Canon 80-200 F2.8L

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I found for sale used this lens which comes with a Kenko 2x C-AF1 tele converter and various filters for $600.

I cant find too much information about it other than people call it "The Magic Drain Pipe" I mean it is an L series, can I go wrong? I was really saving for the 70-200 F2.8 IS, but this saves me like $1000 and comes with some extras.

Anyone here have any info on it or experience with it???? It will go on my 40D

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I almost bought this lens one time (on E-Bay). I've read some good things about it but I've never actually seen one.

It's probably a pretty good lens and might be a good deal (for the right price)...but it's going to be an old lens and might have some signs of age.
 
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Here is the only problem with the lens....do you see this as a "major" problem?? Its the small split in the rubber. Looks like they may have glued it.

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As always, thanks Big Mike.

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As long as the zoom & focus are still smooth, then I wouldn't say it's a major problem.
 
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I decided to pass. I realized that this would be a temp lens, meaning that I would still want the 70-200 F2.8IS and anything I buy in the meantime would be a compromise.

I also found out for sure that Canon wont service them at all and have no parts. Since this one already has a problem in the rubber I used my better judgment.

Thanks for the feedback. If I found a clean copy I would buy it though.

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