1st July 2005, 07:38 PM
is 2nd hand lense worth buying?
Many of the so-called "mint" condition or "brand new" 2nd hand lense for sale as priced almost the same as brand new lense which we get from the shop.
does it made economic sense to buy 2nd hand "mint set" for just a difference of $20?
my expectation of anything 2nd hand must at least have a 20 to 30% depreciation. Just a personal opinion.
Last edited by bingyan; 1st July 2005 at 07:42 PM.
1st July 2005, 10:24 PM
2nd July 2005, 03:20 AM
2nd July 2005, 09:37 AM
I like 2nd hand. Also got no problems admitting I bought something 2nd hand (some think it is shameful).
You must know what you are buying. Savings can be a lot. If $30 saving, forget it and buy new.
2nd July 2005, 10:59 AM
Happy owner of two 2nd hand lens, I am.
2nd July 2005, 07:53 PM
I always buy used, but off course the price difference must be there......and you need to know what you are buying.
2nd July 2005, 10:03 PM
For 2nd hand canon L lenses you're probably looking at 10% or max 20% lesser than new... I think that applies to the nikon Trinity and some really good ones too..
Originally Posted by bingyan
2nd July 2005, 10:50 PM
ur PM replied. hope u'll get ur $$'s worth!
2nd July 2005, 11:33 PM
Bought a cracked mount lens for 100 hoping that I could get it fixed. its totall usable, just needs more care.
2nd July 2005, 11:35 PM
because technology moving so fast, I have up to now mostly bought digital cameras in 2nd hand market.......because i cannot take the pain of the depreciation rate of digital cameras as a first hand owner