Broken 70-200mm F2.8 IS

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    There is a canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS on Ebay and I was wondering if I bought it, and sent it to canon how much would they charge me to fix it? Would it be worth it to buy it over a used 2.8 non IS? Thanks
     
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    We would need to know what the broken aspect is to give you a solid answer. Not knowing what is broken I would say you would be better off paying a little more for a well kept lens but...
     
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    Wow, now that is broken....I thought maybe IS failure or something technical....I don't think Canon would fix it personally but I could be wrong.

    I would only get that if I alredy had one with a damaged glass element, but that is just my two cents.
     
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    I wouldn't touch that... Manufacturers won't fix everything
     
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    hahaha...

    WWWWWWWWWWWOW. Yeah, walk away from that one.
     
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    Dam I was hoping I could get a great deal on it and then ship it out and get it fixed. Well. Looks like I need to stop dreaming, and get a piece of crap lens that still works. Anybody know a good place to buy used lenses? Such as a 70-200mm F2.8 for like $700? I can't find many, only a couple on ebay and non on craigslist near me.
     
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    are you kidding???? repairable for less than $30????

    You obviously can't afford this item....
     
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    If you really want a 70-200 f/2.8 try the sigma 70-200 f/2.8. It retails for $800 new and you can pick them up for as low as 500-600 used if you search enough. Either that or step down a notch and grab the canon 70-200 f/4 which is brand new for $600.

    Nick
     
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    :lol::lmao::lol::lmao:
    When you said broken, I thought maybe the autofocus didn't work.
     
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