New 24-85 compared to the 2002-2006ish version

Started Dec 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP ADMint Veteran Member • Posts: 3,408
Re: New 24-85 compared to the 2002-2006ish version

Thanks John,

Initially I was all set to get the new lens but thought I could better spend that 600 bucks elsewhere since I've already got a 24-85; However seeing the photos above has got me re-thinking about making the switch again. The biggest thing I noticed between the two is the brightness and graininess of the older version.

The one thing I will say is that I like the size, weight, and filter size of the older lens over the newer one.

Anyway I've got a 14 mm Samyang (Rokinon) on it's way to me in the morning so that should quench my thirst for the time being. And I will say I've gotten some nice photos with my 24-85 as is.

We'll see come Feb when I decide on another lens purchase.

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