Buying a Second hand lens can be one of the best ways to make the Hobby/Profession of photography a whole lot more affordable. If buying a top notch used lens you can typically expect to pay 30-50% less than you would pay for the new lens equivalent.
However for the novice photographer buyer there are many possible pitfalls to buying a pre owned lens. At SO Cameras used photography gear is our trade and we spend a whole load of our day checking the quality cameras and lenses that people send in to us to Sell or part exchange photography equipment. We’ve made an art of it; so of course if you looking to Shop for a used lens that has been checked service we can help you with that; but in case your buying from a private seller, from ebay or gumtree
Here’s our 6 step guide on what to check so you don’t get stung!! Enjoy!!