I finally found this lens on eBay for a reasonable price, I bought it and took a few shots. I know that it has the same optics and diaphragm of the MK II, but I was wondering if it has also the same anti-reflective lens coating, because it looks to me that it doesn't handle flares and ghostings as well as the MK II. Anyone knows?
Do you have any samples? I had to dig into my files to find some samples where there is visible ghosting or flare but none of the photo's I took with this lens have it in a disturbing way. In fact I never really noticed it before. Note that I'm (occasionally) using this lens on a 5DMkII (never on my 7D).
BTW the MkII is designed to be a cheaper, simpler re-issue of the MkI so I doubt Canon decided to up the standard with improved lens coatings. If anything I imagine the manufacturing quality control of the MkI should beat the MkII.
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