nellyle wrote in post #16447586
Thanks, currently trying to work out if the mark 2 lens is worth the extra over a used mark 1. The newer lens seems to perform very well with the new teleconverters.........but it's almost 2k more!
I have Ver. II
Here are some of the noted differences:
Focus preset (A cool feature that will reset your focus to where you had it before, this would be great for tracking objects that are moving to you like a race or something like that. You can track them as they get closer and then hit the ring and it'll send the focus to where you set it.)
Better IS, 4 stops that is.
a lighter and stronger build, it's made with titanium which makes for a strong and light lens. I can easily hand hold this lens and shoot.
power focus for video work, this will let you set the focus and then pull the focus back. It will this smoothly and slowly focus to the point you set. Again this feature is for video.
A build in tripod and monopod foot, it is actually build into the barrel so the ring can not be removed. You can unbolt the foot however.
A new IS mode, it will turn on Is only when you shoot.
and the obvious increase in IQ and AF speed.
This lens is said to be very good with the MK III extenders as they where all designed with each other in mind.
really it comes down to value and whether you want the features. I got it because I couldn't find a person that would ship a used 300 2.8 ver I to Guam and I've been shooting a lot of sports for the newspaper here.
One thing you could do is get Ver. I, a x1.4 and x2 extender, and a whole bunch of other stuff with the money you save lol.