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Archive 2008 · Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 mk I vs. mk II

  
 
yagedk
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 mk I vs. mk II


Does anyone know what the difference between the two lenses is?

It seems that most people have the mk II version and that the mk I goes for slightly cheaper on the used market, but is the mk II really a better lens?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

- Rasmus



Nov 04, 2008 at 10:37 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 mk I vs. mk II


Dont know but the specs on the canon museum are much the same save for the mk2 being lighter.

how cheap are these? if you were looking for something 28-XX then why not think about the 28-105 3.5-4.5 USM , the mk2 is slightly beter than the mk1 (better apature blade setup)

Or its baby brother the 24-85 usm



Nov 05, 2008 at 02:21 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 mk I vs. mk II


I'm with Ian, if you can't stretch to the full house 24/28-70 2.8 version, the 28-105 3.5-4.5 is a superb little lens, I had one for 2 years before my 24-70 arrived and in IQ terms (obviously the L is way ahead on build quality) there's really not a lot in it, there's a slight nod to sharpness with the L, and I find the red channel seems to be less prone to clipping, but that's about it, I'd recommend it in a heartbeat.


Nov 05, 2008 at 05:26 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 mk I vs. mk II


Hi,

I have a MKII version. As I understand it, optically the MKI and MKII are the same, but the MKI version is just a bit bulkier and weighs more. I like mine a lot. It has surprisingly good IQ and you can pick one up for absolute peanuts. I think I paid $80 for mine.



Nov 05, 2008 at 07:16 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 mk I vs. mk II


If my memory serves me well the MKI has metal gears for the AF mechanics, and the MKII has plastic gears. Optically they are the same.


Nov 05, 2008 at 08:32 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 mk I vs. mk II


The 28-70/3.5-4.5 is optically superior to the 28-105. Indeed, it is optically superior to every non-L zoom lens Canon ever made in the same focal length range, and is on par with the Ls.

Shot with the Mark II version:

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2gt8w/latest/charmoth1.jpg

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2gt8w/latest/charmoth2.jpg

And a 100% crop:

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2gt8w/latest/charmoth2_d.jpg



Nov 05, 2008 at 09:08 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 mk I vs. mk II


Thanks for all the replies!

I just bought the mk I version, so let's hope it's just as sharp as those butterfly photos, cause damn they are sharp!



Nov 05, 2008 at 10:25 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 mk I vs. mk II


Just picked up the 28-70/3.5-4.5 Mk II, a 50mm 1.8 Mark I (!) and a EOS 650 - all for $45! Forgive the boast, but that little zoom really is sharp! (Got 'em all on Craigslist)


Nov 09, 2008 at 10:20 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 mk I vs. mk II


Pilgrim, damn good score.

I have the Mk II, it's a great lens. everytime I think of getting rid of it I remember how well it has done for me (I bought it new in like 1990 or something) and I can't part with it. I have a 24-70 2.8L now so I rarely use the little 28-70 but it's still a great lens. Market value on a nice II version is $200+ I think.

50 1.8 mk1 - another great one. These are worth having, esp. if you can pick them up for cheap $.

EOS 650 and 50 1.8 mk 1 were my first Canon 35mm gear, bought new back in 1988 or so.

-Ed



Nov 09, 2008 at 10:56 PM





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