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Canon EF f/1.8 II vs. Mk1

 
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Feb 19, 2014 16:26 |  #31

gonzogolf wrote in post #16702244 (external link)
Check and see if it has 75-300 written on it. If so, its horrible. That lens is not very good. It was a cheap lens meant for use on lower resolving film bodies. See if you can dump it and pick up a 55-250. A much better lens but still quite affordable.

or a 70 210 3.5 canon if you are into sports about 100$
a 70 300 for about 300$, wait for a sale on canon refurbished site
for a general inexpensive lens, the 55-250 rocks


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Feb 19, 2014 16:28 |  #32

gonzogolf wrote in post #16702244 (external link)
Check and see if it has 75-300 written on it. If so, its horrible. That lens is not very good. It was a cheap lens meant for use on lower resolving film bodies. See if you can dump it and pick up a 55-250. A much better lens but still quite affordable.


lol... ouch, I just got - hell, haven't really used it (other then some test shots).. well, if I do decide to dump it I might make a little coin off of it because I got it for such a great deal..


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Feb 19, 2014 16:31 |  #33

dRwOOD wrote in post #16702303 (external link)
lol... ouch, I just got - hell, haven't really used it (other then some test shots).. well, if I do decide to dump it I might make a little coin off of it because I got it for such a great deal..

Understood. It's often bundled in the kits they sell at Sams club and Costco along with the 18-55. I wish canon would discontinue it in favor of an improved low end tele, so I wouldnt have to be mean to newbies all excited about their new toys. I bought one and it was better than nothing, but I gave it to my mom after a couple of months.




  
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Feb 20, 2014 01:52 |  #34

Just get the mk2, you'll most likely end up wanting a better 50mm soon after buying it anyway if you like the focal length.


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Feb 20, 2014 06:14 |  #35

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16703408 (external link)
Just get the mk2, you'll most likely end up wanting a better 50mm soon after buying it anyway if you like the focal length.

If you plan to upgrade, I would suggest that is even more reason to get the Mk I.

Mk I's are only available used so that means you can buy one for $150 (or less) and then sell it later for the same price.

A new Mk II will cost $125 and then sell later used for about $90.

A used Mk II may not last long enough to sell later. They are notorious for falling apart with the slightest bump. They also have a bad reputation of getting stuck on the camera due to a design fault where the rear dust cover comes loose and jams when you try to take the lens off.

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Feb 20, 2014 07:04 |  #36

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Either is one of the worst lenses Canon has made, IMO. Need a 50? Get the Sigma 50/1.4.

WOW, I think you're WAY off on that one but hey :)


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Feb 20, 2014 08:54 as a reply to  @ wagaboo's post |  #37

Just for the record, I picked up an MkI from one of the brethren here on POTN over in the classifieds, it felt safer buying a used/older item from a somewhat known commodity - I would think most folks here take great care of their gear.. :D

I'll report my impressions once I recieve it.. I only have my 18-55mm to compare to though.. :confused:


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Feb 20, 2014 12:04 as a reply to  @ dRwOOD's post |  #38

Congrats.
Have some fun with it. I'm sure you're going to dig it!


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Feb 21, 2014 00:20 |  #39

I have 2 Canon 50mm lenses, the 50mm f/1.2L and the 50mm f1.8 MkI. I've had the MkI for years and when I bought the 50L I considered selling the MkI, but I didn't. Why? Because it's a cracking little lens, great if you want to travel light, well built and reliable. The fact that mine is now 26 years old says it all. I wouldn't touch the MkII with a barge pole as I don't think many MkII's would last that long.


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Feb 21, 2014 01:29 |  #40

Sir_Loin wrote in post #16705671 (external link)
I have 2 Canon 50mm lenses, the 50mm f/1.2L and the 50mm f1.8 MkI. I've had the MkI for years and when I bought the 50L I considered selling the MkI, but I didn't. Why? Because it's a cracking little lens, great if you want to travel light, well built and reliable. The fact that mine is now 26 years old says it all. I wouldn't touch the MkII with a barge pole as I don't think many MkII's would last that long.

+1.. The mk1 produces great images even if its slow on AF. I will still keep mine too.


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Mar 05, 2014 19:07 |  #41

Well, after having the MkI for a week and having learned the basics of Lightroom I thought I'd post my first pic here on my first (& only) thread.. The lens is very nice, practically new - hard to believe it's over 20 years old. The DOF is fantastic, although hard to gauge/control at times.. I know most newbs(like myself) want to take it down to it's 1.8 limit - but cranking it up a couple notches can produce great results as well.. I really can't wait for spring to get here so I can take all these new toys out into the sunlight.. anyway, here is one of the first shots that I processed through Lightroom.. I boosted the blues a bit, added some contrast and a minimal vignette. Let me know what ya think..
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