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06-14-2013, 03:35 PM   #16
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I have had many good deals on Goodwill, a few bad lenses and cameras. My best GW deal was an Auto Sears MC 50mm f/1.7 (Cosina) for $10 shipped. Another good deal, a Super Program, A 50/1.8, A 28/2.8, A 135/2.8, & AF 160T flash for $190 shipped.

Unfortunately those kinds of deals are few and far between on GW now. Too many eBay speculators...

My last eBay deal was a LX with M 40-80, M 80-200/4.5 and AF 280T flash for $240 shipped. It does need a CLA though.

The LX was listed as "May have a shutter sync problem". I knew that it just didn't have batteries...

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06-14-2013, 03:39 PM   #17
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I have bought a couple of cheap lenses on line, one good, one not so good. Like anything, nothing beats a brick and mortar store, and shipping on low cost lenses can exceed the value of the lens. You should insist on US parcel post, and refuse UPS if you are outside the US because they charge additional customs clearance fees on receipt, even though you think you are paying full shipping in the salenprice
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I have bought old Zeiss lenses on Ebay. Just screen your sellers. I only used sellers with high ratings. There were good pictures of the lenses (including serial numbers) and any questions I had were answered fully. The lenses were exactly as described and the service was excellent in all cases.

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