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So how would I go looking for old lenses? I know the EF mount has been with us since the 80s and unfortunately, I don't shoot Nikon (F mount, been around forever).

I am getting tired of the my focal range (24-80mm) and wish to pursue some other focal length but the new lenses are wayyyy too much money for me right now. Any recommendations to experiment on?
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You're kind of limited in options.

- L lenses, but the ones worth getting retain their value quite well. Or go up in value (Canon 50mm f/1L)
- All the other lenses really aren't worth mentioning.

And there's also the issue of parts breaking and not being able to get it fixed. So in the long run it may be better to pay extra for a lens that's still in production.
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The best Canon lenses are newer unfortunately, barring the "legendary" old L lenses like the 50 f/1 L or the 200 f/1.8.

If you want older lenses, they won't be cheap, unless you want to fiddle with FD mount lenses, which don't adapt well from what I hear.
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
You're kind of limited in options.

- L lenses, but the ones worth getting retain their value quite well. Or go up in value (Canon 50mm f/1L)
- All the other lenses really aren't worth mentioning.

And there's also the issue of parts breaking and not being able to get it fixed. So in the long run it may be better to pay extra for a lens that's still in production.


don't lie marin there are a few lenses out there that can be quite decent without carrying the L tag and I believe you know it
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