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Canon 24L ver.1 price.

 
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Oct 16, 2010 16:00 |  #1

Found this local deal on craigslist, someone is selling a 24L mk.1 for $900. Just the lens and hood, though.

Wondering if it's a good deal, or should I pay extra for the mk 2?

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Oct 16, 2010 17:34 |  #2

24L mark 1 is a good value lens.

Mark 2 is noticeably better in many aspects but also much more expensive.

$900 for a Mark 1 version is a reasonable price.. not a crazy low price but I would say it is somewhere near average or slightly below.

Many people say mark 2 is worth all the money, but I say it depends on what you are trying to achieve out of the lens. You can look through the archives and judge for yourself.

FYI, I have mark 1 and have used mark 2.


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Oct 16, 2010 17:42 |  #3

sangjiny wrote in post #11109603 (external link)
24L mark 1 is a good value lens.

Mark 2 is noticeably better in many aspects but also much more expensive.

$900 for a Mark 1 version is a reasonable price.. not a crazy low price but I would say it is somewhere near average or slightly below.

Many people say mark 2 is worth all the money, but I say it depends on what you are trying to achieve out of the lens. You can look through the archives and judge for yourself.

FYI, I have mark 1 and have used mark 2.

Did you find the mkII to have noticeably less CA and better sharpness wide open? I had the option of mkII when I bought my mkI, I love the lens, wish I would have popped for the mkII.


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Oct 16, 2010 17:46 |  #4

windpig wrote in post #11109650 (external link)
Did you find the mkII to have noticeably less CA and better sharpness wide open? I had the option of mkII when I bought my mkI, I love the lens, wish I would have popped for the mkII.

Yes, mark 1 has some quite noticeable CA. mark 2 is considerably less and sharper.

It's a personal decision whether or not the improvements are worth the extra cash.

mark 1 is still a very good lens as is no doubt about that.


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Oct 16, 2010 17:48 |  #5

sangjiny wrote in post #11109674 (external link)
Yes, mark 1 has some quite noticeable CA. mark 2 is considerably less and sharper.

It's a personal decision whether or not the improvements are worth the extra cash.

mark 1 is still a very good lens as is no doubt about that.

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I may have to consider doing an upgrade.


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Oct 16, 2010 18:07 |  #6

I have a 24L mark I and I personally love it. For $850, I just couldn't go wrong. It's a really good copy as well. Try to lower the price of the 24L you are purchasing down to $800 - that would be a great deal!

I have used the 24L ii and it's considerably sharper from edge frame to edge frame, has less ca, and has weather sealing. If money is no object, get the 24L mark II. If money is a little tight, get the mark I - it's still a great lens for what it's worth. Since I rarely use this focal length (I use the 35L more), I couldn't justify going with the mark ii. Maybe after I get the 50L, the upgrade to the mark ii will come. :)


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