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Dec 14, 2011 23:33 |  #1

Should I upgrade? I'm seeing the prices are really really nice right now but I don't know if I should pull the trigger or not.

I currently have the MK1 and I'm not sure if it would be worth it or not?

Does anyone have a mk1 vs MK2 picture of the same object/lighting?


Thanks!


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Dec 14, 2011 23:54 |  #2

BLD_007 wrote in post #13547337 (external link)
Should I upgrade? I'm seeing the prices are really really nice right now but I don't know if I should pull the trigger or not.

I currently have the MK1 and I'm not sure if it would be worth it or not?

Does anyone have a mk1 vs MK2 picture of the same object/lighting?


Thanks!



Well,


the 70-200 IS2 is about as sharp as you can buy from canon. period. you would have to really measurebate to find differences from the lenses that are included in the focal length of the lens UNLESS they are MORE THAN ONE stop faster...(yes, i think the 135L is kinda useless, but I like the sony version a lot)


The 100L is supposed to be sharper than the 70-200 IS2 at all apertures, but the 70-200IS2 has a lot more focal lengths to choose from....


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Dec 15, 2011 00:26 |  #3

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the 70-200 IS2 is about as sharp as you can buy from canon. period. you would have to really measurebate to find differences from the lenses that are included in the focal length of the lens UNLESS they are MORE THAN ONE stop faster...(yes, i think the 135L is kinda useless, but I like the sony version a lot)


The 100L is supposed to be sharper than the 70-200 IS2 at all apertures, but the 70-200IS2 has a lot more focal lengths to choose from....

I think my 300 is made from the same glass as the 70-200mkII is made from. I love my 300 but I'm starting to hate my 70-200 because of the IQ. Granted, it could be because I only use my 70-200 for basketball or something lol


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Dec 15, 2011 01:10 |  #4

BLD_007 wrote in post #13547337 (external link)
Does anyone have a mk1 vs MK2 picture of the same object/lighting?


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I've got them both here, when the VII arrived I did some testing off my porch with them using a 7D on a RRS 34L tripod. VII is much better at f2.8, but as you stop them down the differences are harder to detect. I'm keeping mine.




  
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Dec 15, 2011 01:30 |  #5

I just upgraded to the MKII last week. Happy with the decision. IS is awesome!!!


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Dec 15, 2011 01:42 |  #6

My II is significantly sharper wide open compared to the MK I I used to use.


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Dec 15, 2011 02:22 |  #7

BLD_007 wrote in post #13547337 (external link)
Should I upgrade? I'm seeing the prices are really really nice right now but I don't know if I should pull the trigger or not.

I currently have the MK1 and I'm not sure if it would be worth it or not?

Does anyone have a mk1 vs MK2 picture of the same object/lighting?


Thanks!

Comparisons in the review below:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …S-II-USM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)


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Dec 15, 2011 06:19 |  #8

The 70-200 II has prime like sharpness. Amazing lens!


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Dec 15, 2011 09:53 |  #9

Without a doubt, it is absolutely worth the cost to upgrade. I would not hesitate, especially at the current prices. I would get in on the deal while you can.

As for pictures, there are TONS of comparisions out there. Just google it and you'll see.

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Dec 15, 2011 10:23 |  #10
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Only you can say whether it's worth it or not. What do you do with the pictures taken on your Mark I?


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Dec 15, 2011 11:46 |  #11

I haven't shot my 70-200mm f2.8 IS II side by side with my 300mm f2.8 IS but to naked eye, the zoom looks as good as my 300mm f2.8 IS prime. That says highly of the zoom.


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Dec 15, 2011 12:08 |  #12

bobbyz wrote in post #13549296 (external link)
I haven't shot my 70-200mm f2.8 IS II side by side with my 300mm f2.8 IS but to naked eye, the zoom looks as good as my 300mm f2.8 IS prime. That says highly of the zoom.

Yea it does!


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Dec 15, 2011 13:39 |  #13

I sold my version i for the ii and it was a great decision. It is not only more sharp wide open, but sharper at 200mm, better minimum focus distance and much better IS.

It was an expensive upgrade but well worth it for me.


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Dec 15, 2011 14:26 |  #14

BLD_007 wrote in post #13547337 (external link)
Should I upgrade? I'm seeing the prices are really really nice right now but I don't know if I should pull the trigger or not.

I currently have the MK1 and I'm not sure if it would be worth it or not?

Does anyone have a mk1 vs MK2 picture of the same object/lighting?


Thanks!

If you can afford it and at these current prices, I would definitely do it!


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Dec 15, 2011 17:10 |  #15

Have a look here:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=0 (external link)

I upgraded from f/2.8 non-IS and the result is noticeably different. I believe IS MkI is equal or slightly worse than non-IS in terms of IQ.


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