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    Posted: 10 October 2017 at 22:06
I've got a wedding coming up in a couple of weeks & as I love this lens & use it so much, I thought it's about high time I replaced my old one with the broken aperture with a fully operational one....
If I can find one... (in budget anyway )

Ebay - nada for the past two weeks of looking - new or second hand.
WEX - out of stock
Jessops - out of stock
Castle cameras - out of stock
Park cameras - 1 in stock at £1499 (£200 over budget)
Amazon - 1 on stock at over £1700 or something rediculous.

Anyone got any suggestions of another reputable place with stock to buy new, or somewhere to look for 2nd hand?
Budget is £1300 (max!) for new, and looking at completed listings on ebay about £700 looks right for a good 2nd hand one.

Mods feel free to move this if you think it is in the wrong place - I post it here as I'm more interested in discussing why this lens is so hard to find.
Is it just rarer than I thought?
Is it a sign of the state of the A mount? (one for the A mount is dead crowd
Perhaps it is a sign that a replacement is/was planned so stocks have been run down?
Of course we must throw in the option of blaming Brexit!

Perhaps I am missing something altogether?

Cheers
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Ffordes has one for £849 in excellent plus nick. I`ve bought from them fairly frequently and they have been impeccable, they do a nice trade in too if you have anything you don`t need.
http://www.ffordes.com/product/17081512555081


Camerajungle had a minty one for around £780 until last week but I think it may have gone, I was watching it for some time.

Sometimes things appear and disappear on their site, I think it`s related to Jessops for trade ins/second hand lenses.

If i see anything else I`ll let you know.
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LCE are listing them for £1349.99, but 10 days delivery is probably cutting things a bit fine...
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Wex now showing as In stock, £1299, order by 6.30pm for delivery tomorrow
(Free next day delivery with code WFD1017, according to CamerPriceBuster)
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Thanks for the link to ffords - looks good and not too bad a price with a reputable supplier guarantee.
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Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

LCE are listing them for £1349.99, but 10 days delivery is probably cutting things a bit fine...

Lce offer next day delivery on items in stock so estimated 10 days deivery says to me that it is another one with no stock.
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Originally posted by Tanglefoot Tanglefoot wrote:

Thanks for the link to ffords - looks good and not too bad a price with a reputable supplier guarantee.


I have bought from them many times, never had any problems, order by 2pm, you get it next day........
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