Is this a fair trade? 17-55 2.8 for a 80-200 2.8 AF-S

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  1. pantherphoto1

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    I have a Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AF-S I'm considering trading for a Nikon 17-55 f/2.8.

    My lens has a few cosmetic blemishes on the barrel, but perfect optics, the 17-55 is mint.

    Is this a pretty fair trade? I feel like if mine were mint condition he'd be getting the better deal, but since mine has a few blemishes, it's pretty even.

    PS yes I know it's a DX lens.. I shoot DX.


     
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    They are both selling for about $900-1100 on ebay right now. The 17-55 actually tends to bring in a little more money than the 80-200 most of the time, so I'd say that you're getting the better deal, but not by very much at all. They are pretty equal in value.
     
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    Thanks! It's hard to figure out what the af-s actually goes for, because people tend to list the wrong model in auctions, getting af-d and af-s confused all the time
     
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    I actually read your post as it being an AF-D, because the AF-S is so rare, you hardly ever see them. When I do see them they are usually still only at about $950-1150, most people don't even know they ever made an AF-S version because they made it for such a short time period. I've NEVER seen one sell for more than $1150, and I watch ebay pretty closely. The 17-55 goes for about the same amount as the AF-S, and only very slightly more than the AF-D.

    As long as it's a good trade for you practically, and the 17-55 will meet your style and needs better than the 80-200, then yes, it is indeed a good trade.
     

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