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Archive 2012 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?
  
 
cohenxa
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


All in the title...I always want to try this lens...a friend of a friend suggest $650 but the lens is from the "first" batch...is it worth it?


Nov 09, 2012 at 05:17 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


I would say yes


Nov 09, 2012 at 05:23 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


Most likely, yes.

But what's the condition? I mean, if it's pretty beat up, why don't you pay a little more for one in like new condition. It took me weeks before I could sell my UY 135L at the price that I wanted ($800). And I've seen something lower.

If it's in good condition and it works perfectly, why not? You're not gonna lose much. It's not gonna be that difficult to resell it $600+ if you decide to part with it.



Nov 09, 2012 at 05:38 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


If it works YES!!!! Even regardless of the physical condition.


Nov 09, 2012 at 05:52 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


A steal if the lens is in EX condition plus its accessories w/ box. You can get $850 like new one


Nov 09, 2012 at 06:06 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


cohenxa wrote:
All in the title...I always want to try this lens...a friend of a friend suggest $650 but the lens is from the "first" batch...is it worth it?


It's not the years it's the mileage, my 135L is years old but pristine.

As it was a new lens back then I would say you actually have slightly more chance of getting a good one.



Nov 09, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Yohan Pamudji
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


I have one from 1999 that still works flawlessly. If this lens is similar I'd pay $650 for it.


Nov 09, 2012 at 06:47 PM
 

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Chuck Fry
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


The EF 135/2 L is derived from the old FD 135/2. Canon has lots of experience at this focal length. I wouldn't hesitate.


Nov 09, 2012 at 11:14 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


Mine is about 8 years old and still like new in shots, no MA is required. Best L for $ I ever paid


Nov 10, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


Another vote: Hell yes!

This is a lens that continues to be stunning, and you never hear bad things about. Mine is a little younger than that, but I was the original owner... and it's the sharpest lens I own. AF as fast and accurate as the day it came out of the box.

Notably with primes (less to move around/go wrong), specially with good ones, I don't really care how old it is unless there's a remarkable reason. Hell, my 1968-ish FL 55mm f/1.2 is still a stunner. Talk about old.



Nov 10, 2012 at 01:11 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


Yes, no question about this. Even if AF breaks, you can still easily get it repaired for this price of the used lens.


Nov 10, 2012 at 01:33 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


I'll buy it if I didn't have one already.


Nov 10, 2012 at 04:04 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


I bought one for $600 last year, it was a little newer and near mint. As long as the lens is working OK, get it. If it needs repairs, you can do better.


Nov 10, 2012 at 11:11 PM
garydavidjones
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 135L for $650 from 1998...good deal?


Has been as low as $929 from Abesofmaine.com
with free shipping for brand new 135 L
within last year or so.



Nov 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM





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