Would you pay $150 for this lens?

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    I found a guy selling this lens on Craigslist. He was offering it with an N100 for $250. I asked him if he would part with the lens and he said he would sell it for $150. I plan on buying it, if it is in good condition. Just hard to know since it is discontinued. Anyone personally own this or used it?

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    I paid a lot more than that used for canon. I paid $250.
     
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    yeah, 150 for that is pretty good if it's in good shape.
     
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    Yeah, as long as everything looks ok I plan to get it. Any tips on what to look for?
     
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    Seems about right. I wouldn't pay any more for it.
     
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    To go to manual mode, you have to do 2 things. Change the setting on the lens to Manual, then you need to slide the barrel to Manual. I am not sure what will happen if it is set to AF and the barrel is not set to manual focus and you turn it while it is attached to the camera. But I do know if the barrel is set to AF, turning it wont do anything (rotates freely).
     
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    Thanks Schwetty.
     
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    i would put hands on it and take some shots with it and make sure that it is good and works before buying it
     
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    Yes, I do plan to mount it and take several shots
     
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    I wouldnt as I love my Tamron to much. But if I didnt already have that 150 seems like a real good deal. Hell, I would probably buy it and then sell if for 250-300 on Amazon.com lol
     
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    it is super duper loud though. I wouldnt be comfortable shooting with it when it is dead silence in a church LOL.
     

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