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Re: Potential upgrade from 7D
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2013, 02:24:31 PM »
Just took a look at your video on youtube, it is really well done. How long did you spend working on it ???

When trying out the Tamron 24-70 VC, did you notice any issues with focusing and sharpness as seen on a few of the reviews out there(e.g. The review from TDP where the left side was always softer, or other reviews where there were focus shifts)? Anyways I'm looking forward to part II of your review ;D

I've yet to make up my mind in regards to which lens I should buy with the 5DIII, but right now I'm leaning more towards buying the 16-35mm f2.8L II for the fact that the wider angle will probably come in handy when taking nature/landscape photography as well as architecture and street photography. If I don't like it I can always sell it and get the Tamron instead. I also plan on getting the B+W 110 nd filter and some graduated nd filters to go with the 16-35mm.
Thanks ... capturing the footage was real easy took a little over 5 minutes ... editing took several hours :-[
I have not noticed softness issues or front/back issues but I am not a pro who goes into pixel peeping and stuff ... but I'll post some images made with Tamron, you can check and see if you notice anything.
After having used Tamron 24-70 VC, I am pretty happy with it ... it is not outstanding like the Canon ... I would say its around 80% - 85% as good as Canon (don't ask me how I derived at those figures, its just my guess from what I think I have seen). Having said I can confidently say that 16-35 L II is better than 24-70 VC ... I'll post my comparison pics in a couple of days.
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Re: Potential upgrade from 7D
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2013, 02:24:31 PM »

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Re: Potential upgrade from 7D
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2013, 10:36:37 AM »
It's been a while since my last post, but I've finally taken the plunge and bought a 5DIII along with a 17-40 f4L UWA lens. As for the 7D, I originally wanted to sell it but ended up giving it to my sister since she "seemed" sort of interested in using a DSLR, never mind that she doesn't know aperture from shutter, much less what ISO is supposed to do.

In truth I kind of envy you guys that are Stateside or are in places with good warranties and return policies. Where I live, they won't even let you touch the body in most stores unless you're certain you are gonna buy it, not to mention not being able to test out lenses to see the FOV unless again, you are certain you will buy the lens. Return policy is only for 7 days, so when I read about many of you guys trying out cameras for few weeks, being envious was seriously an understatement.

Anyways, I love the MK3, and it is totally not because I spent a buttload of money buying it. As for the 17-40, maybe because I still haven't gotten the hang of using an UWA lens, the 17-40 so far hasn't been as "Wow" as the 70-200 f4L when I first bought it, but I'm still learning. Anyone with experiences they'd like to share on using a 17-40 on FF would be most welcome  ;D

P.S. I forgot my main reason for posting this... which is,
Thanks to everyone for the inputs that swayed me into spending so much(money well spent though XD) for a camera that is truely a beast   ;)
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Re: Potential upgrade from 7D
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2013, 11:12:05 AM »
Congratulations! Enjoy! One year since I bought my 5D3 and I love using it! And from my perspective, no 7D2 in sight yet!

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Re: Potential upgrade from 7D
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2013, 11:35:27 AM »
It's been a while since my last post, but I've finally taken the plunge and bought a 5DIII along with a 17-40 f4L UWA lens. As for the 7D, I originally wanted to sell it but ended up giving it to my sister since she "seemed" sort of interested in using a DSLR, never mind that she doesn't know aperture from shutter, much less what ISO is supposed to do.

In truth I kind of envy you guys that are Stateside or are in places with good warranties and return policies. Where I live, they won't even let you touch the body in most stores unless you're certain you are gonna buy it, not to mention not being able to test out lenses to see the FOV unless again, you are certain you will buy the lens. Return policy is only for 7 days, so when I read about many of you guys trying out cameras for few weeks, being envious was seriously an understatement.

Anyways, I love the MK3, and it is totally not because I spent a buttload of money buying it. As for the 17-40, maybe because I still haven't gotten the hang of using an UWA lens, the 17-40 so far hasn't been as "Wow" as the 70-200 f4L when I first bought it, but I'm still learning. Anyone with experiences they'd like to share on using a 17-40 on FF would be most welcome  ;D

P.S. I forgot my main reason for posting this... which is,
Thanks to everyone for the inputs that swayed me into spending so much(money well spent though XD) for a camera that is truely a beast   ;)

Congrats on gettin a great camera!

I have the 17-40 and I agree with you that it lacks the wow factor. IQ on the 70-200F/4L IS looks better. However, for an UWA it's pretty sharp, has good IQ and is relatively cheap. The RAW files I get from my 5D II are easily corrected and with a bit of vibrance look really good.

The 70-200 is just in a different league. Images look near perfect straight out the camera from my 7D and 5D II.

I find this combo of lenses great for just about any situation.
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Re: Potential upgrade from 7D
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2013, 12:12:44 PM »
Congrats on making the switch.

I made the same switch a few weeks ago and love it.

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Re: Potential upgrade from 7D
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2013, 11:29:27 AM »
Apparently everyone who made the switch loves it. What is also nice is that my sister is apparently having fun with the 7D, since she messaged me today saying "Thank God I have your DSLR" lol.

Here's a photo I took using the 17-40 at 40mm while using my spanking new Kenko ND400 for the first time. It is pretty sharp stopped down, and I highly doubt the lack of the "WOW" factor is the fault of the lens. Skill always comes before equipment :P. Anyways I''ll be using it more often to try and get the hang of shooting UWA. I should also note that I'm glad I didn't spend the extra 1k+ for the 16-35mm(in a sense) because I really find myself shooting at f8 or narrower apertures most of the time.

The 17-40 and 70-200 really compliment each other well. Right now I'm considering whether I should get a Zeiss 50mm f1.4, since they're selling it for approximately 580 USD in Japan, and with a membership card I can probably save some more from the points I have. I've also been looking at the 50L and the Zeiss 50 MP :D
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Re: Potential upgrade from 7D
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2013, 11:29:27 AM »