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Old Jan 10, 2008, 9:04 PM   #1
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Whose got a good copy and from where?
Anything to the 2nd batch theory? Whose selling the latest batch?

I know that all of this is sort of relative -- but if there are some who have gotten a good copy (in the last few weeks) from a particular retailer -- it might be worth looking into.

I just want to have the best chance of getting a good copy.

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Old Jan 10, 2008, 11:29 PM   #2
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Whose got a good copy and from where?
Anything to the 2nd batch theory? Whose selling the latest batch?

I know that all of this is sort of relative -- but if there are some who have gotten a good copy (in the last few weeks) from a particular retailer -- it might be worth looking into.

I just want to have the best chance of getting a good copy.

thanks
if you absolutely want the best chance of getting a good copy, find a local store that carries the lens and take your camera in and try it out before you buy it. i've found that it is the only way. you might pay more for the lens, but sometimes it's worth paying a little extra to know you got a good copy rather than taking your chances from an online vendor.

and no i don't have the 16-50, thinking about it though. i do have the 50-135 and bought mine local and i've been super happy with it.
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Old Jan 11, 2008, 2:46 PM   #3
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Thanks Ishino -- that is good advice - would like to do a little more research.

Let me ask it another way -- If you have bought a 16-50 in the last few weeks and it is working well -- what are the first 4 or so serial numbers? Or if you have bought one in the last few weeks and it is not working (back focus -- etc etc) what are the first 4 or so serial numbers.

Anyone?
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