« on: December 19, 2014, 11:32:47 PM »
Thank you so much for this.
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Seriously, soon enough all this talk of "you need f/2.8 to stop motion" is going the way of the dodo.
No, it won't. In times of the original 5d1, you needed f2.8 to stop motion. In times of the 5d2, you needed f2.8 to stop motion. In times of the 5d3., you need f2.8 to stop motion. In times of the 5d4, you will need f2.8 to stop motion. Get the picture?Wait, there is a MASSIVE difference in image quality between the 5DII and 5DII?! Since when?
Who said anything about massive? But it's significant: The 5d2's images respond not as well to denoising, and the noise pattern is visually more disturbing. Then there's a slight increase in snr, and some less banding (while not at 6d or 1dx level).
But if used properly, this won't matter as you can create visually stunning images with the ff 5d2 - there's no real need for the 5d3 features if you shoot the 5d2 with the purpose in mind it was designed for.
What are you even shooting?
Pick up a 5D MK II, you can probably get a decent shape one for $1200, it still takes great pictures, is full frame if/and the 5D MK IV gets announced in the next quarter or so, you sell of the 5D MK II, maybe take a $100 - $150 hit or so, you will be more familiar with the 5D and easier to step in.
As well, what if the 5D MK IV is a $3500 - $4000 camera? are you prepared for possibly those prices.
Cameras are an expense, not an investment. You buy wisely, you have a lower expense. I would rather be shooting for 3 - 5 months for $20 - $30 a month on a full frame than just waitinfg
What genre do you guys use this type of lens for? I'm having a hard time imagining what I would do with it. At that price, I assume there is something it excels at?
Yes, that's my question... WHAT are people using this lens for? Obviously it has some fans here on CR. Most lenses at this price point have some particular purpose. Is it a sports lens, a walking around lens, a birding lens? Do wedding photographers love it? I'm just curious to know what justifies the price. What does it do that you can't accomplish with cheaper lenses or one that you already own?