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
OP Dave Seeley Senior Member • Posts: 1,051
Re: Is the new Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II worth $1300 more than a good used mark I?

bhollis wrote:

Not just CA. The II is also significantly sharper. It's also a little smaller and lighter, and also supposedly has a more robust build.

If you haven't already done so, recommend you read the reviews on the II, including the blog posts at Lens Rentals.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/11/canon-24-70-mk-ii-variation

Thanks bhollis - the review at lensrentals was enlightening!...  It does make me more likely to bite that $1300 bullet.  I'd rent one first, but it's $105 that could be spent on owning one....

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