Canon Community Canon Community
 


Reply
Honored Contributor
Posts: 5,608
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Lens for 7D Mark II


cas1963 wrote:

There’s actually a refurb 24-105 IS II  available on canon’s Black Friday sale.  Refurb is good as new, yes?


Are you sure it was the Mark II version of the lens?  I tried to visit the Refurb site a couple of times over the weekend, but it was down, probably due to traffic volume.  That lens is still a little too new to be available as a Refurbished Lens, IMHO.

 

The EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM is a pretty good lens.  My only complaints are that it creeps.  If you tilt the camera, then the zoom range setting may change.  Not a major issue, but an annoyance when I am removing, or replacing, the camera with a mounted lens in a bag.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"I don't rent software. I use Photoshop CS6, ACR 9.8 and Lightroom 6.8 ."
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎10-08-2015

Re: Lens for 7D Mark II

Yes, it’s definitely the new one, which brings up another question I had but didn’t ask, why would something so new already be in the refurb store?
Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,832
Registered: ‎02-26-2015

Re: Lens for 7D Mark II

Someone, bought it tried it one day and returned, it so it is no longer 'new'.
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 3,798
Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: Lens for 7D Mark II


cas1963 wrote:
Yes, it’s definitely the new one, which brings up another question I had but didn’t ask, why would something so new already be in the refurb store?

Somebody buys it, but when he opens the box, he realizes that it's an f/4. He hadn't actually read the specs and had assumed it was f/2.8. So he sends it back to the store. Now they can't resell it as new, so they send it back to Canon, where it's inspected and tested and the fingerprints are wiped off. Then it goes tto the refurb store. Something like that.

Bob
Boston, Massachusetts USA
VIP
Posts: 8,242
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: Lens for 7D Mark II

"...why would something so new already be in the refurb store?"

 

Really not a concern as it has the full Canon warranty.  Since it is tested and inspected, again, by a human, some say they are better.

A lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎10-08-2015

Re: Lens for 7D Mark II

One more question, the original of this lens is also available as refurb, and about 200 less than the new refurb....should I consider the older model?

Honored Contributor
Posts: 5,608
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Lens for 7D Mark II


ebiggs1 wrote:

"...why would something so new already be in the refurb store?"

 

Really not a concern as it has the full Canon warranty.  Since it is tested and inspected, again, by a human, some say they are better.


I’m just surprised that they would have enough stock to sell it in the refurb store.  I think having a human inspection of used gear is the only way to go.  Sure, they may use a test jig, but it is better than “eyeballing” it.  “No scratches, it passes.”

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"I don't rent software. I use Photoshop CS6, ACR 9.8 and Lightroom 6.8 ."
Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,832
Registered: ‎02-26-2015

Re: Lens for 7D Mark II


cas1963 wrote:

One more question, the original of this lens is also available as refurb, and about 200 less than the new refurb....should I consider the older model?


NO!

 

VIP
Posts: 8,242
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: Lens for 7D Mark II

"...200 less than the new refurb....should I consider the older model?"

 

I would prefer the newer model but the older one has worked for many years for more people than any other "L" lens.  It is the "L" that many folks start with and has been for years.

A lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
powered by Lithium

LIKE US on Facebook FOLLOW US on Twitter WATCH US on YouTube CONNECT WITH US on Linkedin WATCH US on Vimeo FOLLOW US on Instagram SHOP CANON at the Canon Online Store
© Canon U.S.A., Inc.   |    Terms of Use   |    Privacy Statement