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Replacing a 24-70 mk1 - what would you go for?

 
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Feb 23, 2019 13:51 |  #1

Having damaged my canon 24-70mm 2.8 mk1 lens I’m Looking to replace it. But what lens would you go for?

Another mk1?
A mk2 at over double the price?
Another brand maybe?
A different focal length?

Interested to hear your thoughts as I’m not up to speed with newer lens options.

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Feb 23, 2019 17:27 |  #2

It depends on what type of photography you are interested in. If you want the f/2.8 aperture, I would get the Canon 24-70 II, as both the build quality and sharpness are improved over the Mark I. Maybe a refurbished model from the Canon store, a gray market model, or a used model you are looking to save money. Also consider the Tamron which has IS, unlike the Canon. I think Sigma might have a 24-70 Art lens too.


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Feb 23, 2019 17:45 |  #3

No idea. It is up to you. To me any L is L. Here is no any other brand to replace it. Marks are different story.
Willing to pay more? For what?


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Feb 23, 2019 18:26 |  #4

If you liked the 24-70 F2.8 L Mk1 and used it a fair bit then just go for the Mk2. It is a significantly better lens but not cheap - unfortunately!


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Feb 23, 2019 23:05 |  #5

johnf3f wrote in post #18817319 (external link)
If you liked the 24-70 F2.8 L Mk1 and used it a fair bit then just go for the Mk2. It is a significantly better lens but not cheap - unfortunately!

not cheap but a lot less now than the 2400 I paid when the lens was first released


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Feb 24, 2019 08:40 |  #6

If you can wait then I would wait

R mounts will be released this year and You might want to jump to R technology

That said, the 24-70 V2 behaved perfectly on the EOS R with the adapter that I was using this week. So If you have to get it now, get the version 2. I have seen used ones for $1400.00 now


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Feb 24, 2019 13:17 |  #7

Thanks guys

Having looked at this a little myself I’m tempted with the 24-70 f4 lens. I like the fact it’s lighter and has the macro option, with a picture quality almost matching the 2.8 versions.

I never used my mk1 at f2.8 as the picture quality was poor, I guess mine was a bad one. So f4 doesn’t worry me.

I’m struggling to justify the price of the mk2 to be honest. That’s quite a hike and most people seem to think the difference is very marginal.


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Feb 24, 2019 13:37 |  #8

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Thanks guys

Having looked at this a little myself I’m tempted with the 24-70 f4 lens. I like the fact it’s lighter and has the macro option, with a picture quality almost matching the 2.8 versions.

I never used my mk1 at f2.8 as the picture quality was poor, I guess mine was a bad one. So f4 doesn’t worry me.

I’m struggling to justify the price of the mk2 to be honest. That’s quite a hike and most people seem to think the difference is very marginal.

anyone who says the difference between the two 24-70s is marginal probably hasn't used both lenses. where did you hear that? try reading reviews at the digital picture and lens rentals. at its release the 24-70L II was perhaps the finest zoom lens made by anyone and it still may be. a big reason to use canon is the glass and, imo, the 24-70L II is a must-own for FF shooters.


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Feb 24, 2019 14:29 |  #9

I don’t think I’ve ever read the mk2 is miles better to be honest. Just marginally better when peeping.

I have the 70-200 f2.8 mk1 and absolutely love it. I’d love to find a 24-70 which can get close to that.

I’ll pop to a camera shop tomorrow and see what they have and give some a try.


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Feb 24, 2019 14:51 |  #10

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I don’t think I’ve ever read the mk2 is miles better to be honest. Just marginally better when peeping.

I have the 70-200 f2.8 mk1 and absolutely love it. I’d love to find a 24-70 which can get close to that.

I’ll pop to a camera shop tomorrow and see what they have and give some a try.


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Feb 24, 2019 15:31 |  #11

PGD wrote in post #18817763 (external link)
Thanks guys

Having looked at this a little myself I’m tempted with the 24-70 f4 lens. I like the fact it’s lighter and has the macro option, with a picture quality almost matching the 2.8 versions.

I never used my mk1 at f2.8 as the picture quality was poor, I guess mine was a bad one. So f4 doesn’t worry me.

I’m struggling to justify the price of the mk2 to be honest. That’s quite a hike and most people seem to think the difference is very marginal.

I'm not pushing the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II, especially if you don't need f/2.8, but you can get a gray market one for $1381 through Canonpricewatch (eBay.) Wait for an eBay coupon and you can probably get another $100 off that.


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Feb 24, 2019 21:50 |  #12

umphotography wrote in post #18817632 (external link)
If you can wait then I would wait

R mounts will be released this year and You might want to jump to R technology

That said, the 24-70 V2 behaved perfectly on the EOS R with the adapter that I was using this week. So If you have to get it now, get the version 2. I have seen used ones for $1400.00 now

This is really a bad post. The OP is asking about EF lenses, and you are recommending waiting for a RF lens (and require them to upgrade their camera to R as well).

As for the topic of this thread, I do love the 24-70 EF II for its sharpness, contrast, and lack of distortion. If you want to look for cheaper alternatives, I think the Tamron 24-70 VC G2 is the next popular.


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Feb 24, 2019 23:48 |  #13

I went from the Tamron 24-70-G1, to the 24-70mk2 and love it! The Tamron was great, but the canon is faster and sharper. I only upgraded because I scored on a deal at Adorama. I got my lens for $1400 with 4 year accidental care from canon during the holidays.


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Feb 25, 2019 07:33 as a reply to  @ davesrose's post |  #14

The typical "new gear immediately invalidates years old prior quality glass" syndrome! :)


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Mar 10, 2019 04:04 |  #15

Best replacement is the Sigma 35 Art, in the past I did the switch, f1.4 pics are way more sparkling isolated and the 24-70 range isn't that big (1 step backward = 24mm & 2 forward = 70mm)
As I bought the Sigma 50 Art I sold the 35mm, but possibly I'll buy the 35 again and sell my 24-70 2.8L I, even if it's close to my 50mm :)


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