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I'm looking for one to complement my 17-40L but the Wex and Amazon prices are a bit steep (nearly nine hundred quid). I've bought cameras from ebay before now and they've been fine, but somehow I'd be worried about buying a lens of this quality from that kind of source. What's the experience of others?
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Curve ball answer but Tesco vouchers can be redeemed for jessops vouchers, so if you have built up enough your lens is seemingly half price.
I would trust Wex and Amazon.
Martins Cameras is even cheaper at £739 and I bought my 70-200 f4LIS from them with very good service.
You can sometimes find the lens a little cheaper from where a retailer has split it from a kit. It's exactly the same but it comes in a plain white box rather than the original red and white Canon box.
It's a brilliant lens I like mine very much.
Quote: You can sometimes find the lens a little cheaper from where a retailer has split it from a kit. It's exactly the same but it comes in a plain white box rather than the original red and white Canon box.
I got mine from park camera's like that.
Would recommend Ian Kerso's site. excellent value and service. Currently priced at £679 I believe.
MPB Photographic have some used ones at about £670. You can buy from them in total confidence.
Thanks folks, that's really helpful. I've looked at the link provided by Munro and that looks good. Obviously a 'white box' job but brand new nonetheless.
Anybody heard of this lot/deal? Found it on ebay.
Never heard of hugosaleshop before but if I click on their name for more seller information, the seller is listed as being in US but the item is in Sussex. No idea what is going on there but for the saving available (a little over 10% from Ian Kerso's site) I would not go with them but that is me being ultra-cautious and I prefer to pay by credit card for big-ticket items because of the additional protection. They do have a good rating and googling the name does not bring up a string of 'thieving ******'-type comments.
That's good advice, Mike, kind of what I was thinking myself.
Don't forget Ian Kerso's source is US based. Not heard of any problems though !
just received my 24-105mm lens. now looking forward to getting out and about and using it. thanks to everyone who posted useful comments. for anyone who is interested,i bought it from einfinity1,it was £320 cheaper than high street shops and didn't come in a white box.
who are einfinity1?
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