35mm f/1.4L MKI

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35mm f/1.4L MKI

Hi guys, I am thinking about buying a 35mm lens. I have got the MKI with me to test it. First of all what would you recommend to test to check if the lens is in good condition? First thing that I can remember is any misalignment. Anything else you can suggest?
For example using FoCal tests to check sharpness, AF accuracy, etc is ok as well?

Now the other question I has was: is it worth to go to the MKII? Is it worth the differece? It is more sharp indeed but the price is sharper too.

Another thing. I am not a person to go to third party lenses but I just read about the tamron 35mm f/1.4 SP and it looks like it is much better than this MKI version and I don't know if I should buy that on from new (690 pounds new from panamoz with 3y warranty) or buy this one from an used shop marked as excellent with 1y warranty at 710 pounds? This canon was manufactured in 2008 if the numbers engraved are correct.

I am also planing to go to the EOS R in the end of the current year or beginning of the next one.

Any advice is welcome. Thanks.

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