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TBH the MKI is renowned for being a jubious lens and getting a good copy is key they tend to need calibrating more often than not and tend to go out of tune. But get a good copy and you won't be disappointed! I bought a second hand copy in the UK a very late copy before the finished production run and its pin sharp and bought it for £750 which is less than half the MKII.

The Tamron again has similar problems get a good one and you'll be happy. Things I don't like about the Tamron is that its not built like the L I like the reverse zoom and lens hood design of the MKI. Also the bokeh isn't as nice but that is personal taste. Neither are a bad choice and in the centre/middle of the frame will be quite comparable but the edges of the MKI aren't quite as good wide open but stop it down to F5.6 and above and the gap is really quite slim.

The main draw of the Tamron is that is half the price and has IS, the MKI is also no longer available so you have to buy used and seen as tho these lenses are professional work horses they usually get good use.

The MKI is a stellar lens, but so is the Tamron. I chose the MKI because I like to stay in the Canon Camp.

Might be worth waiting and see what sigma do with the rumoured 24-70mm F2 IS

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 01, 2014, 05:07:19 AM »
Ive shot hundreds of weddings with my 5DMKIII and i push the files pretty hard never 5 stops because if you need to do that sort of editing you shouldn't be shooting someones wedding day. I have never had a problem with the files intact it puts a smile on my face at how good it is. SO IMO this camera must be insane and its really exciting to see what Canon will do!

I can't see myself leaving Canon, the 5DMKIII is still a very impressive camera and has plenty of life left in it.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Next purchase?
« on: September 30, 2014, 10:10:15 AM »
Why not buy a 100-400mm for now and save yourself 15k instead of buying a 1DX and 200-400. See if you use the range.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: September 30, 2014, 04:16:34 AM »

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Software & Accessories / Re: Messenger Bag for my 5D3+24-70+70-200
« on: September 30, 2014, 04:14:16 AM »
+1 on the Think Tank Retrospective, I have the Retrospective 7 fits my 5DMKIII with 24-70 F2.8, 70-200mm F2.8 and a flash + diffuser, and all the rest of my accessories like batteries etc brilliant comfortable bag. Its very discrete   :)

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What I find funny is if you go over to sonyalpharumors many people compare the new Exmor to the 5DMKIII and admit it is a better camera system all round.

These are all comments by sonyalpharumors members on the latest sensor threads.

"dynamic range at higher ISO's where the 5DIII's lurch ahead of their nikon/sony counterparts"

Funny how even they think DXO is dodgy "If you leave DxOMark planet and land back to earth, you'll see that in real life the difference is very very little, and after ISO400 Canon 6D and 5DMarkIII are as good as or better than Sony sensors"

Also most are in the same camp bout the mega pixel war and know that sony needs to create more native faster lenses 'I'd rather have faster autofocus, in body stabilization, quieter shutter and more native lenses (and faster ones) than more megapixels.'

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/the-high-megapixel-war-rumors-canon-46mp-camera-coming-soon-and-sony-in-januaryfebruary/

From that article it seems they are excited to see what Canon do with this new sensor, because although sony make the best sensors their cameras and systems are a lot less than to be desired. Also How much more R&D do sony actually have after putting all into exmor?

Canon was in a similar position a few years ago and then regurgitated the same tech for the last 5 years so that will be interesting to see how far sony can push their tech and if Canon does have new tech how it will rival and the time scales because sony is to announce their new sensors early 2015.

I think thats what we are forgetting and a lot of people on here are the other way round ATM DR and resolution is all the rage and aggressively contested, forget about all that Canon has over its competition and that the 5DMKIII is far from being thrown to the parts bin.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 29, 2014, 10:35:00 AM »
What I find funny is if you go over to sonyalpharumors many people compare the new Exmor to the 5DMKIII and admit it is a better camera system all round.

These are all comments by sonyalpharumors members on the latest sensor threads.

"dynamic range at higher ISO's where the 5DIII's lurch ahead of their nikon/sony counterparts"

Funny how even they think DXO is dodgy "If you leave DxOMark planet and land back to earth, you'll see that in real life the difference is very very little, and after ISO400 Canon 6D and 5DMarkIII are as good as or better than Sony sensors"

Also most are in the same camp bout the mega pixel war and know that sony needs to create more native faster lenses 'I'd rather have faster autofocus, in body stabilization, quieter shutter and more native lenses (and faster ones) than more megapixels.'

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/the-high-megapixel-war-rumors-canon-46mp-camera-coming-soon-and-sony-in-januaryfebruary/

From that article it seems they are excited to see what Canon do with this new sensor, because although sony make the best sensors their cameras and systems are a lot less than to be desired. Also How much more R&D do sony actually have after putting all into exmor?

Canon was in a similar position a few years ago and then regurgitated the same tech for the last 5 years so that will be interesting to see how far sony can push their tech and if Canon does have new tech how it will rival and the time scales because sony is to announce their new sensors early 2015.

I think thats what we are forgetting and a lot of people on here are the other way round ATM DR and resolution is all the rage and aggressively contested, forget about all that Canon has over its competition and that the 5DMKIII is far from being thrown to the parts bin.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No EOS-1D X Replacement in 2014 [CR2]
« on: September 29, 2014, 10:33:57 AM »
What I find funny is if you go over to sonyalpharumors many people compare the new Exmor to the 5DMKIII and admit it is a better camera system all round.

These are all comments by sonyalpharumors members on the latest sensor threads.

"dynamic range at higher ISO's where the 5DIII's lurch ahead of their nikon/sony counterparts"

Funny how even they think DXO is dodgy "If you leave DxOMark planet and land back to earth, you'll see that in real life the difference is very very little, and after ISO400 Canon 6D and 5DMarkIII are as good as or better than Sony sensors"

Also most are in the same camp bout the mega pixel war and know that sony needs to create more native faster lenses 'I'd rather have faster autofocus, in body stabilization, quieter shutter and more native lenses (and faster ones) than more megapixels.'

From that article it seems they are excited to see what Canon do with this new sensor, because although sony make the best sensors their cameras and systems are a lot less than to be desired. Also How much more R&D do sony actually have after putting all into exmor?

Canon was in a similar position a few years ago and then regurgitated the same tech for the last 5 years so that will be interesting to see how far sony can push their tech and if Canon does have new tech how it will rival and the time scales because sony is to announce their new sensors early 2015.

I think thats what we are forgetting and a lot of people on here are the other way round ATM DR and resolution is all the rage and aggressively contested, forget about all that Canon has over its competition and that the 5DMKIII is far from being thrown to the parts bin.


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Im not a Canon fan boy but there is a huge difference between the two images. You could probably get away with the Sony but not the Canon. Professionally tho an image like that is IMO bad practice and it is just a test. You would shoot this differently.

I used to shoot property for a local estate agent and they would insist I used their cameras for insurance reasons, unfortunately 1100D and some really poor tokina 10-24mm wide angle lens  :-\ comparing this to my 5DMKIII is night and day, but I used it and I got good results with 3 brackets… in HDR situations

Swan House, Thornthwaite, Keswick, Dining area for PFK Estate Agents by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

I find unless there is something to see out of a window or a view recovering the highlights gives an image too HDR like and looks unrealistic prefer the light to actually come through the window.

Swan House, Thornthwaite, Keswick, Kitchen/Living room for PFK Estate Agents by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

High Chestnut Hill, Kitchen, Keswick, Cumbria, PFK by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr


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How often would you shoot that scene like that to get a useable image? Never… IMO a test of how far you can push the tech and its an extreme test, interesting but extreme.

There is barely anything to recover from its so under exposed, basically a black image, even tho the sony resolves more +5 is ridiculous, I would never send something like that out.

Ok expose for the highlights but there is nothing to recover the blinds have no detail to show, ok if it was a landscape in the background and the blinds were open to let more light in…

Either way if you were shooting this commercially you would bracket with both cameras, you would never shoot one image, to expect the camera to be able to resolve that is just silly and again extreme. Once you bracket the difference becomes much slimmer.

Yes from playing with the raw file the sony is impressive and does open up more possibility but again, I personally don't shoot like that and also wouldn't send something like that out, although in a pinch is definitely useful.

I think tho these technologies start to render the actual skill of the photographer as useless and you can rely on the tech too much as in ye its fine il sort in it post. I don't like that attitude.

I understand your frustration Jrista, I think your a great contributor but there are ways and means of getting around the problem, just enjoy shooting instead of fixating on a problem that there are answers too  :)

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Lenses / Re: Shootout: EF 16-35 f/4L IS vs EF 17-40 f/4L
« on: September 29, 2014, 04:46:50 AM »
Great review  :)

Will keep my 16-35mm F2.8 for now.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 29, 2014, 04:38:24 AM »
Ive been shooting Canon for 10 years starting with my first SLR film camera, then a 350D then 40D and now been shooting my 5DMKIII for 2 years and it continues to impress me, anything I demand of it, it delivers. Great AF FPS handling and love the IQ 50-6400 fantastic useable range. The only thing I wish it had was built in GPS when I'm traveling as the GP-E2 is bulky and a pain.

Love my lenses too, but wish the system was a little lighter, not a problem for commercial but for my own personal use is a little bit of a pain to carry.

I see no need to upgrade it until something decisively better exists, and nothing really does. You can say the Exmor chip is worth it and yes it delivers but the comparison only really shows its head in extreme circumstances. I generally don't shoot extreme circumstances so for me the difference is minimal. Yes it would be nice for the odd occasion but as a photographer I ensure the images come out correctly so I don't have to worry in post and rely on the tech.

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A lot of these examples are worst case scenario pushing the tech as far as it can go.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 26, 2014, 09:07:32 AM »
SRAW and MRAW aren't the answer to full Raw file on a higher MP Camera. The whole point of Raw is that they aren't compressed and contain all the original data.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 26, 2014, 06:55:51 AM »
The 5D line has always been an event photographers camera and thats who buys them. The files as they are are a good size, making the MP 30+will increase the files by a 1/3 and after editing a raw and saving it as a PSD they are already in the 250mb range which is more than enough. You can only fit 1000 images on a 32gb card so at a typical wedding your shooting 64gbs as it is shooting redundancy is 128gb. It basically means more money to be spent on storage reducing profit margins. When your not printing past A2 or even A1 that space is wasted. Granted it gives you room to crop, but most event shooters don't shoot to crop just adds time in post.

its not a landscape camera and most event shooters don't need that kind of resolution.

The high MP camera designation was always the 1DS and I hope that continues or I for one as an event photographer will be disappointed as Canon won't make a camera for lets be honest the main area photography is still commercial. Landscape photography is a niche, there are not many photographers making a living from it anymore.

I would be happy with a modest boost to 24 or even staying the same with an improvement in noise performance and adding a few other features like GPS and possibly making the camera a little lighter.

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