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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When I bought my 24-70 Mark I it was 1400-1500 years ago. That would be about $1600-1700 today.. So the new lens is $700 more.

Here is the thing, I HATE THE HIGH PRICE.. But after using a 24-70 V1 for 8 years, it is A LOT better on my 5DIII..

On my 1DII and 1DIII, I did not notice how the 24-70 2.8 v1 was not that great,, Only 8-10mp on a crop camera and the center of the lens was pretty good.. ON my 5DII and 5DIII I hated the 24-70 2.8.  BUT if was very painful spending 2300 on a non IS lens!

gabiphoto wrote:

24-70 f/2.8 L II is more than twice more expensive than the 24-70 Mk 1. You think that the IQ will be at least 50% greater ? I don't think so. Starting with 2012, Canon made a new strategy:to simply increase the price with at least 60% for all the new lenses that are being released from now on (look at 24-70 2.8 II, 35 2.0 is , 24-70 f/4 L , etc).

I'm telling you,guys: lenses like 35 1.4L, 135 2.0L -are a bargain now compared with how much will cost their succesors. SO, BUY IT NOW, GUYS !!! Who knows what Canon is up to in the near future.Next week I'm gonna buy 135L and in 2-3 months I'm gonna buy 35L.

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