I've posted this elsewhere, but looking at the MTF charts, and knowing a ton of people will now be seeking used Mark I's out there, I may very well trade up for the Mark II. I especially think that if this is your bread-and-butter lens, it's definitely worth having the newer version. the old one is great but I wouldn't say prime-rivaling, but the new certainly looks like it could really negate the need for f/2.8 primes in that focal range, like ... ever.
Agreed. If the 24-70L is your main lens and it pays the bills, it's worth it to shell out $2300. I still think it's a tad high. I think they put it just out of reach for anyone who's not shooting weddings and events or even PJ's. $200 would have been more reasonable and I don't think it will be long before you see it come down.
This could be a good thing though. For those of us who have the version I, it will be a matter of time for the used prices to go up and get you closer to an upgrade itf you feel it's necessary.
yep. that, and that fact that it will probably carry rebates on it when Canon drops more bodies later this year, means it's actually not too far off the mark.
still can't tell you how much I hate the new IS prime pricing, though.