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Re: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 Mark I vs Mark II
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2013, 09:41:21 PM »
ive had the original 70-200 for seven years.  i recently purchased the IS II.

i'd say the original is more than fine for nearly everyone - it is an amazing lens - very accurate and reliable. 

the af on the new lens is faster and more accurate in low light and i personally think the background blur is noticeably more pleasing and smooth.

the IS II is also quite a bit heavier than the original.  i've never minded a substantial feeling lens but this one is heavy.

there is also an additional weather seal on the rear of the lens that touches the camera when mounted.  this was actually one of my main reasons for updating.

Bobby, the 70-200 f2.8 IS MkI also has the mounting weather sealing ring.
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Re: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 Mark I vs Mark II
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2013, 09:41:21 PM »

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Re: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 Mark I vs Mark II
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2013, 11:27:35 PM »
hmm.  my original 70-200 looks just like this one - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/91680-USA/Canon_2569A004_70_200mm_f_2_8L_USM_Autofocus.html

there is no seal on the back, not the one i'm referrring to anyway.
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Re: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 Mark I vs Mark II
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2013, 11:30:47 PM »
i see the miscommunication.  when i said the original 70-200 2.8, i meant the version that came out before there was even ans IS model available.
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Re: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 Mark I vs Mark II
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2013, 11:30:47 PM »