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Canon 24-70mm F2.8 i vs ii

 
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Nov 21, 2012 00:11 |  #31

hhuy888 wrote in post #15270790 (external link)
2 years ago I sold a mark I, still 5 months under warranty and spotless, only got 1K net for it. With that condition, I can sell for $1200-1300 easily now.
I would say it is seller's market for that lens right now.

I picked my 24-70 Mk I exactly two years ago next month. Used it ever since until I sold it last month on-line for $200 more than I paid for it. I would agree it's a seller's market....

As for what to purchase, pay the extra $$$ and get the Mk II. If you had a sharp Mk I it might be hard to move on a Mk II but that you don't currently own either get the Mk II, it's a no-brainer...


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Nov 21, 2012 01:10 |  #32

Kronie wrote in post #15268168 (external link)
I had a hard time coughing up $2,300 for the 24-70 MKII. I actually sold my 24-105 and 35L so it sort of washed out. Worth it? I think so.....I do love the lens..... For me it doubles as a landscape and portrait/event lens and I didn't use the prime that much at all, and hardly ever wide open.

I wouldn't get too hung up on metal being superior. In many ways its actually inferior and the MKII is plenty sturdy. If I were you and you can swing the extra $$$ get the MKII. Your only going to buy it once where the MKI you might buy, sell and get the MKII down the road.

I like the idea of spending the money and getting the MrkII like many are suggesting. Sometimes i feel i should just get a 17-40 f4 and then keep renting the 24-70 when i do shoots. I guess it will be one heck of a Christmas present to myself if end up doing it.


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Nov 21, 2012 01:13 |  #33

mikeinctown wrote in post #15268309 (external link)
Um, are you implying that plastic has some sort of magical warming properties? Sorry, but they both get the same temperature as the outside air. One may "feel" warmer, but it doesn't make it true. .

Naw. In cold weather, metal feels alot colder than plastic. Why? Because it "sucks" out the heat from your hands alot faster than plastic. Metal is a conductor. Plastic is not.
Likewise, place your hand on metal in full sun. It will burn your hands, whereas plastic probably would not.


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Nov 21, 2012 01:22 as a reply to  @ snake0ape's post |  #34

I am in the same boat, but really I can't justify the price of the 24-70 II without IS, and even if it was $1000 I would not buy it due to lack of IS, although I could see myself shelling even more cash than current retail price for the 24-70 II if it did have IS. I have never bought a non Canon lens, and for the first time ever, I am seriously considering the Tamron purchase. Otherwise the Canon 24-70 f4 with IS might be a reasonable alternate choice if you have a 5DIII as you can dial up the ISO and cover up for the slower lens. I do think the 24-105 f4 L is a terrible lens when compared to other Canon L lenses and should not carry the "L" label.


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Nov 21, 2012 08:26 |  #35

hhuy888 wrote in post #15270790 (external link)
2 years ago I sold a mark I, still 5 months under warranty and spotless, only got 1K net for it. With that condition, I can sell for $1200-1300 easily now.
I would say it is seller's market for that lens right now.

Sort of but its because of our weak US dollar not because of over/under saturation. I can sell some stuff used for the same price I bought it for three years ago but if I need to re-buy it new today its 15% more than I paid for it originally. And with Canon lenses the only reason were seeing the prices we see now is because they are offering instant rebates across the board on most of their lenses and have been all year...




  
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Nov 21, 2012 09:04 |  #36

snake0ape wrote in post #15271076 (external link)
Naw. In cold weather, metal feels alot colder than plastic. Why? Because it "sucks" out the heat from your hands alot faster than plastic. Metal is a conductor. Plastic is not.
Likewise, place your hand on metal in full sun. It will burn your hands, whereas plastic probably would not.

In conduction, there is no "sucks" out. The thermal conduction just happens faster/efficiently from the warm area to the cooler area. Heat loss from you to (and through) the metal's, because of its excellent conduction properties. Plastic does not have nearly the same excellent conductive properties, so a slower thermal flow (in comparison to the metal probably semi-insulating). There are other factors involved too, but that should suffice. I think that is what you meant by putting sucks in quotes.


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Nov 21, 2012 09:24 |  #37

I currently have the 24-70L f/2.8 version I and II. I also have the 24-105L f/4 IS. I need to stop procrastination and sell my 24-70L version I.

I love my V1 24-70. I never had a issue with weight and soft copies. I just took it as it was. At 2.8 it was sharp but it wasn’t until I got to F4-5.6 range to see the sharpest results. Also like a lot of people/reviews mentioned, the edges showed a lot of distortions, not as much as my 24-105L, but it was noticeable.

I have owned the 24-70L vII for a little over a month now, and I can tell you (this is my opinion), it is worth the premium. At 2.8 it is tack sharp, the bokeh is beautiful (compared with my v1), and when you get closer to the higher apertures the whole picture is sharp. There is less distortion (great if you take landscapes/cityscapes pictures).

For people it is simply amazing, I am having a higher image keeper rate with this lens. To me it’s a keeper.


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Nov 22, 2012 01:16 |  #38

Got a great deal on cl for 1175 for the mrk1, checking it out on Sunday. The lens is uz code as well. Pretty new. Fingers crossed


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