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5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama
« on: June 28, 2012, 06:16:30 PM »

Crazy Kit Deal from Adorama

Adorama has pieced together a crazy 5D Mark III starter kit. All the items are regularly $8450, but can be had for $6699.95 after discounts and rebates. Add it to cart to see all the savings.



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5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama
« on: June 28, 2012, 06:16:30 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 06:24:02 PM »
If only it came with an actual zoom lens. If you buy this sell the 28-300
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Re: 5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 06:26:21 PM »
Wow, that's some savings!

@mitchell, I've actually heard that the 28-300 is pretty good overall. Obviously not super amazing awesome, but for such a superzoom, it's worthy of the L moniker.
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Re: 5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 06:45:30 PM »
If only it came with an actual zoom lens. If you buy this sell the 28-300

And why is that?  Oh, it must be because a $2600 L-series superzoom lens isn't an 'actual zoom lens'. ::)
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012, 08:01:52 PM »

And why is that?  Oh, it must be because a $2600 L-series superzoom lens isn't an 'actual zoom lens'. ::)

Well, it's a zoom, but not quite lens. Although a decent performer in "ultrazoom" class, it is by far not impressive in "lens" class.

A combination of 24-85mm and 70-300 4.5-5.6 performs very similarly for a fraction of price. 24-70 + 70-300 L kicks it's ass big time for +500$. Better still, a set of primes would cost less, offer better control over DoF, and even better quality.

As a matter of fact, I'm quite sure there hardly is a real-life discernable difference between pictures taken with 28-300 and top of the line compact.


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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 08:15:32 PM »

And why is that?  Oh, it must be because a $2600 L-series superzoom lens isn't an 'actual zoom lens'. ::)

Well, it's a zoom, but not quite lens. Although a decent performer in "ultrazoom" class, it is by far not impressive in "lens" class.

A combination of 24-85mm and 70-300 4.5-5.6 performs very similarly for a fraction of price. 24-70 + 70-300 L kicks it's ass big time for +500$. Better still, a set of primes would cost less, offer better control over DoF, and even better quality.

As a matter of fact, I'm quite sure there hardly is a real-life discernable difference between pictures taken with 28-300 and top of the line compact.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 08:44:04 PM »
As a matter of fact, I'm quite sure there hardly is a real-life discernable difference between pictures taken with 28-300 and top of the line compact.

Mine was certainly a excellent lens.  Perhaps yours has a problem.  You do own one, don't you?

+1.  Mine is also very good, delivering IQ equivalent to the 24-105L.  Yes, my 70-200 II, 135L, etc,, are sharper.  But not nearly as versatile.

@puqq - I'll second the question - have you used the 28-300L personally, or are you merely echoing what you've read on the fountain of Truth we call the Internet.  I invite you to show us your images from your high end P&S that equal the IQ of your 28-300mm.  I can tell you with absolute certainty that my 5DII + 28-300L blows away my S100 for image quality (and size/weight, too, of course).
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2012, 08:52:35 PM »
As a matter of fact, I'm quite sure there hardly is a real-life discernable difference between pictures taken with 28-300 and top of the line compact.

Mine was certainly a excellent lens.  Perhaps yours has a problem.  You do own one, don't you?

+1.  Mine is also very good, delivering IQ equivalent to the 24-105L.  Yes, my 70-200 II, 135L, etc,, are sharper.  But not nearly as versatile.

@puqq - I'll second the question - have you used the 28-300L personally, or are you merely echoing what you've read on the fountain of Truth we call the Internet.  I invite you to show us your images from your high end P&S that equal the IQ of your 28-300mm.  I can tell you with absolute certainty that my 5DII + 28-300L blows away my S100 for image quality (and size/weight, too, of course).
+3 or whatever we are up to the argument was rational until comparing the 28-300 to a compact that gave it away as regurgitated internat waffle
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012, 08:58:38 PM »
Looks like they want to clear out their dusty equipment and call it a deal, other than the flash. The flash is the only thing id want with the 5dm3 given what i know about the other equipment.
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012, 09:07:49 PM »
...the argument was rational until comparing the 28-300 to a compact that gave it away as regurgitated internat waffle

Except for the part about the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, where the only lens meeting that spec is the DO one, so probably the 70-300 IS non-L was meant, which while decent from 70-200mm is a soft mess at 300mm, especially compared to the 28-300.  The 28-300L also delivers better IQ than the native DO lens, although with a contrast and sharpness boost in post my shots from the 70-300 DO lens were equivalent to the 28-300L at the long end.
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 09:15:08 PM »
...the argument was rational until comparing the 28-300 to a compact that gave it away as regurgitated internat waffle

Except for the part about the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, where the only lens meeting that spec is the DO one, so probably the 70-300 IS non-L was meant, which while decent from 70-200mm is a soft mess at 300mm, especially compared to the 28-300.  The 28-300L also delivers better IQ than the native DO lens, although with a contrast and sharpness boost in post my shots from the 70-300 DO lens were equivalent to the 28-300L at the long end.

yep I read that as the 70-300 L my bad I'll rephrase

Its all a load of internet waffle some regurgitated some just freshly cooked :)
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Re: 5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 10:59:19 PM »
I don't get this.

For a large percentage of people that haven't bought the 5D Mark III, the obstacle is the price.

This doesn't make it cheaper.

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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2012, 12:59:02 AM »
I don't get this deal - literally, if these lenses were wanted the buyer of a 5dmk3 would have them.  A 50/1.4 - unless you own this, or owned it and upgraded, you're not allowed to purchase a 5dmk3.  Other bits seem to do more of spoil a camera bag with a system than put someone in a better position.
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 05:44:57 AM »
Is this a way of clearing old stock, isn't the MK3 able to way out perform those lenses?
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« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2012, 06:06:41 AM »
Is this a way of clearing old stock, isn't the MK3 able to way out perform those lenses?

The 18 megapixel APS-C sensors have way higher pixel density, so they are a lot more demanding in terms of center sharpness. It's not even close, the Mark III has about the same pixel density as the 20D.

The standard kit lens for the 5D Mark III is the 24-105 which, IQ-wise is not in the same league as the 50mm f/1.4 @ f/4.
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« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2012, 06:06:41 AM »