Used Canon 35mm f/1.4 L Lens Review (USED from B&H)
If you are planning to purchase a professional-grade DSLR lens (such as Canon’s L lens), there really isn’t a reason to buy a new lens. The very first place to check for good used cameras are reputable camera stores such as B&H or Adorama. They both have used departments both in-store location and online. If you can’t find what you want in those stores, then Ebay is also a very good place to look for great used lens deals. I’ve purchased numerous camera equipment from all these sources and haven’t been disappointed yet, including my recent purchase of Canon 35mm f/1.4 L lens from B&H Photo Video.
The lens cost $1149.95, which is quite a good deal compared to the brand new price of $1329. The used lens quality was rated at 9 (shows signs of use, but very clean), which is surprising because the only sign that showed it being used was a very tiny scratch on the lens hood, and a used sticker on the lens bag (see photos below).
The only downside with purchasing good used lenses (or any camera equipment) is that they are not always available. You will have to be patient/diligent and constantly look for the right product. Also, if you purchase used products from reliable sources, as mentioned above, then you really shouldn’t worry about being dissatisfied with your purchase, because they guarantee accurate product descriptions and in most case allow returns.
Image Quality: There is nothing wrong with the image quality. Just as a 35mm f/1.4 L lens would, the image quality with this camera is second to none.