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jim allison wrote:
Hi Ben V,
I don't think you really know what you are talking about. Just because you are willing to buy a used lens for 10% less then a new one, doesn't mean that other people will also do so. By the way,all lenses,unless they are red hot and hard to get, depreciate at least 20% the moment they are driven off the lot. Off brand lenses, excluding Zeiss, depreciate even more. Sigma depreciates the most because of it's reputation for greater variation from copy to copy and the risk of that variation that the buyer assumes.I'm not a fanboy of any product as Joe Friday would say"those are just the facts." I don't know what you do for a living, but I was a rep and sales manager in the wholesale photo equipment industry.I started working as a Nikon tech rep in 1970, before that I worked in retail camera stores from the age of fifteen.I have probably bought and sold, for my own personal use, in excess of 100,000 worth of equipment over my life time,so I have a bit of expertise in this area.
I'd like to see where you get your 'facts' from that Sigma depreciates the most. Opinions are not facts. Look at the sold items here on FM boards. I hate to inform you, but glass takes a loss ('almost' like everything else), but its just a piece of glass, there's not much newer technology to put into it. The Sigma 50 1.4 is $449 brand new. It sells for (on the b/s section) for $350. So your telling me in 3 years, its going to drop further? Unless someone scratches it, or damages the lens, it won't drop anymore.
So again, please provide me some 'facts', link me to something solid, give me some real examples other than 'you worked in a store'. I've worked in retail as well.