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Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
« on: March 05, 2012, 09:36:13 PM »
Just placed an order with Canoga Camera.  So now I have the following question, are these lenses gonna make me happy using this camera:

24-105 f/4L IS USM
100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS ultrasonic
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Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
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Re: Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 10:17:11 PM »
Don't know what ur shooting, but for general purposes these two lenses are more than enough. At the most, ur missing the UW end, but that could wait since 24mm on a full frame is pretty wide already.

However, you might consider adding a 50mm f/1.8 for the low light situation w/o adding too much to the bill.
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Re: Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 10:22:53 PM »
Just placed an order with Canoga Camera.  So now I have the following question, are these lenses gonna make me happy using this camera:

24-105 f/4L IS USM
100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS ultrasonic

Absolutely, you will love them, they are a perfect for your 5D MK III.  Did you order the 5D MK III with the 24-105mm kit?  Its $800 additional when ordered as a kit, so its a bargain.

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Re: Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 10:51:37 PM »
Guess I should have been a little more expressive, sorry.  I currently have  a 40D  I shoot mainly landscapes, up-close such as flowers, bugs, butterflies, etc, and wildlife.  One of the drivers for the camera is a trip to South Africa this summer.

And no, I didn't order the kit, have had that lens for about 3 years now.  Great all around lens.
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Re: Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 11:01:38 PM »
If you shoot flowers and bugs, why not consider the 100mm f/2.8L H-IS? You should be able to get a lot of use out of this lens.
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Re: Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 11:06:53 PM »
What is an H?  I know IS is image stabilizer.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 11:29:06 PM »
H is the hybrid IS on the macro, currently its the only lens with it, its an awesome lens
http://www.thedigitalpicture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-100mm-f-2.8-L-IS-USM-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx

more details there
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Re: Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 11:29:27 PM »
Hybrid IS. It also corrects shift shake in addition to rotational shake.
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Re: Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012, 07:05:59 AM »
+1 on the 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS.  It's a versatile lens, good for portraits (f/2.8 will give you more OOF blur than your 24-105mm), and also good for handheld macro shots.  Examples (handheld):


EOS 7D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/160 s, f/11, ISO 640


EOS 7D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/150 s, f/13, ISO 100
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Re: Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012, 10:12:19 AM »
+1 on the 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS.  It's a versatile lens, good for portraits (f/2.8 will give you more OOF blur than your 24-105mm), and also good for handheld macro shots.  Examples (handheld):


EOS 7D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/160 s, f/11, ISO 640


EOS 7D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/150 s, f/13, ISO 100

Great shot of the hopper Mr. Neuro. AF or MF...  Do you use macro rails?

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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2012, 10:16:20 AM »
40D is crop... so you need a UWA lens too. The 24mm is closer to 40mm on crop, thats not wide enough for some situations. 15mm on crop = 24mm on FF.

the 2 lenses you have are great value and range. Consider substituting the 17-55mm instead of the 24-105mm (which is better for FF due to the range).

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Re: Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2012, 10:26:07 AM »
Why not just get the non L 100mm?  It is amazingly sharp, and I do mean amazing, and about half the price.  I know it doesnt have IS, but when doing macros I almost always use a tripod anyway.  It is also a great portrait and all around lens.  If you are getting the 5D3, then you're high ISO capability will reduce the need for IS even more.

I tried the L and the non L of the 100, and didn't see any real reason to pay twice as much for a bigger and heavier version of an already perfect lens.  I actually saw one reason - that pretty red line  ;)
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Re: Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2012, 11:18:54 AM »
Great shot of the hopper Mr. Neuro. AF or MF...  Do you use macro rails?

Thanks!  That shot was AF (AI Servo on the 7D has a special automatically-set macro mode when you mount a Canon macro lens).  I don't have a set of macro rails, although I'll likely get one at some point, especially for the MP-E 65mm.
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Re: Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
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Re: Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2012, 11:50:53 AM »
40D is crop... so you need a UWA lens too. The 24mm is closer to 40mm on crop, thats not wide enough for some situations. 15mm on crop = 24mm on FF.

the 2 lenses you have are great value and range. Consider substituting the 17-55mm instead of the 24-105mm (which is better for FF due to the range).

He's considering getting a 5D III so he wasn't asking about the lenses for a cropped camera. But I agree that 24mm on cropped is limiting.

I think those are great choices in lenses for a 5D III. It seems to have outstanding ISO performance so the f4 and f5.6 of the two will be fine. The 100-400 is a fantastic lens. But the others are right about shooting marco. Or you could get extension tubes to increase the macro abilities of the 24-105mm.
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Re: Will these lenses be suitable for the new MkIII
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2012, 12:04:47 PM »
Those 2 lenses are great, and may be all that you ever need.  I would add Sigma's 12-24mm II, and the 100mm Macro IS, to round out the kit. 

Maybe the 8-15mm fisheye instead of the Sigma if you are into fisheye.  Or, the 15mm fixed fisheye (Canon or Sigma) used.

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