EF 85 mm/1.2 mark I or II for 5D3?

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EF 85 mm/1.2 mark I or II for 5D3?
Aug 27, 2012

I plan to get this most famous Canon lens for my 5DIII, and finally make my many years' dream become true. The question is now: Mark I or II version? The Mark I is still available in Europe for € 500 less. I understand that the AF drive of the II version is better, but is it worth 500 bucks more? (Even if its only Euros... ;-).)

Appreciate your help, but please reply only if you have real experience with the older and/or newer version of this lens. And, please, no Nikonians here (they seem to be everywhere...): I am not interested in 85 mm/1.8 or 1.4's, be it Nikkor, Canon or Sigma. I want the real thing. Thx a lot in advance.

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