Canon 70-200 f/4 L used prices?

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  1. JBLoudG20

    JBLoudG20 TPF Noob!

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    What price range should I be looking at for this lens? I can get it new for $595 on Amazon.

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    I would highly recommend getting the IS version. not only does it have the best IS canon makes (4 stops worth I believe), but it's also sharper than the non-is version.
     
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    Its too far out of reach. I need to replace my crappy sigma 70-300, and the f/4L is, IMO my best option for the price.
     
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    I'd keep saving... it would be worth the wait. I see f/4 non IS lenses on Craigslist from time to time here in south florida... I don't remember how much they're going for.
     
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    I went with the Canon 70-300 IS instead of the f/4 without IS. When I hit 150mm +, I tend to require the IS on these cameras. I'm keeping the 70-300 for a while, as its a great copy, until I can save up for an IS'ed 70-200 (2.8 or 4, still undecided)

    If its new at $600, then used shouldnt be too far behind as its a great lens that retains its market value.
     
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    I think the 70-300 might be a better idea than the 70-200 f/4 without IS. As long as you're not cropping (which the extra hundred mm should more than preclude) you'll be better off.
     
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    I think mine was around $450 from adorama. I can't remember exactly.
     
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    Everything I read about the 70-200 f/4 is great. You seem to think its pretty bad, no?

    FWIW, I almost always have my camera on my manfrotto when I'm shooting longer than about 150.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    I don't think it's a bad lens... I just think you might be able to do better for the money. I'm not going to lie though, having a lens that doesn't move when you zoom or focus is really nice.
     
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    got mine for CDN$577 shipped.

    a lot of my photography has fast moving metal objects so IS doesn't really help there.
     
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    Thanks I'll think about it a bit more, but I've got the 'L' bug ;)
     

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