Do you think it's a worthwhile upgrade for those who have the 'old' non-VC version??
I definitely do, particularly since you get not only a slightly sharper macro lens, but also because you get a much more effective modern medium telephoto with a great stabilizer. The new lens does a lot of things really well and doubles as a great general purpose lens. I think its worth the upgrade, particularly if you can get a decent price on the used market for your old one.
Thanks, I may consider putting this lens in my upgrade path. I really like that the new version is non-extending. FWIW the image quality from the old macro is fabulous, not so much the looks of the thing...
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