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 Post subject: second hand 50mm f1.8
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:36 am 
guys is it wise to buy a second hand 50mm f1.8 lens ???

it is bought 7-8 months ago!!

he is askin half da price !!


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If he's taken care of it then maybe.

I take it that this sale isn't on eBay or a site where the buyer is offered protection against fraud?

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Half the price sounds good. Watching the prices on eBay they are sold for about 3/4 of the price usually.

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I would only buy lenses used if I could test them out first. If you can, check the AF in live view and then using normal AF. Set up your tripod and take the two shots changing nothing other than AF mode. If you see a difference in image quality, then the lens is not calibrated to your body properly and you will end up paying more than you could have saved by having to have it calibrated. That said, I have bought and sold used gear often and have now problems doing it again.

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