Canon 500mm series 1 F4 IS USM lens

To: Kirri Hardy <>
Subject: Canon 500mm series 1 F4 IS USM lens
From: Paul Dodd <>
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2021 23:09:22 +1100
Hi Kirri,

The Canon 500mm f/4 series I lens is worth around $5-$5.5k - mostly they seem 
to be selling at the lower end of that range.

The Canon 500mm f/4 series II lens is worth around $7-$7.5k currently when 
available (new price is $13,500!)


> On 28 Mar 2021, at 8:59 pm, Kirri Hardy via Birding-Aus 
> <> wrote:
> Hi all...
> I have my Canon 500mm F4 IS USM series 1 lens for sale...
> I’m selling simply coz it’s just too heavy for my girly arms, even though 
> I’ve used it many times and the images are still top quality...
> I’m looking to save up for the 500mm series 2 version which is a little 
> lighter for me. 
> I have a friend that’s interested but, I’m honestly not sure what price I 
> should put on it...even though it’s an older’s well looked after 
> and still has impeccable quality and sharpness Nd makes photographing 
> wildlife and birds in particular effortless...
> SO...anyone want to give me an HONEST value of what a series 1 lens is still 
> worth these days?
> And if any of you are interested in purchasing it let me know (if my friend 
> decides not to purchase) 
> Thanks again
> Kirri 😊
> Sent from my iPhone
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