for notification regarding lenses that they know are coming in; but that's great.
     
  4. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Nikonians is ok, I'd probably just Google, then check the site out though, for lenses that don't move often you're at the mercy of where the seller thinks is a good place.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    The Nikon specific forums are good places. One is nikoncafe.com and then there is Nikonians as well. I think both required that you post a lrge number of messages before they allow you into the fore sale section. Just like macrumors.com does. Go over there and post some WTB ads.
     

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