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What lens(es) have you sold, only to buy again.. and again.

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by broncophil, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 23, 2010
    For me it was the 20 1.7 - Everytime I tell my self the focus is too slow I would buy it again a couple months later. I think I went through 3 copies of it. I dont have it now cause I have the 25.
     
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  2. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2010
    Tulsa, moving to Houston
    Duke
    Same, I keep switching between the 20 and 25, only to wind up regretting either decision... Have them both right now and I like them both a lot, just can't figure out which one to sell. #firstworldproblems
     
  3. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 6, 2012
    Canada
    Never had this problem. I buy something I need and not want. Sell the overlaps to fund it.
     
  4. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Had the 20 three times. Hopefully not a fourth with the 17 on order.
     
  5. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    I'm getting the 20 1.7 for my forth time now. Due this week.

    I think I will likely rebuy a 100-300 at some point.

    I have bought the PL25 twice, though I currently don't have it.

    The 9-18 I buy and sell, because for me it's a specialty lens. I only use it around summer vacation time.
     
  6. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    OM 28mm f2.8
     
  7. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 6, 2012
    Canada
    For those of you that buy specialty lenses for just a short while, have you considered renting?
     
  8. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Why sell? They're different focal lengths....
     
  9. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hahahahaah I think you will get the same reply from most of us .It was Panny 20 mm which I sold twice and bought it again and same with PL25 1.4 and now I have both.
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  10. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Honestly, if you buy a lens used, it's cheaper than renting. You can usually sell it on for relatively minimal additional cost. Camera bodies I tend to purchase new, most lenses I've purchased second hand, and could probably sell for within 50 bucks of what I paid for them (both Canon and MFT).
     
  11. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2010
    Tulsa, moving to Houston
    Duke
    This exactly! I've never understood why people pay ~$100 to rent a lens for a week or so when you can buy the lens used and either not lose money or even make money.