I have a question about a Canon ef 70-200 mm f/4 L USM zoom lens.

Discussion in 'Canon' started by mikey, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. mikey

    mikey Guest

    What do I do with it?

    (Go ahead, chuckle your head off, everybody else does.) :)

    Here¹s the deal. A few months ago a favorite uncle died. Long story
    short ­ I inherited a Canon ef 70-200 mm f/4 L USM with Lens Case and
    Lens Hood ­ that description from the box it came in. I take tons of
    photos and take my camera everywhere - probably why I got it ­ but with
    Digital mega-pixels, a Mac, and Photoshop, not film.

    My intention is to purchase a camera that goes with that lens, but
    don¹t want to be totally at the mercy of a salesman when I go camera
    shopping.

    Please, if you would, tell me what I¹m getting into, what I should be
    looking for, and what I should be wary of in my search.

    I realize it¹s a pretty broad open-ended request, but any light at all
    anyone could shed will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    mikey
     
    mikey, Apr 14, 2004
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  2. mikey

    Mike Kohary Guest

    Your question is actually very easy to answer. :) You're looking for a
    Canon digital SLR camera that this lens fits, so you're looking at:

    - Canon EOS 300D (aka Digital Rebel)
    - Canon EOS 10D

    And I think there's a new digital SLR coming out to replace the 10D (someone
    else can clarify on that). So, those are your choices - if you want to
    spend less than $1000, get the Digital Rebel; if you're spending more than
    $1000, get the 10D (or the new SLR). All the Canon digital SLRs are superb
    cameras, so you won't go wrong choosing any of them.

    One more option: sell the lens. It's highly regarded and would probably
    fetch you a decent price. They sell for around $600 new.

    Mike
     
    Mike Kohary, Apr 14, 2004
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  3. mikey

    mikey Guest

    Hi Mike,

    Hey thank you! Yes I know Canon has fine cameras. My Canon G2 is what I
    take almost all my photos with.. (I like to say Œalmost¹ because that
    makes me sound like I have a choice ­ until you find out that my other
    camera is a box Brownie ;-) )

    Although that last sounds a bit flip, it does lead me into a follow up
    question. I really don¹t think I need 2 cameras. If I were to trade in
    my Canon G2 for a Digital Rebel, How much do you think I could expect
    the camera store to give me in that trade?

    Thank you again,

    Mike
     
    mikey, Apr 14, 2004
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  4. Not much. The best bet is to Ebay the camera. They seem to be going
    for $250-300 used.
     
    Brian C. Baird, Apr 14, 2004
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  5. mikey

    Mike Kohary Guest

    I honestly couldn't speak about a store's potential offer - my experience
    with trade-ins is that you'll be horribly lowballed - but the G2s seem to be
    going for around $300 on average on Ebay. That would probably be the best
    way to get money out of it. I myself went from a G2 to the Digital Rebel,
    and I just kept the G2 for my wife. :)

    Mike
     
    Mike Kohary, Apr 14, 2004
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