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Here I go, the Full Frame way!!
« on: March 27, 2013, 11:22:22 PM »
After weeks of debates, I finally bought my first Full Frame Camera. The 5D Mark III. I got it today!!Hurrrraayyyy!! Thanks everyone who patiently responded to me, when I asked several questions like FF or Crop, 5DIII or 6D etc etc and multiple times too :) . It was hard to shed  $1000 extra on 5D compared to 6D, but since this might be my camera for a long time to come and since I really liked the Speed, AF (I tried the 5D through CPS loan) and ergonomics and ofcourse 50% more shutter life, I went for it and I dont regret  :D .
I got the Kit Lens 24-105L as well. I am keeping my 40D as a backup and also for Telephoto reach due to the crop factor. I am also keeping the 17-40L and 100mm Macro Non-L. Sold my 28-135. I am debating whether to keep my 70-300mm Non L lens or upgrade it to the L version. I tried the 100-400mm, liked the lens and the IQ, but its a bit heavy and is making me visible to the crowd  ;D . So at the very best I am thinking to stretch the budget and get a 70-300mm L and sell my Non L lens.
Please share your thoughts on my lens kit and whether the Non-L 70-300mm be good enough on the 5D or whether the camera will show the flaws of the lens. Also is there any other "must have" lens out there which I should go for instead of the 70-300mm L.
Once again thanks for helping me make the decision on 5D.
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Here I go, the Full Frame way!!
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Re: Here I go, the Full Frame way!!
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 07:57:11 AM »
70-300L is a very nice lens, and is ideal if you use it for general shooting outside in good light.  It is also significantly lighter than the 70-200L II and 100-400L.  It's still white, so it still attracts attention but it's smaller size allows it to be carried in a small camera bag.

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 08:10:33 AM »
 Congratulations !
I did the same thing last week and am sure you'll be very pleased . The kit lens is very nice and has turned into my walk around lens .  Used the 17-40 on a 7D , it's to wide for general use on a FF but it's nice to suddenly have a superwide zoom on the 5D.

 The idea you have of upgrading to a L type telephoto lens is a good one, might as well take advantage of the higher resolution censor with better glass . You will without a doubt see the difference !

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 09:09:05 AM »
I dont know what kind of photography you do,

but it seems you're missing an all around general lens - 24-70L II f2.8 (highly recommend)
and fisheye 8-15L f4, not recommended for everyone, but it's one coolest lens in my kit

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 10:08:17 AM »
I have just bought the 70-300L to replace my 70-300 non-L. I can't emphasise enough how much I think it is worth upgrading to the L version (except to say I just registered so I can post this!)
The L version is much sharper at 300mm, the CA is better, contrast and clarity is much improved, IS I'd say is marginally worse but nothing you'll miss, it's manufactured with much tighter tolerances so everything fits/moves better (my non-L feels wobbly, especially the barrel). Most significantly at 300/5.6 I took two photos of the same target, at the same distance, under the same lighting, with the same settings (1/40) using both the L and the non-L version. I found that not only was the L lens yielding a much sharper image but that it produced a much brighter image too. In fact, to get an image of equal brightness I was able to shoot with the L at 1/60 instead of 1/40. So, although it's not a proper test, I'd say it's a brighter lens too.

I like to photograph birds with my 7D so having a lens this much sharper @ 300mm is great. I tried a friends 100-400 and although it's a good lens, I found it slightly too cumbersome to carry round. The 70-300 L is heavier than the non-L but it's only 400g or so. Unlike the 100-400, it doesn't feel too heavy to have hanging off the camera mount or to have hanging off my Blackrapid strap. I find it quite portable. If all you're used to is the plastic entry level cameras/lenses it will be quite different but you'll get used to it.

In short, get it!!!! You definitely won't regret it!

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Re: Here I go, the Full Frame way!!
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 10:18:09 AM »
The OP said he bought the 5d3 with the kit 24-105.

24-105 = general lens = check

The fisheye is definitely a specialty lens though.

I dont know what kind of photography you do,

but it seems you're missing an all around general lens - 24-70L II f2.8 (highly recommend)
and fisheye 8-15L f4, not recommended for everyone, but it's one coolest lens in my kit
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Lens: 24-105 f/4.0L IS, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 50 f/1.8 II, 28-135 f/3.5-5.6, 18-55 f/3.5-5.6, 75-300 f/3.5-5.6
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Re: Here I go, the Full Frame way!!
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 10:32:21 AM »
The OP said he bought the 5d3 with the kit 24-105.

24-105 = general lens = check

The fisheye is definitely a specialty lens though.

+1, although the fisheye can be used as a UWA in a pinch.  It can be defished in LR using the Canon 15mm fisheye profile.  It actually produced better results than I would have thought: corners are softer than a UWA as one would expect but AOV is impressive.

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 10:32:21 AM »

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Re: Here I go, the Full Frame way!!
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 02:42:04 PM »
After weeks of debates, I finally bought my first Full Frame Camera. The 5D Mark III. I got it today!!Hurrrraayyyy!!
Congratulations ... may it serve you well.
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Re: Here I go, the Full Frame way!!
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 02:46:55 PM »
Popped your Canon full frame cherry!

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Re: Here I go, the Full Frame way!!
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 05:09:12 PM »




Forget about getting anymore zooms.  Get a 50mm or 85mm prime and you will see what a full frame camera is really about.

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Re: Here I go, the Full Frame way!!
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 05:25:40 PM »
Not sure what you primarily shoot but how about a fast prime? Seems like you are more interested in some reach so maybe the 135L?
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Re: Here I go, the Full Frame way!!
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2013, 05:29:08 PM »
Congratulations on your new acquisition. 

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Re: Here I go, the Full Frame way!!
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2013, 05:45:57 PM »
Congratulations... you have a great camera... I also have the L version of the 70-300 and its a great lens... I use it on my 5DMK3 and my 40D and love it...its such a great lens for all the reasons as stated....
Enjoy your new purchase.

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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2013, 07:11:45 PM »
I bought the 70-300L a while back and after using it alongside my 100-400L, finally sold the longer zoom and replaced it with a 400mm f5.6 prime for those "longer shots". The 70-300L is considerably sharper than the 100-400 zoom in my opinion. So much easier to carry around. I also have a 70-200 f4 and it almost makes that redundant too! I can definately say that if you get one, you won't regret it.

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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2013, 09:16:13 PM »
I would agree with some of the previous posters- get some fast glass!
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