« Last post by AlanF on Today at 02:27:47 PM »
Thanks click - it's a Golden Eagle for a Golden wedding!
Here's the japanese product page for the 16-35 III, in case it hasn't been posted yet: http://cweb.canon.jp/ef/info/ef16-35-iii/index.html
There's a coma comparison between this lens and the mk II version a bit down the page. Looks pretty good to me! This will definitely be my next lens purchase, although I won't be able to afford it for some time, particularly considering the price will be equivalent of almost 3200 USD here...
Don't buy the 5DV, wait for the 5DVI.
I can only add to those who say that the 600 f4L IS II + 2xIII works well from an IQ perspective, provided you are able to focus properlyEldar this is many times in the back of my mind although I never made comparisons when I could:
However, put on a crop camera this combo is a total nuisance to work with. With such a long reach, it is almost impossible to find anything but dead objects in the viewer. You mention small birds ... I may not be the fastest or most experienced user of this combo (I only use full frame though), but at that focal length, on a crop sensor, with the limited AF functionality you’ll have … I doubt you will get a single picture worth having.
If you have a 600 f4L IS II, you should go full frame. Everything about your photography will benefit from that. Rent a 1DX-II, compare results to your 7DII (or any other crop) and see for yourself. With the investment you have made in lens and extenders, plus the required (dead stable and expensive) tripod/gimbal combo, makes a good full frame camera a reasonable cost. Second hand 1DXs are quite cheap these days, and if funding is available, a 1DX-II would be even better, especially for its improved AF at f/8).
From those who have used both, if I am going to buy another card, which I will have to, SD of CF?
Is cost and brand (trust) the only 2 factors for SD and CF?
That's actually what some people are doing. The cameras are more than crippled. It's like they cut the limbs off. When another company adds a useful feature it should set a standard that other companies should follow later on. Canon tends to ignore modern advancements and standards set from other brands to bring the consumers only what Canon wants to give. Such as the 5DS should have had wifi for the price point when other brands offer it. 60p 4k on the c300 II when a camera near half the price offers it and does it well. A camera I would get but I feel isn't future proof enough. It's cute that Canon has so much money but that doesn't make my job easier or help me make more money than I could if they offered more features that others offer for cheaper.I have asked for a non-crippled camera
Well, it's good that you have these forums on which to vent your frustration. While you're at it, you should really stick it to Canon by not buying their crippled camera. That'll show 'em who's boss!