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Anyone considering Canon 24-70 f2.8 - I vs II version

 
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Feb 07, 2012 17:46 |  #1

Is anyone now going to purchase the MK I vs MKII? - especially given the price difference of almost 800 $?


I think I am quite happy with the 24-70 Mk I and would never even want to touch the Mk II given the price tag alone !


I would be grateful for any input you may have...


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Feb 07, 2012 17:52 |  #2

I wont be. But there is already a thread of people who are and I bet they stop by shortly.

I can't wait for the next generation of epic confusion.

Now, we could see 24-70 I vs II vs new Tamron 24-70 vs 24-105. Whoa.


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Feb 07, 2012 19:33 |  #3

Nope. There is literally NOTHING the Mark II is bringing to the table that would make it be worth $2300 to me. No IS, an 82mm filter size I HATED from the 16-35 II and a higher price tag. My 24-70L is already extremely sharp and has never once disappointed me so no matter how sharp the Mark II is it wont be enough to matter. And the reduction in weight doesnt matter much to me either since my 70-200 2.8 IS II still gets used most of all and thats what I personally set weight reference to and what I complain about hefting around all day when I do.


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Feb 07, 2012 19:36 |  #4

Nope. Even if I bought one I'm sure I'd be using my 35L way more anyway. But I'll hold on to my "cheap" mk1 for times when I need the zoom.


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Feb 07, 2012 19:38 as a reply to  @ nikesupremedunk's post |  #5

I am thinking - mind you, thinking of selling my 24-70 - although it is by far my number 1 used lens.
But not for the reasons you may be thinking. I have been toying with the idea of going prime...


just a few of my thoughts...
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Feb 07, 2012 19:38 |  #6

Nope. I had high hopes for the mark II actually but now that its out, im sticking with my 24-105.


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I just don't see a reason to, my main hope was for the zooming to be internal, but it still isn't (though they reversed it for some reason), and I would have liked to see IS although it's not something I need on this lens..neither was added, and though I'm curious about the new coatings they certainly don't warrant the price tag.


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Feb 07, 2012 19:49 |  #8

MTF of the new one shows its a lot better than the old one. $2300 RRP which is $100 more than the RRP of the old one.


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Feb 07, 2012 19:52 as a reply to  @ Shadow on the Door's post |  #9

(edit) Nevermind, I read the question backwards. :lol: I already own a Mk I.




  
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Feb 07, 2012 20:00 |  #10

Nahhhhhh....not this kid. My current 24-70 hasn't been touched for a millennium now. Rather use the 15-85.


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Feb 07, 2012 20:10 |  #11

I'de never even think about the mk2. Now if the 24-70 IS were available, I'de consider that.


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Feb 07, 2012 20:12 |  #12

Mine is my sharpest lens, no way I'd change without the IS.


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Feb 07, 2012 20:32 |  #13

cheezz wrote in post #13845440 (external link)
Nahhhhhh....not this kid. My current 24-70 hasn't been touched for a millennium now. Rather use the 15-85.

LOL, I thought that was a joke until I read your gear list. Now I understand since you're not using it on FF. It's on another level from the 15-85 when used with a 5D.


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Feb 07, 2012 20:44 |  #14

Having seen the recent line of Canon's MkII L lenses, I'd expect a considerable improvement in IQ. That alone is a big factor for many to fork out the extra cash. Didn't we have similar discussions when 24L MkII and 70-200L IS MkII hit the market?

The other factor is repairability. No matter how good MkI is, in due time when its spare parts become rare, using it for professional jobs becomes risky. That's when pros need to move up at the latest. We are still a long way away from that time though.

I bought my MkI about a year ago and am very satisfied with it. If I don't lose it through accidents etc, I wouldn't be buying MkII in a while. That said, I thought the same about my 70-200L f/2.8 (non-IS) and then IS MkII made my jaw drop - some time later, I gave in.


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Feb 07, 2012 20:49 |  #15

well I had planned to but when I read the specs and no IS I thought no way, my 24-70L is a sweet lens as it is, why would anyone upgrade if no IS? Although I have no problems with the lens I have right now, as a person ages it gets harder to hold a camera as steady so the plan was to upgrade to the IS version which I was expecting to happen with this new lens. I'm disappointed in canon for that.


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