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canon ef 24-105mm f/4.0l is usm


KingBee e2
8 398 2 Scotland
21 Aug 2012 4:27PM
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 e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 4:36PM
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 e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 4:41PM
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 11 4.6k 36 England
21 Aug 2012 4:50PM
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 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 4:54PM
It's a brilliant lens I like mine very much.
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 4:57PM

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 6 39 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 7:43PM
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-usm-autofocus-lens-white-box/
steve_p 9 1.1k England
21 Aug 2012 8:13PM
MPB Photographic have some used ones at about 670. You can buy from them in total confidence.
KingBee e2
8 398 2 Scotland
22 Aug 2012 7:41AM
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 e2
8 398 2 Scotland
23 Aug 2012 3:21PM
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 3:55PM
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 e2
8 398 2 Scotland
23 Aug 2012 4:52PM
That's good advice, Mike, kind of what I was thinking myself.

Cheers.
steve_p 9 1.1k England
23 Aug 2012 7:58PM
Don't forget Ian Kerso's source is US based. Not heard of any problems though !
24 Aug 2012 11:53AM
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.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 12:14PM
who are einfinity1?

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