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KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8333 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 4:27 PM

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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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53675 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 4:36 PM

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.
http://www.tesco.com/clubcard/deals/product.aspx?R=1979

also http://camerapricebuster.com/.

mikehit
mikehit  56742 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 4:41 PM

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.

justin c
justin c  104537 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 4:50 PM

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.

User_Removed
21 Aug 2012 - 4:54 PM

It's a brilliant lens I like mine very much.

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53675 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2012 - 4:57 PM


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.

Munro
Munro  639 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 - 7:43 PM

Would recommend Ian Kerso's site. excellent value and service. Currently priced at 679 I believe.

http://www.flashcamera.co.uk/canon-zoom-wide-angle-telephoto-ef-24-105mm-f-4l-is...

steve_p
steve_p  91098 forum posts England
21 Aug 2012 - 8:13 PM

MPB Photographic have some used ones at about 670. You can buy from them in total confidence.

KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8333 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 7:41 AM

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.

KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8333 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 3:21 PM

Anybody heard of this lot/deal? Found it on ebay.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-CANON-EF-24-105MM-F-4L-USM-ZOOM-LENS-F4L-/32096132...

mikehit
mikehit  56742 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 3:55 PM

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.

Your call.

KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8333 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 4:52 PM

That's good advice, Mike, kind of what I was thinking myself.

Cheers.

steve_p
steve_p  91098 forum posts England
23 Aug 2012 - 7:58 PM

Don't forget Ian Kerso's source is US based. Not heard of any problems though !

TobesOfHades
24 Aug 2012 - 11:53 AM

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.

Last Modified By TobesOfHades at 24 Aug 2012 - 11:54 AM
mikehit
mikehit  56742 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 12:14 PM

who are einfinity1?

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