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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 warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/10/11

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