What was your feedbackI followed up on another 24-70 for sale on a popular board, and I must have asked the seller too many questions about the lens and it's condition, as he "declined my offer" on the lens. "My offer" was a price that was set by the seller, which was the full asking price. Yikes.
You are way too easy and anything on CL is a risk and anything in person even worseI spent 4 HOURS on the phone today with a really interesting gentlemen after responding to an ad he posted on CL regarding a very large collection of mostly AIS lenses. We talked about a lot of things... A LOT!! He is very knowledgeable about a variety of subjects and it really was fun to learn, and trade stories. He shared a lot of knowledge that is next to impossible to get without experience, which I very much appreciate.
You lens lust guys would love this. His grandfather was a pro, and when he passed had over 160 lenses in his collection. Many of them were duplicates, triplicates, or even quadruplets. I guess he liked backups for his backups. I plan to meet with him tomorrow regarding a 28 2.8 AIS, 60 Micro, 105 2.5, 105 2.8, 135 2.8, and possibly a 200 f4. All in like new condition. And after speaking with him regarding his previous transactions and how he was taught to care for his gear, I wouldn't doubt the condition for one minute.