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Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« on: June 06, 2012, 01:49:41 PM »
I have a 5D3 on the way, and I'm pondering which lineup I go with, given that the cost is roughly the same.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcomed.

24-105L
35L
100L
Tamron 70-300 VC

Or

24-105L
70-200 V2
100 (non-L)
50 1.4
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Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« on: June 06, 2012, 01:49:41 PM »

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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 03:03:07 PM »
From your choices, I'd opt for set #2.
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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 03:19:56 PM »
I'm trying for the 16-35L, 24-70II and the 70-200 2.8II combo, and then maybe a prime and tele at each end.
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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 03:25:52 PM »
Thinking out loud:

Samyang 14mm f/2.8

Canon 35L

Canon 70-200 f/2.8 II IS

280 mm via Kenko 1.4x DGX teleconverter ($180 street and very sharp)

Macro lens via ProOptic extension tubes (preserves AF, electronic connection at $83 for 3 tubes) on 70-200. 
--this setup takes great macro shots, with great IS for hand-held, with nice long working distance at 200 mm. 


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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 04:31:48 PM »
Tamron 70-300 VC
I think you'd be really disappointed with this lens on full-frame, especially one that has an awesome AF system. Its slow to focus and while the IQ is nice for crop (especially at its price), I don't think it'll hold up to full-frame. If you do go Set #1, I'd either trade the 70-300VC for the 70-200 F/4, and you can decide whether your macro lens or 70-200 lens needs IS more.

Your set 2 basically trades a wide portrait lens and IS for your macro for an awesome tele zoom...if you shoot more macro or wide portraits than you would portraits/action/etc, then it might not be worth the trade. Otherwise, Set 2 covers pretty much all of your needs.


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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 02:51:09 PM »
Set 2 but consider 100L macro and ditch 50 1.4
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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 07:44:03 PM »
Tamron 70-300 VC
I think you'd be really disappointed with this lens on full-frame, especially one that has an awesome AF system. Its slow to focus and while the IQ is nice for crop (especially at its price), I don't think it'll hold up to full-frame. If you do go Set #1, I'd either trade the 70-300VC for the 70-200 F/4, and you can decide whether your macro lens or 70-200 lens needs IS more.



Wrong. If you read some reviews, you will find out that this lens was designed for the FF, having an edge perfomance almost as good as in the crop.

Back to the topic though, I believe that if you buy an amazing lens like the 70-200 MK2, the 50mm and the 100mm might be redundant. I'd sooner buy a Kenko 1.4x and a Samyang 35mm, a very fast, good and cheap lens with a much different focal lenght.


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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 08:03:36 PM »
Set 2 is part of my bag except the 50.  I have an 85 f/1.8.  The 70-200 v2 is NICE on the mkIII.  My 100 is also a macro.

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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012, 08:36:00 PM »
My ideal setup on a 5D Mark III would be 35L, 24-105L, 70-200L, shoot with nothing but those lenses until I was really satisfied with my photos.  To answer the OP's question, I'd go for more of a #2 option.
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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012, 08:50:15 PM »
I wouldn't buy this all at once.  I'd get either a 24-70/24-105 or a 70-200/70-300 depending on your suspected needs and leave it at that for a good while.  You can rent and pick up well studied pieces along the way based on specific needs.

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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2012, 10:20:36 PM »
The 24-105 is loved and has a great reputation, but f4 at 24mm is brutally slow.
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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2012, 10:50:01 PM »
Rather than the 24-105, consider the new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8. And, instead of the new 70-200, think about the non-IS version.

According to reviews, the new Tamron is supereior to the old Canon, and the non-IS 70-200 is nearly the equal optically of the new IS version. With the money you save from that, you can easily get another L lens that'll give you a lot more bang for your buck.

Actually, what I'd really recommend is starting with just the two fast zooms and waiting until you run into shortcomings before you spend more money. Do you need more reach? Something wider? Something faster? Something with movements? Just those two lenses already cover almost everything photographers do, and you may well discover you don't need anything else.

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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2012, 11:42:11 PM »
Why would you need 3 lenses that cover 100mm? Definitely the 70-200 IS II, and yes you want the IS. Personally I would not pick 24-105. I'd go with 24-70 (or II if you have the money). 50 1.4 is nice to have but I found that I left it at home most of the time. Don't buy several lenses at the same time. Buy one that suits your need the most, then decide which one to buy next. Have fun with your 5D3.
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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2012, 12:09:46 AM »
I just got my kit and have been playing with it along with my lenses.

The 24-105 is excellent.
70-200 2.8 II excellent( be sure to get a good copy).
Be sure to mfa all lenses.
I can't comment on other lenses.

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I have a 5D3 on the way, and I'm pondering which lineup I go with, given that the cost is roughly the same.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcomed.

24-105L
35L
100L
Tamron 70-300 VC

Or

24-105L
70-200 V2
100 (non-L)
50 1.4
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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2012, 12:35:18 AM »
I have the
   50 1.8
   70-200 F4 l non IS
   17-40 F4 l

works out best value for money   

Covers all my needs for general use.

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Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2012, 12:35:18 AM »