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Old Jan 15, 2010, 1:03 PM   #1
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I think you all have suggested this or something similar for me to use w/my daughters cheering. What do you all think about buying these 2nd hand (Craigslist)?
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 1:24 PM   #2
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Used lenses are a simple way to save some money. Lenses are the anvils of photography; they're tough to damage and it's easy to tell if one isn't working or has been abused.

But I think the 50/1.8 is short for what you want to do.
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You may want to see if you can get a ef 85mm f1.8 or even a ef 100mm f2.0 It will give you more stand off distance.
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Again - we're talking about a 7year old cheering basketball. She'll be against the wall behind the baseline. Shouldn't be a huge problem getting within 15 feet of her to take shots. She's not going to be changing focal planes so AF performance isn't much of an issue. Yes the 85 is6 much nicer but we're talking about 7 year old basketball cheer, not cheer competition.
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Opps, I forgot. Thanks for the reminder.
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easy way to save money. and with craigslist you can see it firsthand and decide if you want to buy.
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So you all think if I can get it for $50, I should go for it??
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That is a great price for it. You are save 1/2 of what a new one will cost. I would check it out to see if it is working first if possible.
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So you all think if I can get it for $50, I should go for it??
most certainly.
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Current online price for this lens is $100, $50 is is a terrific value if the lens is in good condition. I recently bought one from J&R for $99. I like this lens very much and the image quality is a lot better than the zoom lenses that came with the camera.
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