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    Default how to choose a used lens?

    I'm eyeing a used nikon AF-S 70-200 VR lens from a store at peninsula.
    but how do I check the lens, what do i need to look for other than the usual (try it out on my camera, inspect the lens etc.)? any tips & tricks to make sure it's not faulty?

    with the same price, I'm still considering the used Nikon lens vs. a new Sigma. any thoughts?

    thanks.

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    Default Re: how to choose a used lens?

    Your question is so common, we have an entire guide in the Newbies Section:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=311048


    Please do try a search first next time.
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    Default Re: how to choose a used lens?

    1) Look through the lens (dismounted) and at a light source (or bring a torch light) so you can clearly see the front and rear elements (glass) with the maximum aperture. Remember to remove the front filter first.

    You gonna look through from the rear, push the aperture plate at the rear it will open up the aperture blade. You look in from the rear, point the torch from the front. The rest just look through the link is kinda cover everything you need.
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    Default Re: how to choose a used lens?

    thanks v.much guys.
    i tried to search for it but i guess i didn't put in the correct tag.
    anyway, thanks again.

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    Default Re: how to choose a used lens?

    And also, the price in BnS is lower than shops outside

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    Try to bring along a friend who can help you check if you're not confident.
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    Must bring led torch light!!!
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