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24L mkI vs mkII for wedding and portrait work.

 
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Sep 14, 2011 17:19 |  #1

Anyone have experience with both? If I find a good price on a mkI in great shape is there a reason I shouldn't grab it? Should I go mkII or nothing?

I'm using the 28 1.8 now, and I like it, but I think I'd like a 24L better...


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Sep 14, 2011 19:03 |  #2

I think the MAIN reason NOT to get it is because you can get a V1 used on here for SOOOOO much cheaper!


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Sep 14, 2011 19:48 |  #3

bnlearle wrote in post #13104481 (external link)
I think the MAIN reason NOT to get it is because you can get a V1 used on here for SOOOOO much cheaper!

Thanks - yeah that's what I was thinking. I've seen pristine copies for like $1100 I think. Nothing wrong with the mkI right?


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Sep 14, 2011 19:51 |  #4

The only issue with the MKI I noticed was that it tended to be flare prone.




  
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Sep 14, 2011 20:42 |  #5

I have the Mk1 and see no reason to upgrade... :)


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Sep 14, 2011 21:30 |  #6

nicksan wrote in post #13104678 (external link)
The only issue with the MKI I noticed was that it tended to be flare prone.

I was actually going to add that I really like flare so this alone keeps me with the V1 :)


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Sep 14, 2011 21:33 |  #7

bnlearle wrote in post #13105171 (external link)
I was actually going to add that I really like flare so this alone keeps me with the V1 :)

True, true, true. :lol:




  
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Sep 15, 2011 01:16 |  #8

Thanks guys!


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Sep 15, 2011 09:00 as a reply to  @ snakeman55's post |  #9

I don't have either, but have recently been considering it. I've been leaning to v2 mainly because of the weather sealing. I've needed to shoot in the rain more this year than ever before and have really come to appreciate my weather sealed lenses. Oh, to live in sunny San Diego...:D

However, it is a hefty price difference. I've seen clean v1s floating around for $900..which is a hard price to argue with.


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Sep 15, 2011 09:05 as a reply to  @ helloagain36's post |  #10

I've shot with both (CPS just sent me one of the new ones) and I have had the first one for years and have seen no real reason to upgrade. The first edition is a fine lens.




  
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Sep 15, 2011 09:12 |  #11

helloagain36 wrote in post #13107075 (external link)
I don't have either, but have recently been considering it. I've been leaning to v2 mainly because of the weather sealing. I've needed to shoot in the rain more this year than ever before and have really come to appreciate my weather sealed lenses. Oh, to live in sunny San Diego...:D

However, it is a hefty price difference. I've seen clean v1s floating around for $900..which is a hard price to argue with.

The weather sealing won't buy you that much on a 5D2 or 7D. I mean, the rubber gasket will help some, but not sure that's reason enough to shell out $600+.

IQ-wise, there really isn't a huge difference. I used to own the 24L, before I switched to Nikon for a year. When I came back to Canon, I decided to go with the 24L MKII.




  
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Sep 15, 2011 10:21 |  #12

helloagain36 wrote in post #13107075 (external link)
I don't have either, but have recently been considering it. I've been leaning to v2 mainly because of the weather sealing. I've needed to shoot in the rain more this year than ever before and have really come to appreciate my weather sealed lenses. Oh, to live in sunny San Diego...:D

However, it is a hefty price difference. I've seen clean v1s floating around for $900..which is a hard price to argue with.

move on down. we'd love to have ya!


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Sep 16, 2011 09:21 |  #13

helloagain36 wrote in post #13107075 (external link)
I don't have either, but have recently been considering it. I've been leaning to v2 mainly because of the weather sealing. I've needed to shoot in the rain more this year than ever before and have really come to appreciate my weather sealed lenses. Oh, to live in sunny San Diego...:D

However, it is a hefty price difference. I've seen clean v1s floating around for $900..which is a hard price to argue with.

$900? I'd buy that in a second! I'm on the hunt now...


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Sep 16, 2011 09:30 |  #14

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$900? I'd buy that in a second! I'm on the hunt now...

saw one in Minneapolis craigs list 1000.00 oBo


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Mar 26, 2012 12:54 |  #15

How do you like the mkI?


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