Several years back I purchased 17-35 from them that was rated UG. In was in good working order, but the barrel was pretty scuffed and there were a few small chips on the filter threads. Nothing that impacted the performance or use. I'd buy one again - that one was stolen but I'm waiting for an UG 14-24!How was it?
Personally, I have not but I've seen many reports from those that did and all were very positive. KEH seems to be somewhat conservative in their ratings and I've heard some say that an UG lens from KEH could pass for a VG or VG+ by most people's standards.
You're right Stephen. My mistake. I wasn't thinking when I replied. It was BGN and not UG.I think you're referring to the BGN grade, which is almost always a safe bet in terms of functionality and usually even cosmetics. I would be leery of UG grade but might give it a try for the right deal. Their return policy is fairly liberal as well, so there's always that to fall back on too.