Is the new 10-24mmF4 R IOS RW worth 44% more than the old?

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pgarth wrote:

In Australia, I can buy the old 10-24mmF4 R IOS for $1111. The new XF10-24mmF4 R OIS WR can be pre ordered for $1599, an extra $488 or 44% more. Just about every review I have read of the old 10-24mm IOS R have all drawn attention to the fact this lens doesn't have weather resistance, no marked aperture scale on the aperture ring, and no lock the to stop accidentally changing the selected f stop. It also give 1 stop better IOS.

As I have never used the old lens, I would be interested to know if you believe the $488 premium to be worth it in the long run?

I'd suggest waiting on the release of the v2 of the lens, and read all the new reviews that compare the two.   YOU decide whether the difference is worthwhile.

That's what I'm doing.  I have the original, not thinking about getting v2.   Yet I'm looking forward to seeing how they compare once out and put to use (I can be tempted).

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