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Canon 5D mark III + 300 2.8 L IS I

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vlim:
Hi guys,

what do you think about putting a 300 2.8 L IS I on a 5D mark III for wildlife photography in the tough conditions of the tropical forests ?

Have you tested this combination ? with which results ? Do you think i still can have good results with the TC 1.4 III with this combination ?

thanks, Vincent

GuyF:
The gear should work in any area where a human can work so I wouldn't worry. Just make sure you dry up any moisture around the lens mount before changing lens. I've also got the 5D3 and 300mm IS and it is a great combination. I sometimes use it with the Kenko DG300 1.4x and 2x convertors - they do slow the focusing but if your subjects aren' t moving quickly there shouldn't be a problem.

I haven't used my equipment in any tough locations but don't see why it would cause problems - use common sense to keep things as dry/clean as possible. Remember, the 5D3 is not a 1DX!!

vlim:
Thanks !


--- Quote ---Remember, the 5D3 is not a 1DX !!
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You mean not fully weather sealed ?

Viggo:

--- Quote from: vlim on November 12, 2012, 05:29:05 AM ---Thanks !


--- Quote ---Remember, the 5D3 is not a 1DX !!
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You mean not fully weather sealed ?

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Yup! And if you're throwing it around the built will be better. And if you're in very cold conditions the 1 series perform better, less fog in the VF..

neuroanatomist:

--- Quote from: vlim on November 12, 2012, 05:29:05 AM ---
--- Quote ---Remember, the 5D3 is not a 1DX !!
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You mean not fully weather sealed ?

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The 5DIII is weather sealed. But the 1D X is better sealed. For example, the 5DIII relies on tight case joints and foam seals in places where the 1D X has rubber gaskets and O-rings, the 1D X has no mode dial (buttons are easier to seal), etc. 

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