WTB Nikon 24-85 VR

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  1. nerwin

    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    So I'm looking for a mid-range zoom, settled on the 24-85 VR again...I keep going back to this lens. Gotta be a reason right? LOL. Anyways, after being restricted to only 20 1.8 and 50 1.8 glass, I really..really miss having a mid-range utility zoom.

    So if anyone has the 24-85 VR and no longer wants it, let me know. I'm interested.

    Thanks in advance!


     
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    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

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    I picked up a non-VR NIKKOR AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G IF-ED on ebay about 18 months ago for only about $225 shipped. Others can chime in, but I personally don't miss the VR on a mid-range focal length zoom.
     
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I need the VR for when I record video and since I often find myself in low light...VR is incredibly useful. I can get the VR on eBay for about $300. But I figured I'd ask here first anyways. Can't hurt!

    This will literally be my 3rd timing owning one lol.
     
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    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have one, but it seems to glued onto the front of my camera. :D
     
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Well nothing 3M adhesive remover can't fix!!!

    I found a good deal from a seller on eBay. Made an offer for $250. I can't pass that opportunity up.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    So much for lens mounts. File those tabs off and just use Glue !!
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Well I decided to buy the 24-85 VR off a eBay seller. The deal was awesome, I had to take it. I originally offered $250 BUT I saw there was several other competing bids and I didn't want to take a chance losing out on this over $30 . So I paid $290 shipped. I can't complain. It's cheaper because there is no box and I'm fine with that for this lens. But other than that, it's basically brand new and he said it's a really really sharp copy. So we'll see. It will be nice to have a utility zoom once again and I can get back into making YouTube videos as the lens situation was mainly holding me back because either the 20mm was TOO wide or the 50mm was too long.
     
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    Did you check KEH.com, BH Photo used department, Adorama used, and Amazon used?

    I love my AF 24-85 mm f/2.8-4D and use it's 1:2 macro capability often. I got it used through Amazon. The seller was in Korea.
     
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    Yeah, more than what I wanted to spend. I paid $290 for one in like new condition lol. KEH wants $299 for bargin one.
     
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Well I got the lens and looks like I'll be trying to return it to seller. This is THE worst copy I have ever had.

    I took a shot outside in bright daylight at 1/500th, f/8 and ISO 100 and throughout the ENTIRE frame its blurry, but not motion blurry like just looks blurry because of what appears to be fuzziness and ghosting. Doesn't matter what f stop or focal length, it's all crap. I compared it to my other copy I owned before and that lens was tack sharp edge to edge. There is definitely something wrong. It's garbage. Hope he'll give me a refund, if not...I know eBay will.
     
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    I agree. There is something wrong with it.

    It would appear that not all sellers on eBay are totally honest.
     
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    When I got it, the lens was bulging out of box as well. I'm surprised it wasn't broken when I got it!

    Also it had a knock of lens hood which is my fault because I didn't notice it but its concerning because maybe he dropped the lens and it broke the orginal hood and so he replaced it with a knock off. He probably just misplaced it...but how do I know that?

    I'm a little bummed. Hopefully he'll accept the return if not, eBay will step in.
     

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