« on: November 07, 2012, 06:05:58 PM »
Also given that Canon is now enforcing its MAP, it's unlikely we're going to see the occasional drops in price that often come a half year or so after new product launches.
If I could get this lens for under $1,800, I would. But assuming I could sell my current 24-70mm for ~$1,300, I'm not really willing to pump anymore than $500 into a focal length I already am perfectly happy with. I'd rather get a new lens.
Do you think you will be able to sell your used mk1 for 1300 if mk2 is "only" 500 more for a new one ?
Currently, yes. I've seen them on craigslist for as much as $1,500 where I live. I don't think I'd have much of a problem getting $1,300 for it right now. (I've had good luck getting decent prices for lenses on CL in the past, as long as I'm willing to wait) But the $1,000+ to upgrade isn't an option... so alas, the mk1 shall remain in my bag.