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| p.2 #18 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal |
Well, you should not complain about that 2K. Here in Romania, the 24-70 2.8L II is the equivalent of 3500$ / 2600 Euros. So, 2K USD is quite a bargain if you ask me.
I have the 24-70 I, and i could sell that for about 1100 USD. I'm preety sure that the new lens's performance does not justify the huge price difference. I tested one and yeah, it's about 150g lighter, it feels nicer in the hand and it's much sharper at 2.8 compared to my lens, but at least for now, it's hard to justify the price, especially when I also have in my bag the 24 1.4L II and 50 1.2L in the same FL range.
Understand. For many people right now, the business justification is hard given the price difference. I wouldn't be surprised if it drops significantly over the next 2 years, as the 70-200 II did
I struggled to some extend to justify it, but there was one wedding when I really needed the more accurate focussing and the V1 lens just didn't cut it, so I took the plunge. My V1 lens was particularly poor though - at 2.8 it was significantly unsharp. I know there's way better copies out there. Would my customers notice? Doubtful. Do I notice? Definitely.