70-400 II produce worst images than version I?

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Alan_S Senior Member • Posts: 1,831
Re: 70-400 II produce worst images than version I?

RoxanneY wrote:

JPEG Shooter wrote:

Sam_Oslo wrote:

on the other hand, a faster AF is always a welcome addition, no matter what you are shooting,

Yeah, you're right about that.

so G2 is a good alternative too for s little extra, assuming they have the same IQ.

My new G1 was $1600 when I bought it back in early 2010. So 'upgrading' to a G2 would not be a "little" extra $ for me. With IQ the same, and a bit faster AF the only real difference... I can't justify what would probably end up being about $800, assuming I could get about $1400 for my G1.

That said, if I didn't already have the G1, the story would be different. The G1 now goes for $2000 new. And with the G2 at $2200... I would consider that difference a "little extra". So if I didn't have one and was in the market to buy one, I'd probably go for the G2.

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Score! You got your G1 for a good price! Does Sony routinely raise the price of it's gear like that?


I wouldn't say it happens "routinely" but it did happen twice in the past two years, and I don't recall anything quite like that happening before. Fortunately, I had acquired the 70400G, z2470 (1600 each) and the 70200G (1800) all prior to the Sept. 2011 price increase. At that time all three went up by 200. Seven months later, the first two went up another 200, putting all three at the current $2kUSD price tag. Here's a list http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/the-lens-price-increase-in-usa-is-real/

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