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How to Safely Buy a Used Camera Lens

Camera lenses aren’t cheap–bargain lenses cost as much as a car payment and premium lenses cost as much as a serious car repair–learn how to purchase used glass without getting burned.

SmugMug, a photography community and photo hosting site, shares a guide to getting the best deal on used camera lenses without ending up with a piece of worthless glass in your hands.

Hit up the link below to learn how to quickly appraise the state of a lens and make sure you’re getting your money’s worth.

How to Safely Buy a Used Lens [SmugMug]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/10/11

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