« on: November 08, 2014, 05:31:13 PM »
I think the optical performance specs will be a significant improvement. What would be the point of a new version if it weren't? Just saying.
My copy of v1 is quite sharp. I doubt the new one will be significantly sharper (perhaps I have a particularly good copy). What it will have is greatly improved IS, lens coatings and (hopefully) weather resistance. The slotted hood for filters is also intriguing. Though I'm not particularly interested in upgrading, I will keep an open mind.
My lens is quite good and others have noticed the fact. I think it's more about techniques and lighting. This is at f6.3 ISO 200 on a 5D III (click on the photo for a larger size)
F-22 Raptor afterburner turn © Keith Breazeal by Keith Breazeal Photography, on Flickr
Wow! Fantastic shot Keith