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Lenses / Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« on: March 28, 2013, 01:50:52 PM »
Since money doesn't seem to be an issue here go ahead and get the 24-70ii. If it was my money I'd be hard pressed though to ignore the value of the tamron 24-70 vc and a siggy 35 for the same price as the canon.

For sure those two are great value.
I know some will groan when I say this but for now I'd like to keep to the 'all Canon' theme.
I'll maybe stray from that path at some point down the line though. Most likely starting with a siggy 35 next year sometime.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« on: March 28, 2013, 12:00:48 PM »
In your position, I'd get the one I need. 
 
Only you know which, you did not give anyone a hint as to what it is that you currently photograph, or problems you are having.

i photograph everything.
i want to be able to have this range covered. i don't want to be pinned down to a specific use but rather to be used for a broad range of applications.
If you have 50mm as your widest lens, you are missing out on a huge range of focal lengths.
 
I'd get the 24-70L MK II.  I have the 35L and 24-105L, but am going o try the 24-70 to see if I can get by in low light.  It might be difficult.
 
I won't sell my existing lenses until I can see how I do with f/2.8 and extreme low light.  I will be at ISO 12800 and maybe higher.

thats more the sort of reply i was after ;)
yep as I said in my opening post the whole point of my purchasing one of these options is the very fact that my widest lens is 50mm and this needs rectifying.

i have to say i am really leaning towards the 24-70 II considering the mostly positive reviews it's had.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« on: March 28, 2013, 11:44:38 AM »
Or Sigma 35mm 1.4 + Tamron 24-70 VC? If it was my money, I'd buy that combo.

Something else to know about me is that if I went my option A, I'd most likely further down the line get a 35 prime. Sigma or current Canon or MKII (if one is out when this happens).

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« on: March 28, 2013, 11:34:21 AM »
In your position, I'd get the one I need. 
 
Only you know which, you did not give anyone a hint as to what it is that you currently photograph, or problems you are having.

i photograph everything.
i want to be able to have this range covered. i don't want to be pinned down to a specific use but rather to be used for a broad range of applications.

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Lenses / 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« on: March 28, 2013, 11:25:33 AM »
ok just wondering what peoples thoughts are on this...
take a look at my sig for my current lenses. notice the widest lens i have is my 50mm. I need to rectify this.
now what would you do in my position:

A) 24-70 f2.8L II
B) 35 f1.4L + 24-105 f4L IS

note I can get either option for essentially the same money.
oh yeah.. will be used mainly on my 5D MKIII.

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Lenses / Re: Need your opinions on selling my 50L and 24/70L
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:50:07 AM »
i suspect none of the above has helped the OP make a decision  ;)  ;D
things would be so much simplier if we took that frustrating little thing called 'money' out of the equation  :-\

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Lenses / Re: DPReview: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Review
« on: March 12, 2013, 03:22:33 PM »
lastcoyote.. I am in the same boat .. I have the

Canon 5D Mark III | 40D |35 F1.4L / 24-70mm F2.8L MKI / 24-105 IS F4L/50 f1.4 | 100 f2.8L IS Macro | 135 f2L  | 70-200 f4L IS |  580EX II/KENKO 1.4x and Canon 2x III
I have the 70-200mm 2.8 IS MKII and a 430EXII on the way ..

I want the 24-70 MKII ( already getting rid on 70-200 F4 IS (since 2.8 is on it's way) was thinking of getting rid of 24-70 MKI and keeping the 24-105 but looking at how good the 24-70 MKII is considering selling both and 50 F1.4...choices, choices..aaarggg. 
I have purchased a 24-70mm 2.8 MKI, 135mm F2L, 100mm IS F2.8 Macro, 35mm F1.4L, 1.4x Kenco and 2X III teleconvertors and now the 70-200mm IS 2.8 IS and a 430EXII in less than 4 months...just for vacation shots and family photos.. explain that one to your wife (That's after buying the 5D MKIII for my Christmas gift to myself..lol)

man alive that's a lot of gear in such a short time  :o

i reckon you should sell the 24-70 MK I and the 24-105 to then get the 24-70 MKII.
keep the 50 f1.4 though as it can come in handy.

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Lenses / Re: DPReview: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Review
« on: March 12, 2013, 08:37:20 AM »
I just have this feeling that after getting the 24-70 II, I really won't use the 24-105L at all...and if that's going to be the case, why not get the new zoom that much sooner?

I'm sat here at the moment just thinking about the 24-70mm 2.8 II - I've still to sell my 10-22mm which was replaced by the 16-35mm on the 6D, I'm not using the 70-300mm since I bought the 135mm - cropping into a shot taken on the 135mm really is better than anything taken on the 70-300mm (non L) and then pondering about would I really use my 50mm 1.4mm if I got the 24-70 ?  Probably less, if at all... 

Need to stop looking at these threads, ou guys are costing me serious money ;-)

an uncontrollable desire is a terrible thing  ;)

i've recently purchased the 135L and love it to bits.
my next purchase when money allows (end of the year probably) will be either the 24-70 2.8L II or the 35 1.4L. i seriously can't decide which to go for. i love primes but a standard zoom is missing from my kit...what to do what to do?  :-\ then of course there's the thought in the back of my mind that possibly a replacement will happen soonish for the 35L. but i guess you can't go on thinking like that...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: March 07, 2013, 04:22:00 PM »
not read everybody's replies but personally I would be very surprised if the 7D MK II will have a built in battery grip à la 1DX. just can't see that happening really. i much more see it as the crop equivalent of the 5D line. the only way it differs and is more like the 1DX in terms of intended use is the high fps. of course i may have to eat my words but still, it would surprise me.

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Lenses / Re: 135mm L
« on: March 02, 2013, 01:40:59 PM »
good grief this things sharp!  :o  :P
my lovely shiney new 135L turned up today. Fired off some shots and boy does this thing live up to the hype.
Can't quite get my head around how it can be so sharp across the whole frame wide open at f2! stunning.
when i first took the lens cap off and was greeted by that big front element i couldn't hold back a big cheesy grin  :D

can't wait to go out and start shooting with this thing on my 5D3. oh yeah and the af is super quick and build is quality.
Congratulations. For me it isn't just the sharpness of the lens, but also the look of the images. There is just something special about the way they look.

yeah i've heard that said before about this lens. just from testing it i can already see what you mean.
look forward to seeing this even more as i get some good use out of it.

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Lenses / Re: 135mm L
« on: March 02, 2013, 08:28:55 AM »
good grief this things sharp!  :o  :P
my lovely shiney new 135L turned up today. Fired off some shots and boy does this thing live up to the hype.
Can't quite get my head around how it can be so sharp across the whole frame wide open at f2! stunning.
when i first took the lens cap off and was greeted by that big front element i couldn't hold back a big cheesy grin  :D

can't wait to go out and start shooting with this thing on my 5D3. oh yeah and the af is super quick and build is quality.

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I think what you are hearing is a different sound from the 40D because...

The 40D used an ultrasonic vibration to shake debris off of the sensor and let it collect in an adhesive trough.

The 5D3 uses two tiny highly experienced and fast window washer guys that run out, set up their ladders, open the shutter and clean the hell out of the sensor then reverse everything and get back in their hidy holes lickety split.  That's why it takes slightly longer and makes a different noise.  The reason it takes longer one time over another is that those guys have to routinely sit and have a really quick beer after their done or they would eventually start doing a poor job due to poor work conditions.

Don't believe me?  Put a clear cap on the body, set up a high speed camera and run the process.   ;D

 ;D i'd love that!

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Lenses / Re: 135mm L
« on: February 28, 2013, 07:43:59 PM »
Lastcoyote, I see that you have the 100L as well.  I've been debating on the purchase of the 135L.  I'm really not interested in the 70-200 due to its size, weight, and conspicuousness.  I'd be curious to see what your thoughts are regarding having both the 100L and 135L, and if there is enough to justify both in one's camera bag.  Obviously, one doesn't go to f/2 and one doesn't do macro, but I figured I'd ask given the similar focal length.  Cheers, and good luck with the lens.

yeah i debated getting the 135L for a while now considering i have the 100L.
actually from reading lots on various forums on the web it's quite surprising how many people do have both of these lenses.

as you can see from my sig i'm rather in to my macro photography. started off with the 100L and then got the MP-E 65 which is of course a very specialised bit of kit indeed. i've used these lenses on my 40D for quite a while now.

now I have the 5D MK III i was really looking for a good close portrait lens. the 100L does ok for this but from what I've read of the 135L i think i'll just love it and will prefer that extra bit of reach on the full frame. i'm quite a shallow DOF lover and like to use it as much as I can for creative effect. photography is my hobby so I can take shots just how I want rather than to please others which is nice :)

the faster AF of the 135L will be handy. also i'm hoping to use this for gigs/theater etc.
the reputation of this lens is certainly a motivating factor too. but overall i think it'll be useful for various aspects of my photography desires.

for you it may possibly be a slightly more difficult decision as you not only have the 100L but the 85L as well.

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Lenses / Re: 135mm L
« on: February 28, 2013, 04:39:23 PM »
135L on it's way to me Saturday  :P
super excited. so much so i've already added it to my signature :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III - Sensor Cleaning - Clean Now
« on: February 27, 2013, 05:34:55 AM »
Your camera is a tool like a carpenters hammer. Dont be too worried about it, its made to do its job. Ive seen threads like this before tough :P People worried about some noises :)
Worst case you can just send ur camera to repair, so just stay cool as a ice

i know the sort of threads you refer to but the difference with this thread is that i'm not so much worried about the noise as you put it, i don't mind the noise. it's purely the fact that i'm familiar with my 40D making no noise during the same operation 'clean now'. so i was purely checking that its is indeed different with the 5D Mark III and not actually a fault.

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