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Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« on: April 17, 2012, 03:10:05 PM »
What do you guys think, go for the 5D mk3 kit and get the 24-105, or the body with the 70-200 2.8II and maybe the 24-70II when it comes out?  Also you can use the 1.4x on the 70-200.  I think the latter will cover most of the range.  Sometime down the road a wide too.
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Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 03:52:13 PM »
I'm waiting to check out how the Tamron 24-700 f/2.8 VC does when it comes out next week before I make my decision. I have the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II but i'm coming from a cropped camera and my wider zooms don't work with FF. I wish to bloody hell that canon put IS on their 24-70 f/2.8. I use my cameras for video on occasion and I need IS for that. It is also extremely helpful indoors and is nice to take landscapes at 1/15th of a second when a tripod is not available. A 24-70 f/2.8 with IS would have been a dream come true and been perfect for anything. If the Tamron isn't very good, i'll end up with the 24-105 f/4 IS most likely and keep a 50mm and a 28mm prime around when I need a wide aperture.

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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 04:02:58 PM »
I haven't seen the specs on the 24-70II, maybe IS?
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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 11:26:40 PM »
What do you guys think, go for the 5D mk3 kit and get the 24-105, or the body with the 70-200 2.8II and maybe the 24-70II when it comes out?  Also you can use the 1.4x on the 70-200.  I think the latter will cover most of the range.  Sometime down the road a wide too.

Because you can afford it, I vote for getting the 70-200II now (instead of the 24-105) and waiting to see whether or not the 24-70II is worth it.  The 24-70II does NOT have IS and will use 82mm filters (same as 16-35L II), but its MTFs are better than version I and at 70mm is a match for the 70-200II.

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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 01:01:25 AM »
What do you guys think, go for the 5D mk3 kit and get the 24-105, or the body with the 70-200 2.8II and maybe the 24-70II when it comes out?  Also you can use the 1.4x on the 70-200.  I think the latter will cover most of the range.  Sometime down the road a wide too.

If money is no issue - 5D III with 70-200mm f2.8 IS II is a great combo for now, might not be wide enough for indoor. Based on the MTF chart, the new 24-70 looks very promising.

I prefer 50mm f1.4 prime over 24-105 - pictures are much sharper and produces GREAT bokeh.
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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 02:33:53 AM »
Get the 70-200 MKII ... I'm getting one myself
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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 02:59:04 AM »
What do you guys think, go for the 5D mk3 kit and get the 24-105, or the body with the 70-200 2.8II and maybe the 24-70II when it comes out?  Also you can use the 1.4x on the 70-200.  I think the latter will cover most of the range.  Sometime down the road a wide too.

Sounds like a good plan. An additional fast prime could be a nice option as well, as long as the 24-70 II is not available yet the 50 1.2L should be a good choice and will always be.
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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 10:47:51 AM »
Sounds like a good plan. An additional fast prime could be a nice option as well, as long as the 24-70 II is not available yet the 50 1.2L should be a good choice and will always be.

I know there are a few guys that just have primes.  The only reason I'm able to go this route right now is because I'm selling some other gear. ;)  The 85 1.2 is supposed to be pretty sweet also.
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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 11:38:54 AM »
The 70-200 II is amazing.  The 24-105 is good at what it does, but just isn't in the same category.

On the wider side, have you looked at the 24L II?  Yes, the 85 1.2 is also pretty stunning, but if you're also picking up a 70-200, you've already got that focal range covered (without the extreme buttery DOF of the 85, but it's covered).  70-200 II and 24L II is one of my favorite combos. 

For reference, I also have the 16-35L, 35L, 85LII, 100L, 24-105L, 50 1.4 - they're all great - but if I had to pick just two to cover "everything", I'd take the 70-200 II and the 24L II.  But that's just me
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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2012, 12:16:04 PM »
The 70-200 II is amazing.  The 24-105 is good at what it does, but just isn't in the same category.

On the wider side, have you looked at the 24L II?  Yes, the 85 1.2 is also pretty stunning, but if you're also picking up a 70-200, you've already got that focal range covered (without the extreme buttery DOF of the 85, but it's covered).  70-200 II and 24L II is one of my favorite combos. 

For reference, I also have the 16-35L, 35L, 85LII, 100L, 24-105L, 50 1.4 - they're all great - but if I had to pick just two to cover "everything", I'd take the 70-200 II and the 24L II.  But that's just me

What are your thoughts on the 24-70 (and the new II coming out)?
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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2012, 12:30:05 PM »
70-200 2.8 II without a doubt.  Get the 50 1.4 and then work on a wide.  I have the 16-35 II, 50 1.2, 24-105 f4, and the 70-200 2.8 II. The 24-105 is the least used and does not compare optically to the others in my opinion. It is good for run and gun video though.

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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2012, 12:38:25 PM »
What are your thoughts on the 24-70 (and the new II coming out)?

I'm guessing the II will be a shockingly sharp lens, but the projected retail price makes me throw up a little in my mouth.  I'm also one of those people who isn't all that fond of the 40-60mm range - I just find that range boring - so FOR ME, it probably won't be worth the investment.  I tend to enjoy shooting wide or tight, and very little in between.  But that's just me
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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2012, 01:00:33 PM »
I'm waiting to check out how the Tamron 24-700 f/2.8 VC does when it comes out next week before I make my decision. I have the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II but i'm coming from a cropped camera and my wider zooms don't work with FF. I wish to bloody hell that canon put IS on their 24-70 f/2.8. I use my cameras for video on occasion and I need IS for that. It is also extremely helpful indoors and is nice to take landscapes at 1/15th of a second when a tripod is not available. A 24-70 f/2.8 with IS would have been a dream come true and been perfect for anything. If the Tamron isn't very good, i'll end up with the 24-105 f/4 IS most likely and keep a 50mm and a 28mm prime around when I need a wide aperture.
I am also waiting for Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC.  IS is very important for me.  I take many shoots for my 1.5 year old son at home without flash and many of my shoots are about 1/8 to 1/15.  Honestly, my 7D + 17-55mm IS does better job than my 5D2 + 24-70mm for indoor shooting.
By the way, any review about Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC?
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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 06:50:36 PM »
My current favorite is the 50mm F/1.2
It's more lens than I can handle at the moment, which is the way I like it ;)

My next will be a 24mm F/1.4.
I don't need a 24-70 and the 24-105 wasn't that impressive (the 50mm F/1.8 takes better pictures).

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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 10:49:17 PM »
I've got the 70-200 2.8 II and I CAN'T WAIT for the 24-70 2.8II!!!!

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Re: Which lenses with the 5D mk3?
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