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Canon EF L IS USM 500 f/4 for sale
« on: August 03, 2020, 12:36:05 PM »
My lovely neighbour is now in his 70s and has given up sitting in hides for hours on end to get that one good wildlife shot.

As a result he has decided to sell his immaculate 500mm f/4 telephoto lens. It is in mint condition and comes not only with it's own carry case, but also with a heavy duty tripod to support it. Shipping would be extra depending on where it is sent.

Price €4000, currently around £3600. It cost him twice that so I don't think he would want to haggle, especially not with the tripod being part of the package.

So, it's a lot of money, but it is a bargain for what it is.

Please message me if you are interested, or if you know of anyone else who might be.


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Re: Canon EF L IS USM 500 f/4 for sale
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 10:30:37 PM »
No good for me as it won't fit a Nikon.  :P

At that price it's a bargain.  :tup:

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Re: Canon EF L IS USM 500 f/4 for sale
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2020, 08:05:53 AM »
Indeed Oldboy it's a very good price, especially as it is absolutely mint. He's the kind of guy who has a spreadsheet for the service intervals on his lawnmower :)
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Re: Canon EF L IS USM 500 f/4 for sale
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2020, 08:41:53 PM »
I'd love it - but the wife would kill me I think!

Also make a lovely 1000mm f8 with a 2x converter on - my 300mm with a 2x is fabulous.

Just looked at WEX - the Mk2 is over £9k - so indeed a bargain even if it is the mk1 - which I assume it is.
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Re: Canon EF L IS USM 500 f/4 for sale
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2020, 09:28:37 PM »
I'd love it - but the wife would kill me I think!

Also make a lovely 1000mm f8 with a 2x converter on - my 300mm with a 2x is fabulous.

Just looked at WEX - the Mk2 is over £9k - so indeed a bargain even if it is the mk1 - which I assume it is.

I'll check, but I do think it is a Mk1.

Don't suppose you know anyone elsse who might be interested? Your wife perhaps? Would make a wonderful anniversary or birthday present, and then you could borrow it . .   :legit:
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Re: Canon EF L IS USM 500 f/4 for sale
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 11:12:39 PM »


Don't suppose you know anyone elsse who might be interested? Your wife perhaps? Would make a wonderful anniversary or birthday present, and then you could borrow it . .   :legit:

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2020, 07:48:42 AM »
I did mention it was available. I got a grunt........  :o
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