high iso performance of cameras like the 5D3. 1000iso is the new 200iso!
For truth on the High ISO?
I have a 5D3 coming on Friday. I am shooting a musical group 2x per week. On my T4i I was shooting tonight at 1600 ISO, 1/50 sec. I need 1-2 stops more, to 3200, 6400, or more on the 5D3. That is the one reson I bought it.
Can you compare to the T3i/7D? Will 6400 on the 5D3 be better than 1600 on T3i/T2i/7D?
On the "L" lenses: I had 7 L's, plus 6 other lenses. I decided to downsize to only 3+- lenses. It didn't work - I am right back up there, with the 24-70, 70-200 2.8, 70-200 4.0, 24-105, 45 TS-E, 90 TS-E, and need to add some prime L's.
Once you use good glass, everything else sucks! The 40mm pancake is right in there though, very nice.
Looking forward to the 24-70 II! If I had to choose 1 lens for life, it would be the 24-70.
But good Canon glass holds it's value very well. As prices go up over 5-8 years, you might even break even on it.