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Mar 22, 2016 14:19 as a reply to  @ post 17944573 |  #3316

The mkII is a superb lens..super sharp and fast AF..
I think it is one of the best lenses Canon makes and I would never part with mine..


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Mar 22, 2016 14:51 |  #3317

don1163 wrote in post #17944580 (external link)
The mkII is a superb lens..super sharp and fast AF..
I think it is one of the best lenses Canon makes and I would never part with mine..


Thank you for the input Don. :)

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Mar 22, 2016 16:52 |  #3318

Hatch1921 wrote in post #17944573 (external link)
Version 1 owners who made the move to version II.... your thoughts about the lens...please?

I've owned V1 in the past, but when I made the jump to the 5D MKII, I had focus issues. I was unable to MA at two different focal lengths. and I ended up selling the lens.

I'm thinking of picking up this lens and giving zooms a try once again.

How well does the V2 perform compared to the V1? Any focus issues?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Hatch

I think it is a big difference.....this lens is SHARP all around/across, I think it focuses better/faster and the IS is much refined. I just upgraded from V1 to V2 and I am in love all over again. For what you can now get it for used, it is a steal......peruse the 2 threads for the 2 versions in the lens sample forum. It is easy to see the difference.


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Mar 22, 2016 20:58 |  #3319

Brules wrote in post #17944785 (external link)
I think it is a big difference.....this lens is SHARP all around/across, I think it focuses better/faster and the IS is much refined. I just upgraded from V1 to V2 and I am in love all over again. For what you can now get it for used, it is a steal......peruse the 2 threads for the 2 versions in the lens sample forum. It is easy to see the difference.


Thank you Brules for the info, I'll be sure to view the two threads.

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Mar 23, 2016 08:41 |  #3320

Check flickr too. Find the group images for each lens.


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Mar 23, 2016 08:44 |  #3321

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Check flickr too. Find the group images for each lens.

I've seen some great shots. :)

I'm more interested in how the lens performs compared to V1. From what I've read so far, the lens is much improved over the first version. (great shots in this thread as well)

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Mar 23, 2016 14:17 |  #3322

Hatch1921 wrote in post #17945545 (external link)
I've seen some great shots. :)

I'm more interested in how the lens performs compared to V1. From what I've read so far, the lens is much improved over the first version. (great shots in this thread as well)

Thanks for the info.
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A lot of the responses seem to be from people that did not OWN both, so not answering your original post! :)

I have owned both and can say hands down no comparison, MKII is by far sharper all around, as for speed and focus, I dont find it a whole PILE different, but definitely more precise!

You certainly wouldn't be disappointed with the "upgrade" for sure!


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Mar 23, 2016 14:24 |  #3323

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A lot of the responses seem to be from people that did not OWN both, so not answering your original post! :)

I have owned both and can say hands down no comparison, MKII is by far sharper all around, as for speed and focus, I dont find it a whole PILE different, but definitely more precise!

You certainly wouldn't be disappointed with the "upgrade" for sure!


Thank you very much for the information. The price has come down so... I think it's time to buy.

Appreciate the info.
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Mar 23, 2016 21:36 |  #3324

I compare it to the 17-40 F4 L and 16-35 F4 L. I have had both, and just like when I upgraded you will find yourself noticing lots of small improvements when editing pics with the newer version. As others have said, it truely may be one of Cannons finest lenses......


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Mar 24, 2016 14:51 |  #3325

328iGuy wrote in post #17945882 (external link)
A lot of the responses seem to be from people that did not OWN both, so not answering your original post! :)

Two of us have responded to the original post and we have BOTH owned the mk1 so that seems like a strange statement....


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Mar 24, 2016 14:56 |  #3326

Group hug.. group hug. :)

I appreciate all the comments. Still weighing my options and considering the purchase of the 70-200II.

I'm also trying to decide on location lighting... so .. this may dictate how much I spend and if I can swing the 70-200II purchase. I've really enjoyed the images posted in this thread and from what I've read and seen in videos... the new II is a nice upgrade compared to V1.

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Mar 24, 2016 14:59 |  #3327

Hatch1921 wrote in post #17947149 (external link)
Group hug.. group hug. :)

I appreciate all the comments. Still weighing my options and considering the purchase of the 70-200II.

I'm also trying to decide on location lighting... so .. this may dictate how much I spend and if I can swing the 70-200II purchase. I've really enjoyed the images posted in this thread and from what I've read and seen in videos... the new II is a nice upgrade compared to V1.

Thanks again,.
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It is a significant upgrade from the mk1 and I promise if you get one you will be very impressed :eek:


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Mar 24, 2016 15:50 |  #3328

Hatch1921 wrote in post #17947149 (external link)
Group hug.. group hug. :)

I appreciate all the comments. Still weighing my options and considering the purchase of the 70-200II.

I'm also trying to decide on location lighting... so .. this may dictate how much I spend and if I can swing the 70-200II purchase. I've really enjoyed the images posted in this thread and from what I've read and seen in videos... the new II is a nice upgrade compared to V1.

Thanks again,.
Hatch

If you are studio only, the F4 IS is just as sharp/good.


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Mar 24, 2016 15:51 |  #3329

don1163 wrote in post #17947155 (external link)
It is a significant upgrade from the mk1 and I promise if you get one you will be very impressed :eek:

Good to hear :)

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Mar 24, 2016 15:52 |  #3330

Brules wrote in post #17947211 (external link)
If you are studio only, the F4 IS is just as sharp/good.


Mainly location work is the intended use. :) But I've heard good things about the F/4

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