Canon 24-70 L version 1

Started Jan 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
dogcow23
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Re: Canon 24-70 L version 1
In reply to benedictlaig, Jan 31, 2013

a good copy of version 1 is still a great lens, and if you need a lens in that range then its a bargain for under 1k.

After upgrading here's the difference to me imho:

v1 was soft from mid to long distance (v2 is sharp, at any distance and at any focal length). And most importantly at 2.8 v2 is tack sharp with lots of detail, my v1 was really only sharp at 2.8 when the subject was close i.e. within 2-3 meters.

v1 is quite heft of a lens, it was very front heavy (v2 is more compact, a bit lighter but much more balanced when hand holding)

Most users have been raving on about v2 and I didn't think it was that good, but after using it I can understand why. The newer lens design is just that much better than the old lens. Of course we are all bound by the $, so only you can decide if its worth it.

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