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CallaWolf
7th June 2011, 08:12 PM
What's the difference between a MkI and a MkII ?

francois
7th June 2011, 08:35 PM
It has a blue ring, it focuses more quickly, it has CDAP (contrast detect auto-focus) so can be used on micro 4/3 bodies, and has a slightly better brightness control than the mark I.

The only downside is that the front bayonet fitting has changed and so you cannot use the Olympus macro ringflash RF-11 with it without a makeshift adapter.

I may have forgotten something so others will probably chime in.

francois
7th June 2011, 08:40 PM
Forgot that the aperture blades were modified to make them completely round. This to improve bokeh.

CallaWolf
7th June 2011, 09:37 PM
Well, other than the bokeh, I think I can happily give up the added features of the MkII. Just bought a MkI for a v fair price.

*chr

francois
7th June 2011, 10:41 PM
If it's the 150 for sale at the moment, it's a real bargain more than a fair price!

Plus, if I wanted to improve on the 14-54 mark I, I'd get the 12-60 as opposed to the 14-54 mark II, which is what I plan on doing at some point.

CallaWolf
7th June 2011, 10:54 PM
Yes, I managed to secure the 150 lens :)
I'm seriously considering selling my 12-60 (and yes, I realise how good a lens it is). Between the 105 macro, the 9-18, the 14-54, the 50-200 and the 70-300, I'm almost completely covered. All I want now is the Sigma 30mm - unfortunately I missed the last one that was on sale.

francois
7th June 2011, 11:25 PM
I take it you prefer the portability of the 14-54 instead of the 12-60?

In the primes, I'd consider the Leica 25mm instead, but I appreciate we're not talking the same price range. Saying that, you wouldn't have to add a lot on top of the 12-60 you'd sell first.

Went to your website for a quick peep, it's well done!

Ulfric M Douglas
8th June 2011, 06:10 AM
The MkI works fine on my e-P1, but not on my G1.

CallaWolf
8th June 2011, 06:55 AM
I take it you prefer the portability of the 14-54 instead of the 12-60?

In the primes, I'd consider the Leica 25mm instead, but I appreciate we're not talking the same price range. Saying that, you wouldn't have to add a lot on top of the 12-60 you'd sell first.

Went to your website for a quick peep, it's well done!

Portability - yes
Leica 25mm - would be nice
Website - thanks :)

Ross the fiddler
8th June 2011, 08:18 AM
The other thing about the Mk II is that it works with CF for live view & would also work on the Panasonic GF1 because of it. Your 150 Mk I lens should be a good buy.

rocklogic
8th June 2011, 01:20 PM
I bought the mkI because of price - but would definitely consider getting the 12-60 because of it's quality! On my growing list of 'wants' :D