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Upgrade Canon 24-70 V1 to 24-70 V2, is it worth it?

 
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Jun 03, 2013 15:57 |  #1

Upgrade Canon 24-70 V1 to 24-70 V2, is it worth it? If you have to do it all over again, would you still do it? I shoot mostly event and the 24-70 serve me very well so I am thinking of upgrading it. Please share your advice. Thanks!


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Jun 03, 2013 16:48 |  #2

I don't mean for this to sound flippant, but if your current V1 lens is serving you well, what more would you expect from the V2? I catch lens envy as often as anyone, and there are times I want the newest version "just because." But, if I have a lens that is doing everything I want it to do, I am pretty hard-pressed to replace it. I have the V1 version of the 24-70, and it does an incredibly good job for me. If the V2 offered IS, then I might be interested in a upgrade. In the meanwhile, I will just suffer through the tack sharp results I am getting and save up for the 600 mm!


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Jun 03, 2013 16:56 |  #3

Well it goes for anything, do we really need it no want it yes. Most would want the latest and greatest. What problems do you have with your current lens?


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Jun 03, 2013 16:59 as a reply to  @ kipliq's post |  #4

I'm happy with V1 but you should try and rent or borrow one for a shoot and see if it makes a difference for you.




  
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Jun 03, 2013 17:11 |  #5

The V1 I have is great and I got it when the price was super low so I can let it goes without lossing money. Another reason I want (not need) :) to upgrade are because from what I read here, the V2 is AWESOME compare to the V1.


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Jun 03, 2013 17:46 |  #6

Well that makes it easy...if you want more awesomeness than what you are already getting, go for it!


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Jun 03, 2013 18:19 |  #7

Tigerkn wrote in post #15995961 (external link)
Upgrade Canon 24-70 V1 to 24-70 V2, is it worth it? Please share your advice. Thanks!

I used the original 24-70 L for ten years before upgrading to the latest version, and am very happy with the purchase. I am enclosing two recently taken hand-held shots from the top of a moving bus using 24-70 II on 1Dx (manual exposure) during a recent trip to DC.

If you are seeking versatility and sharpness in 24-70 focal length, then look no more :-)


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Jun 03, 2013 20:01 |  #8

yalemba wrote in post #15996379 (external link)
I used the original 24-70 L for ten years before upgrading to the latest version, and am very happy with the purchase. I am enclosing two recently taken hand-held shots from the top of a moving bus using 24-70 II on 1Dx (manual exposure) during a recent trip to DC.

If you are seeking versatility and sharpness in 24-70 focal length, then look no more :-)

Other than sharpness, could you tell me how the V2 is much better than the V1? What so you mean by “versatility?” They both have the same focal lenths.


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Jun 03, 2013 20:23 |  #9

I look at it like this. You spend thousands of dollars to get the best image possible, right? If the version II offers a higher quality, why not?


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Jun 03, 2013 22:32 |  #10

Yes, its worth it


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Jun 03, 2013 23:16 |  #11

For me it was!


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Jun 04, 2013 00:24 |  #12

Tigerkn wrote in post #15995961 (external link)
Upgrade Canon 24-70 V1 to 24-70 V2, is it worth it? If you have to do it all over again, would you still do it? I shoot mostly event and the 24-70 serve me very well so I am thinking of upgrading it. Please share your advice. Thanks!

for both IQ and ergonomics it's easily worth it to me. the 24-70L II is the first medium range zoom that I have been totally happy with. for starters it's razor sharp wide open and by f4 it's as sharp across the frame as the best lenses I have owned.

the brick was unwieldy both in the hand and in the bag. it was uncomfortable to carry for long periods and because of the bucket hood hogged as much room in my bag as the 100-400L.


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Jun 04, 2013 10:20 |  #13

Thanks for sharing Everyone!


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Jun 04, 2013 11:11 |  #14

I like that the V2 is widest when not extended. I use mine for steadycam video work whereas the version one would have never been able to do this and balance well. The zoom lock is also handy so that the lens does not extend on it's own when carrying it around.


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Jun 04, 2013 11:12 |  #15

IMHO, it's not an upgrade. The "Brick" has stronger build.. and the IQ difference is not that big.


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