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Is the new Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II worth $1300 more than a good used mark I?

Started Nov 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Is the new Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II worth $1300 more than a good used mark I?
In reply to Dave Seeley, Nov 13, 2012

Dave Seeley wrote:

Looking at buying a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L... new II for $2300, or a used mark I for about $1000.... Looks like reduced chromatic aberations are the main upgrade? Was that really a big issue in the first version?



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Dave _ I haven't tried the newest version of this lens, but IMO ver. 1 left a lot to be desired. But - have you considered renting both and trying them out for yourself? If you're in the US it is very easy to rent on-line for extended periods for pretty reasonable rates (as opposed to some local B&M shops that charge a lot more). FWIW - That's usually how I decide which lens to purchase for myself.

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