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Best Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark III according to DxO
« on: May 16, 2013, 09:20:22 PM »

I love rankings, but unfortunately I seem to have bought the wrong lenses for my 5D3   :(

Maybe I have to sell them all.

http://www.cameraegg.org/best-lenses-for-canon-eos-5d-mark-iii/

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Best Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark III according to DxO
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Re: Best Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark III according to DxO
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 09:44:21 PM »
The only thing more useless than DxOMark's Sensor Overall Score is their Lens Score.

I do find it interesting that they rank the Canon 70-200 II so highly.  When they first tested it, they said it was not quite as good as the MkI version of that lens.  No one else agreed with their assessment, but they stuck to their results.  But looking at it now, on the 5DII they have the MkII scoring a 24, and the MkI scoring a 21 - so now the MkII is better.  They didn't bother to correct their text review, though, where they conclude: "...these 2 lenses are both excellent telephoto lenses, but the overall scores come out slightly in favor of the previous version of the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, especially for Travel and Sport photography, which are the main use cases of these telephoto zoom lenses."  Scroll down to the comments on the linked page to see their denial that there's anything wrong with their results - results they now seem to have quietly changed to reach the opposite conclusion.
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Re: Best Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark III according to DxO
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 10:41:10 PM »
I was trying to make some fun of this. Before I got the 70-200 MkII I did check reviews although I was certain that I was going to get it anyway, I can't remember any of them not praising the MkII overall and in comparison to the MkI. I'm not surprised the 24-105 ends up a little further back, but I still like it and currently can't justify buying the 24-70 MkII. My 35L gets very little love, but I'm very very happy with it. It makes me happy even looking at it, not to mention using it. I've borrowed a 50 1.4 for a portrait shoot I will do next week. It's very nice as a lens but feels really cheap compared to my other lenses. Might get one though anyway.

Lists like this are fun anyway I think. It's like sports results and standings, you always root for your own team and always find the statistics that makes your team/brand look better  ;D

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Re: Best Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark III according to DxO
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 11:58:49 PM »
I like how the 135 f/2 was barely a footnote. This made me sad, though I guess I'm just curious how these scores are compiled regarding the scientific accuracy and methodology... But meh.

I'm still of the camp that your best lens, is also the one capable of taking the most photos for your particular needs.
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Re: Best Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark III according to DxO
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 09:08:37 AM »
It looks like most my purchases made it to their top list ;D   except 16-35 II :-[
« Last Edit: May 18, 2013, 12:50:50 AM by Dylan777 »
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Zoom: 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: Best Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark III according to DxO
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 09:53:48 AM »
Finally I'll get some sleep.

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Re: Best Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark III according to DxO
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 10:16:43 AM »
If you use DxOMarks for anything you are an idiot.

Here is an example from the report listed in the post:

"hasn’t tested yet, but it is sure this lens is the best telephoto zoom lens."

Hasn't been tested, but sure it is the best... LOL

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 10:16:43 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 10:25:35 AM »
That was fun potty reading... I'm surprised they ranked the 135L near the bottom...  and the 100mm 2.0 so freaking high...  oh well.. 
Canon 5d III, Canon 24-105L, Canon 17-40L, Canon 70-200 F4L, Canon 100L 2.8, 430EX 2's and a lot of bumps along the road to get to where I am.

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Re: Best Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark III according to DxO
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 10:25:35 AM »