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Questions for 5D3 and 70-300L
« on: April 17, 2013, 06:25:07 PM »

I am not meaning to start another redundant thread discussing 5D3 and 70-300L, but I wanted to get some real experiences and advices from users that actually own them.

I know the 70-300L is a really versatile lens considering its weight, reach and price compared to the 70-200 2.8II. But how good is it when paired with 5D3 indoor and under shades and on gloomy days? Can the high ISO capability on 5D3 make this lens as good and versatile under such conditions?

I have been debating between 70-300L and 70-200 2.8II, mainly due to weight and the ability to walk around and take it to vacations. If the 70-300L is as good, and still usable when light become dim, I might consider it over the 70-200 2.8II

Any thoughts/real world experience guys? Thanks for all your input!
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Re: Questions for 5D3 and 70-300L
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 07:10:22 PM »
The 70-300L is fine for outdoor stuff even when it is gloomy.  It does become a problem when indoors.  Even with the 5DIII, there is a big difference between ISO 6400 and 12800+.  Basically, it comes down to the difference between you using your 24-70 and you 24-105 indoors.  If you can get away with using the 24-105 indoors, then you'll be able to get away with using the 70-300L.  The nice thing about the 70-300L is that is gives you a good start to getting the 135L for indoor use.   ;D


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Re: Questions for 5D3 and 70-300L
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 08:35:55 PM »
Indoors with moving subjects, f/4-5.6 doesn't really cut it. With the high ISO performance of the 5DIII, an f/2.8 lens will work, meaning you can get away with a zoom instead of needing a fast prime.
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