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Lenses / 85 f/1.2 L II vs 85 f/1.8
« on: April 02, 2012, 12:53:12 AM »
On FF is the 85 f/1.2 L II worth the premium over the f/1.8? I know the 1.2 is an L lens and has better build quality, but Photozone indicates the 1.8 is a better value along with having faster focus. I'm also not sure about focus-by-wire.  I'm trying to build a stable of high quality primes, but don't want to spend the extra money if the difference is minimal for portraits outside of a studio. Thanks!

EOS Bodies / Re: Yet Another 5DII/5DIII Dilemma
« on: March 22, 2012, 10:17:20 PM »
te4o I agree with you 100%. I would definitely not make a Mark III purchase until I have seen a number of reviews, hear first-hand user feedback and see some comparisons. I've waited this long... However, if the Mark III lives up to the specs it's going to be a tough decision and would require a big gulp prior to writing that check...

EOS Bodies / Yet Another 5DII/5DIII Dilemma
« on: March 22, 2012, 05:06:01 PM »
I am a long time lurker and first time poster. I have been shooting with a 7D for the last 2 years, always with plans to upgrade to FF. I am an enthusiast who shoots all types of photography; macro, landscape, wildlife, sports and family. I don't shoot much video. I currently only have 1 EF-S lens (17-55) and a number of L zooms and primes. Now that the 5DIII is shipping, I am unsure if the additional cost is worth it to me. I feel I have 2 options:

1. Keep my 7D and buy a Mark II kit (7D primarily for wildlife/sports and Mark II for family, landscape & macro)
2. Sell my 7D and 17-55 lens and buy a Mark III kit (will sarifice wildlife reach)

I realize the Mark II has autofocus limitations and the Mark III is a superior camera. As I'm an enthusiast, I don't really need a back-up body. I'm having  difficulty pulling the trigger on the Mark III and am hoping some objective feedback will assist me in making the decision (I'm actually leaning towards the Mark II). Thanks!

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