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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2014, 02:33:25 AM »
I was close to respond "Gee thanks Captain Obvious" good reminder doesn't hurt, specially with such nice examples.  :)

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2014, 02:33:25 AM »

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2014, 11:23:12 PM »
Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo

Amen!!!
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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2014, 06:17:16 PM »
Truly a dream set up for me.

I have the 24-70 II but the 5Diii and 70-200ii are about R60000 (South African currency) away.
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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2014, 11:52:17 PM »
Last Jan, I got a chance to be a primary photographer to shoot Tet celebration http://www.tetvietnamsj.com/ at Saint Columban Church. It’s a small private catholic school.

Long story short, the Vietnamese parents did an outstanding job organizing the Tet celebration. They got strong supports from school principle and all the teachers.

As always, I brought all the gear I have including the 400mm f2.8 IS II to the event. I took about 700ish photos.
1.   85% of the photos taken with 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II combo
2.   15%  taken with 50L + 135L combo

Shooting with 2 bodies including 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II combo is so much easy. Missing shots is almost impossible. I’m glad I pulled trigger on second 5D III.

Here is the link of Tet celebration: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/qT0bsDqk/1/6425720#imageID=208599092  These are just preparation photos. There are so much more photos that I wish I can share with CR community – kids getting red envelop, dragon dances etc…but I must respect the parents & students privacy.

Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo

+1
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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2014, 10:26:33 PM »
Last Jan, I got a chance to be a primary photographer to shoot Tet celebration http://www.tetvietnamsj.com/ at Saint Columban Church. It’s a small private catholic school.

Long story short, the Vietnamese parents did an outstanding job organizing the Tet celebration. They got strong supports from school principle and all the teachers.

As always, I brought all the gear I have including the 400mm f2.8 IS II to the event. I took about 700ish photos.
1.   85% of the photos taken with 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II combo
2.   15%  taken with 50L + 135L combo

Shooting with 2 bodies including 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II combo is so much easy. Missing shots is almost impossible. I’m glad I pulled trigger on second 5D III.

Here is the link of Tet celebration: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/qT0bsDqk/1/6425720#imageID=208599092  These are just preparation photos. There are so much more photos that I wish I can share with CR community – kids getting red envelop, dragon dances etc…but I must respect the parents & students privacy.

Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo

My 5yrs graduated from kindergarten today. I took over 600 photos with this combo = AWESOME - AWESOME - AWEOME when pair up with x2 5d III on dual BR strap.

Also brought 400mm f2.8 IS II and 2 600ex with me, all remained in the bag.
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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2014, 02:31:16 AM »
Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo

Great combo for shoulder and back pain as well... Oh, you meant for taking pictures? 101% agree to that :P
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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2014, 05:59:30 AM »
Last Jan, I got a chance to be a primary photographer to shoot Tet celebration http://www.tetvietnamsj.com/ at Saint Columban Church. It’s a small private catholic school.

Long story short, the Vietnamese parents did an outstanding job organizing the Tet celebration. They got strong supports from school principle and all the teachers.

As always, I brought all the gear I have including the 400mm f2.8 IS II to the event. I took about 700ish photos.
1.   85% of the photos taken with 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II combo
2.   15%  taken with 50L + 135L combo

Shooting with 2 bodies including 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II combo is so much easy. Missing shots is almost impossible. I’m glad I pulled trigger on second 5D III.

Here is the link of Tet celebration: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/qT0bsDqk/1/6425720#imageID=208599092  These are just preparation photos. There are so much more photos that I wish I can share with CR community – kids getting red envelop, dragon dances etc…but I must respect the parents & students privacy.

Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo

Yep, I tend to shoot with three cameras...multi cameras is the way to go, no question. Pounding mounts and changing lenses just causes mount wear, finger marks on rear elements, dropped lenses, increased sensor and mirror dust and missed shots....although Cartier Bresson did say when loading a new roll of film..."If I don't shoot it....it didn't happen".

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2014, 05:59:30 AM »

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2014, 07:36:48 AM »
Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo

Working towards that trio - I've got the first piece, the 70-200 IS II and I love it.

:)

That is the best combination! Nobody goes wrong with that, specially when paired with 5D3
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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2014, 08:55:16 AM »
Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo

Great combo for shoulder and back pain as well... Oh, you meant for taking pictures? 101% agree to that :P

The BR dual strap works really good - it gives a better balance. I didn't feel any pain during or a day after.

Off topic: I saw 2-3 Nikon shooters with their big guns and flashes. I really wanted to show them my 400mm f2.8 IS II, but the shooting distance was too close. Anyways, it was indoor low light, ISO4000 to ISO5000 photos still look amazing.

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2014, 05:15:28 AM »
Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo

Great combo for shoulder and back pain as well... Oh, you meant for taking pictures? 101% agree to that :P

The BR dual strap works really good - it gives a better balance. I didn't feel any pain during or a day after.

Off topic: I saw 2-3 Nikon shooters with their big guns and flashes. I really wanted to show them my 400mm f2.8 IS II, but the shooting distance was too close. Anyways, it was indoor low light, ISO4000 to ISO5000 photos still look amazing.

I use a holdfast moneymaker system. I can hook up 2 or 3 cams. It's comfortable and very reliable. I sometimes get a bit of pinching but it's pretty much the best multi camera harness I've seen so far. Mine is brown leather and it looks fantastic too.

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2014, 01:14:03 PM »
Dylan & Mac,

Thanks for posting these types of posts....they help hobbyists like me.

Two weeks ago I got my 5D MarkIII and yesterday got my 24-70mm f/2.8L II.  I already had the 70-200mm f/2.8L II on a 7D.  Still getting use to slight vignette at 24mm but I love it so far.  Now I just need to talk my accountant (wife) into the 16-35mm f/2.8 II.

Thanks again.
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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2014, 02:39:03 PM »
Dylan & Mac,

Thanks for posting these types of posts....they help hobbyists like me.

Two weeks ago I got my 5D MarkIII and yesterday got my 24-70mm f/2.8L II.  I already had the 70-200mm f/2.8L II on a 7D.  Still getting use to slight vignette at 24mm but I love it so far.  Now I just need to talk my accountant (wife) into the 16-35mm f/2.8 II.

Thanks again.

Congrats on your latest toys.

You might want to look 16-35 f4 IS(4stop). The MTF charts look much better over current 16-35 f2.8 II. I sold mine, will get the new 16-35 f4 IS soon.

Photography is my hobby too ;)

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2014, 01:48:16 PM »
Dylan & Mac,

Thanks for posting these types of posts....they help hobbyists like me.

Two weeks ago I got my 5D MarkIII and yesterday got my 24-70mm f/2.8L II.  I already had the 70-200mm f/2.8L II on a 7D.  Still getting use to slight vignette at 24mm but I love it so far.  Now I just need to talk my accountant (wife) into the 16-35mm f/2.8 II.

Thanks again.
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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2014, 01:48:16 PM »