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post #1 of 20
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Just like the title says I am looking for a new lens and want to know what the OCN equivalent is.

I going to go to the NYC store but I'm not seeing any real deals.

Thanks
post #2 of 20
KEH is a great place online. They have great prices and their rating is very conservative. Bargain grade stuff is usually in a good to very good condition.

Adorama, B&H are great as well. A little more expensive though.

Now Photography on the Net (POTN) and Fred Miranda (FM) forums are good as well. POTN is almost completely Canon oriented though.
    
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I have bought a few items on ebay. All were good deals. Lenses usually get bids that raise the cost to comparable to B&H.
    
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Aweseom, thanks guys. Man things really hold their value.

Of topic what is the range of actuations for a used body?
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Depends on the body... The 1D series are rated for like 100K shutter releases if I remember correctly.

Anything under 30K is pretty mint.
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1D/s-1DIIn = 200k, 1DIII and newer are 300k. My 1DIIn is running at 230, shoots fine. I wouldn't care about shutter actuations, it might die the next shot or run for 100 years. And I buy basically exclusively from FM.
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Depends on the body... The 1D series are rated for like 100K shutter releases if I remember correctly.

Anything under 30K is pretty mint.
Actually 200k for 1D/s MK1 and MKII, 300k for the rest of the 1D series. The XXD series is rated for 100K, XD is 150K and the Rebels vary from 50k to 100k.

Anything below half life would be decent, because shutters can fail much before or much after their rated life expectancy.
    
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Nice - I am sick of waiting for the 5D Mark III so I'm looking for a Mark II. All of the ones I am finding are like $150 off the bestbuy price....

Also looking to grab a 24-70L
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Actually best buy is selling 5D2s online (body only ) for 2149 as of right now..
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Yeah i saw that, I'm gonna grab it - just waiting for my stupid card to come for the 18 mo interest free
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