Hi guys. My friend is offering me a Canon 200mm f2.8 L ii for $350.
when I shine flashlight from the lens mount side, I could see something look like a thin film/fog on one of the internal element near the lens mount side.
it's not on outer glass, but inside.
I don't think it's moisture since i've not taken it outside. I wonder if it's fungus.
Other than that, it is in very good condition. IS it worth it? Or should i save little more and buy one from Canon refurbished?
Tell him you'll give him $500 for it if he sends it to Canon for a professional cleaning and it comes back with a clean bill of health.
BTW, I assume you mean a 70-200mm f/2.8L. I never heard of a 200mm f/2.8L prime.
Thanks, Robert. It is the prime lens. I guess it is quiet old or just not popular. I do like it. Focus is fast and light weight. It was on Canon Refurbished site for $599 but everytime i checked, it's out of stock.
That is an older Canon L series lens and it is build like a tank! It is black, not Canon white. The body of this lens is metal and some plastic. It has the old style built in “slide out” lens hood. The lens suffers from a little CA, but nothing that can not be corrected in LR.
A mint copy should be in the $400 to $500 range. But what you are seeing is likely multi-coating. Sometimes it isn't applied evenly or has faded away a bit.
I would guess Canon will not service it but you might call. If it is fungus, pass it by. It's not worth $350.