jack880 wrote in post #15555402
I've got the mk1 version of this lens and love it, but I keep reading that the mk 2 version is sharper/better.
I'm happy with the sharpness of my mk 1.
Please can someone who has used both let me know what they think of the real world differences between the 2?
Hi, made the move to version II recently and I've to say that is a different lens, great AF performance, takes converters very well, the 4 stop IS, is really amazing and the bigger focus ring for using video is even better.
When I had my 70-200 2.8 IS v1, used it for about 4 years, although it was great, felt the need to stop it down a little maybe 3.2 or 3.5 to get the best out of it, got decent results at 2.8, but what's the point of having a 2.8, if you have to stop it down a little to get very good results.
Always depends on your work, or if you want to have the best.
If money is no problem, it's a great buy but Version I is not bad, great lens, but as with all the things when something new comes along it's always better, but many pro's or not use it and don't feel the need to upgrade.
In speak of differences you would thank the IS, sharp from 2.8, and nicer lens hood (I like the new one more) and AF speed you would notice some difference especially when using teleconverters.