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EOS Bodies / Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« on: March 02, 2012, 06:36:32 AM »
Craig, well done on the advanced spec list - spot on [CR3]!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III Kit Lenses
« on: March 02, 2012, 06:27:10 AM »
As mentioned in another thread:


KIT price 5D MKIII
http://www.cameratools.nl/default.asp?pageid=34&webgroupfilter=440&artdetail=CAEOS5DMKIII2470II

EDIT: that is US $7928 (todays rate)


Yikes - that is crazy expensive - something must be wrong with that pricing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III Kit Lenses
« on: March 02, 2012, 06:14:00 AM »
I am trying to decide between these two with the new 5D3. I have used a 17-55/2.8 Is on my 40D for years and have been waiting for the 5D3 to upgrade. I know the capabilities of the 24-105 and am wondering if going for the 24-70 without IS on a camera (5D3) that can obviously tolerate higher ISO would be the way to go.

I like the reach of the 24-105 and I dig the IS. I am often shooting at 1/15 of a second and the IS is a huge help in those situations, although that is on my 40D and I never go above ISO800 and even then I try to avoid it.

Any thoughts on this?

Neither the 24-70 nor the 24-105 is going to be a great solution for shooting in very low light but the 24-70 would probably do better.  The 24-105 is a a stop slower than the 17-55, so that would increase shutter time to 1/8s, which is VERY slow, and your keeper rate would be worse than with your current 17-55.

But FF cameras tend to have less noise than crop bodies.  Assuming that the 5DIII's ISO 3200 performance is equivalent to the D40's ISO 800 (worst case), that would give you a respectable shutter speed of 1/60s for the 24-70 f/2.8 and 1/30s for the 24-105 f/4 with a couple stops of IS thrown in.  So for static subjects, the 24-105 might do better and give you more flexibility with ISO, but I think I'd rather take my chances with the 24-70 at 1/60s because faster shutter speeds also reduce motion blur.

That said, you might consider getting the less expensive 24-105 (esp. in a kit) as a walkabout lens and then use the several hundred dollar difference for the 24-70 I or the over 1k difference for the 24-70 II to get a f/1.8 or f/1.4 or f/1.2 prime at the focal length you need.  An f/1.4 lens would allow you to shoot at 1/60s at ISO 800 whereas the f/2.8 lens needed 1/15s.  The DOF is different, but fast primes on a FF camera would give you the most options.

Thanks for your insight. It looks like the only kit they released is the 24-205 so that makes my decision easier. I may end up picking up a 35L too - I have heard it is a fantastic lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III Kit Lenses
« on: March 02, 2012, 06:10:43 AM »
B&H has only one kit setup, the 24-105L

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/847546-REG/Canon_5260B009_EOS_5D_Mark_III.html

I just noticed that - the link with the 24-70 is still there but sadly does not have pricing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Biggest Hardware Issue still not fixed?
« on: March 01, 2012, 10:34:23 PM »
Quote from: Mt Spokane Photography link=topic=3773.msg80216#msg80216 date=1330658350
You might also consider using liveview.  Then, you can lock the DOF preview.
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I just tried this on my 40D and the DoF button worked but did not stay enagaged - is this correct?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III Kit Lenses
« on: March 01, 2012, 10:26:50 PM »
I am trying to decide between these two with the new 5D3. I have used a 17-55/2.8 Is on my 40D for years and have been waiting for the 5D3 to upgrade. I know the capabilities of the 24-105 and am wondering if going for the 24-70 without IS on a camera (5D3) that can obviously tolerate higher ISO would be the way to go.

I like the reach of the 24-105 and I dig the IS. I am often shooting at 1/15 of a second and the IS is a huge help in those situations, although that is on my 40D and I never go above ISO800 and even then I try to avoid it.

Any thoughts on this?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III Kit Lenses
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:58:54 PM »
They'd sell so many kits if the 5dmk3 + 24-70 ii was priced at around $5k.

The D800 with the 24-70 is around that price, so I'd be very interested to see what Canon is gonna do. I would probably buy that kit in a heartbeat if it was around $5k
I said in another post that I thought this combo would be $4999 - here's hoping :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 saves monies !
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:34:52 PM »
Upgraded from wife 1.0 to wife 2.0, successfully.  Nice software & no distortion with the utilities or plugins.
I did this too although it was a VERY costly upgrade and I am still paying for 1.0  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III Kit Lenses
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:00:51 PM »
Nice options but I am leaning towards a prime lens (does not have to be L), any thoughts?
Depends what you want to shoot. Landscape, portraits, sports, etc...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III Kit Lenses
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:54:43 PM »
Great stuff because if that is the case I will be going for the 24-70 Mk.II kit for my first 5D3 purchase.

I am leaning towards that myself - it will all depend on where the price lands.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 saves monies !
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:51:05 PM »
What's the date code?

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EOS Bodies / 5D Mk III Kit Lenses
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:47:20 PM »
It looks like there may be both the 24-105 4.0 IS Mk.I and 24-70 2.8 Mk.II being offered based on Photoprice.ca as they have placeholders for both:

24-105 kit
http://www.photoprice.ca/product/03870/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-with-EF-24-105-IS-Kit-price.html

24-70 Mk.II kit
http://www.photoprice.ca/product/03869/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-with-24-70-II-Kit-price.html

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EOS Bodies / Re: Neck Strap Loops Design
« on: March 01, 2012, 06:41:59 PM »
is that just a zip tie? :o

It is a heavy duty zip tie with a metal tooth that grips the tie.

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I spoke too soon - they seem to have the place holder for the 5D3/27-70 II kit too: http://www.photoprice.ca/product/03869/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-with-24-70-II-Kit-price.html

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The 5D3/24-105 kit showed up here: http://www.photoprice.ca/product/03870/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-with-EF-24-105-IS-Kit-price.html

No prices as of yet but it is an indication those two items might be bundled together.

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