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Lens test - 70-200 2.8L IS vs. 70-200 2.8L IS II

 
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Sep 30, 2010 12:35 |  #61

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And you know this how since there are close to no reviews out there? Everything I have read indicates it is sharper than the MK1.

The reviews I saw said it didn't sharpen up until 5.6. There was a soft corner issue as well. What more do you need? The only problem I know of with the MK1 is soft 2.8. That and the many who say the Sigma is not worth the price.


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Sep 30, 2010 12:47 as a reply to  @ Optiq's post |  #62

I must say my mk1 was sharper than that @2.8 but my mk2 is a lot sharper than my mk1 was.


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Sep 30, 2010 13:21 as a reply to  @ malla1962's post |  #63

I think there are some real word intangibles that are getting missed.

I have found its a lot easyier to nail a sharp in focus shots with the MK11 in less than Ideal feid conditions. The IS is really better. AF seems faster but I admit that is subjective. These things combined with the fact that the MK11 is sharper to begin with make up a pretty big difference in total. I know I am much more confident using my MK11.

Worth the extra $$$? I think so.


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Sep 30, 2010 13:24 |  #64

Its def worth the extra $$. I shot both and disliked the 2.8 IS. The 2.8 IS II on the other hand is worth every penny of that upgrade!


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Sep 30, 2010 14:21 |  #65

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I think maybe you meant "with my Mark 1"

Oops, yea, fixed that! Thanks!


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Sep 30, 2010 15:16 |  #66

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Oops, yea, fixed that! Thanks!

Cool. Wasn't being pedantic, just didn't want readers to miss your point.


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Sep 30, 2010 15:19 as a reply to  @ anthony11's post |  #67

I'm seeing that people are "upgrading" to the mkII. Are you selling the mkI on your own or trading in the mkI, if so where?


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Sep 30, 2010 15:44 |  #68

anthony11 wrote in post #11009534 (external link)
Cool. Wasn't being pedantic, just didn't want readers to miss your point.

No no, I gotcha. I just got too excited there and wasnt paying attention! lol

Attention to detail is ALWAYS important.


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Sep 30, 2010 15:46 |  #69

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I'm seeing that people are "upgrading" to the mkII. Are you selling the mkI on your own or trading in the mkI, if so where?

I sold mine here.


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Sep 30, 2010 17:00 |  #70

I know it's been said a hundred times already, but that Mk I looks bad...reeeally bad.

My Mk I is so sharp, I'm having a tough time talking myself into upgrading to the Mk II. I can see how there might be room to improve on my lens...I'm just not sure I'd need it.




  
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Sep 30, 2010 17:07 |  #71

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I know it's been said a hundred times already, but that Mk I looks bad...reeeally bad.

My Mk I is so sharp, I'm having a tough time talking myself into upgrading to the Mk II. I can see how there might be room to improve on my lens...I'm just not sure I'd need it.

Well you answered your own thoughts. If you could i would recommend renting the MKII. Take it for a spin and see if its worth it to you. :D


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Oct 02, 2010 20:55 |  #72

pixel peeping definitely reveals a major difference in sharpeness. I've tested the lens, pixel peeped, and my jaw dropped. I did the, "honey, we need this lens. I'd be stupid not to trade for it." Well, I've since calmed down and looked over the large prints and wedding albums I've shot. I don't really have anything to sweat about, I think. If my clients are happy, and if I'm pretty much content with it, keeping in my mind I've always loved it before the MKII's appearance, I think that sticking to my trusted mark 1 is probably the wise choice in the short term. There will come the day I'll switch, I don't doubt it. By that day I'm sure I'll be distracted by the 5D mk iii :P


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Oct 10, 2010 20:54 |  #73

I have the 70-200 F4 IS. I bought it because of all the complaints and reviews on the 2.8's performance at f2.8 and 200mm. Canon, obviously listened, hence the MKII, which directly addressed the complaints about the lens. F2.8 performance is critical for me and I feel that the MKII will meet my standards where the MK1 would not have.

I am going Wednesday to buy the 2.8 IS MKII. It appears to be much better than the MKI, enough so that I have decided to buy it, weight aside.


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Oct 10, 2010 20:56 |  #74

bohdank wrote in post #11071524 (external link)
I have the 70-200 F4 IS. I bought it because of all the complaints and reviews on the 2.8's performance at f2.8 and 200mm. Also the F4 was smaller and lighter.

I am going Wednesday to buy the 2.8 IS MKII. It appears to be much better than the MKI, enough so that I have decided to buy it, weight aside.

keeping the f/4 IS or plan on selling it?


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Oct 10, 2010 20:59 |  #75

I put it up tonight on Craiglist and Kijiji.

Also have a 300 F4 IS for sale, after I bought a 7D to add to my 5DII. ;-)a


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