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Old Sep 12, 2010, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default Sigma 70-200 f2.8 Mark I vs Mark II?

Hi. I have the opportunity to buy a 2nd-hand, mint Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 (Mark I) EX DG APO Macro HSM AF Lens for Canon EOS.

The guy will let it go for $450. Can someone tell me the difference between this lens and the same, Mark II Sigma lens? Would I notice the difference?

I'd be using it with a Canon T1i DSLR body, mostly to shoot my daughters' basketball games and swim meets.

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Old Sep 17, 2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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+1, I'd really like to know the difference too.
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 11:50 AM   #3
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Actually I found out the difference. There are some optical flaws in the Mark I lens. Go to YouTube and search for the lens. There is a good video by dombower, which shows the flaws under bright lighting conditions.

I ended up buying a new Mark II lens. Just got it from Adorama.com. It was a good deal, came with some Tiffen filters, a lens cleaning kit and lens cap leash, all for $799.
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