From DPR
DPR has completed their review of the new EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.

The review is very favorable outside of their opinion of the bokeh. I didn't find it all that pleasing either.

Overall, then, the EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM gains about as close as it gets to an unqualified recommendation, given the price. Its combination of exceptional optics and quirk-free design even manages to surpass Nikon's equivalent that we tested recently, stealing the crown of ‘Best in Class' by a whisker. It's a significant improvement over what was already an accomplished lens, capable of consistently delivering results that will satisfy the most demanding of users, and you can't ask for much more than that.

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  1. thetoolman on

    Just before the MK II was release you could have bought the MK I for $1600 to $1700 with free shipping. If you figure it that way then the new model is $800 to $900 dollar more. While the new model might be a little better than the old one, there is no way it’s worth that much extra money. A better way to play this Canon game would be to buy the MK I while you still can and invest the difference in Canon stock. Surely Canon stands to make out well once the inventory of the MK I is depleted. Pros and advanced amateurs will then have no choice but to spend the extra cash on the MK II.

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