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
John Vant Land
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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 14, 2012

Although I love sharpness and would appreciate having f/2.8, my trusty 24-105 is so sharp.  If you're on a budget, it has twice the range for half the cost.  I know, it's somewhat slow at f/4, but with my 5D Mk III, I can usually push the ISO up high enough for most situations.

Can you beat this sharpness?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22627716@N07/8180977063/in/photostream

I know, this image outside and stopped down, but for me, I can make due and save the $2300 it would cost to use the 24-70 and I believe in this type of setting, it would make little difference but would cost me the inconvenience of having to change lenses in a dirty environment when I wanted to zoom out.

John

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