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Jun 17, 2013 00:26 |  #1

Hey guys, is the 24-70 2.8 version 1 any good still?
How does the iq compare with the MK II and 24-70 f4?
I found one locally for pretty cheap!

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Jun 17, 2013 01:17 |  #2

dont expect 70-200 f/2.8 mkii image quality.

My copy mk1 copy is excellent after calibration. Its certainly not on par with a 24-70L mk2. Using available light shooting its still very good for the old lens design. I prefer the IQ of a prime much more when shooting available light.

I use the "brick" primarily for studio so a smaller apertures with ideal light the image quality if awesome.

The older 24-70L is a decent piece of glass. I do have the 24-70Lmk2 on my "near future" wishlist.


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Jun 17, 2013 01:23 |  #3
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nathan549 wrote in post #16037657 (external link)
Hey guys, is the 24-70 2.8 version 1 any good still?

That depends on who you ask...

How does the iq compare with the MK II and 24-70 f4?

No experience on neither. But if reviews out there are to be trusted, difference is pretty much night and day.


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Jun 17, 2013 01:30 |  #4

It is as good as it was before. New releases do not make existing products decline in quality.

Have a look through the samples thread and decide whether the lens is good enough for what you want.


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Jun 17, 2013 01:34 |  #5

Mark II is superior, as you would expect.
I'm not familiar with the f4


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Jun 17, 2013 01:35 |  #6

Mine's still good - thankfully it wasn't one of those that stopped working when the mk2 came out ;)


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Jun 17, 2013 01:37 |  #7

chrismarriott66 wrote in post #16037764 (external link)
Mine's still good - thankfully it wasn't one of those that stopped working when the mk2 came out ;)

:lol:

How does the iq compare with the 24-105?
I heard a lot about the mk I being soft but then other people say its tack sharp!


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Jun 17, 2013 01:44 |  #8

This might help you out a little bit: the-digital-picture comparison (external link)

I have used both lenses before, but I haven't ever done a direct comparison to be honest... if you need more versatility and IS, get the 24-105... if you need 2.8, get the 24-70... I think that's probably what it comes down to!


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Jun 17, 2013 02:10 |  #9

chrismarriott66 wrote in post #16037780 (external link)
This might help you out a little bit: the-digital-picture comparison (external link)

I have used both lenses before, but I haven't ever done a direct comparison to be honest... if you need more versatility and IS, get the 24-105... if you need 2.8, get the 24-70... I think that's probably what it comes down to!

Thanks for the link very helpful! i was considering picking up a 24-105 because they are so cheap and i need the standard zoom range but f4 will annoy me i think. Obviously i would love to get the 24-70 mk II but i found this MK I for just over $1000 cheaper. So i didnt know if i should let it pass me and get the mk II or just grab it and save up more for a new body


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