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June 4, 2013 at 5:34 pm #10402nesgranParticipant
I wouldn’t mind a 1200 5.6, though I would need a new tripod head 🙂
As for upgrading to a 5DIII, the 5DII is generally considered ever so slightly sharper not to mention far cheaper 🙂June 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm #10403
The only reason(s) I upgraded was the ISO performance and AF. I don’t mean to say, ‘ONLY’.. Those are quite substantial upgrades.. The AF system alone in the 5d3 is a magical wonder. I’ve definitely noticed an increase of keepers, especially in AI servo mode. So much faster. Not to mention the flawless interoperability between the 5d3 and 1dx (2012+ era cameras) on the 600 EX RT flash system.. The high ISO low noise is brilliant. Low light is absolutely not a concern now. Whereas my 5d II, I’d get nervous having to shoot @ 3,200, now I can pump it up way beyond that and not really have to fear severe IQ degradation..
I’m pretty enamoured with them at this point.. Although like all things, they’ll be replaced too.. Something else shall be released and they will go on the selling block. 😀
my $0.02June 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm #10406
As far as the 1200 5.6, I’d rather just get the 800 with a 2x extender.. You’ll save 90 grand, and gain 400mm, or on a 1.6 crop body and achieve 2560mm equivalent.. Now, I know you can come back and say, ‘”Hey, well, I can take the 1200 and a 2x and achieve 2400; 3840mm on a crop.” I rebut that with, you’re still spending close to $100,000..June 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm #10408
I hadn’t heard too much about the 5DIII’s noise sensitivity in high ISO’s. If that’s the case, I’ll be saving for one of those bad boys and have the 5DII as my backup body. I’ve been really interested in the 600 EX RT and it’s integrated wireless capability. That alone would be worth spending the extra on the 600 to be able to pass on a transmitter.June 4, 2013 at 7:32 pm #10409
Can I honestly ask what anyone would use a 1200mm lens for on a regular basis? I’m curious.June 4, 2013 at 7:39 pm #10410fstopper89Participant
Taking pictures of the moon? lol.
I can’t wait to afford a 5DIII someday. The 5DII is great, but I would love the increase in AF points and the better low-light performance. The 5DII handles high ISO wonderfully though. I have shot 2000-2500 and it’s still decent (though I usually remove the noise in Lightroom). On my Rebel it’s barely usable beyond ISO 400.June 4, 2013 at 7:54 pm #10412
Yeah, my T3i was also pretty grainy at 800+. I love that little guy though. I’ve heard a lot of photographers still find themselves using the focus-recompose on the 5DIII though. Which makes me very content with my MkII. But a girl can dream, right?June 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm #10413
How well the 5d3 manages noise at high iso is one of the major selling points of the 5d3, how you haven’t heard or read reviews on that yet, I don’t know. As far as ‘recomposing shots’, goes.. I have to recompose with my 1dx which is after taxes more than 7 thousand dollars. If you spend all day switching AF points (where there’s 61 of them), you’ll be wasting a lot of time.
p22June 4, 2013 at 8:10 pm #10415
You guys need to sign up for CPS gold or platinum and get equipment loans to try shit out for a week or two before you buy it!
http://www.cps.usa.canon.com/about_cps/about.shtml <- if you guys have enough equipment to get enough ‘points’, you can qualify for certain levels.. Unfortunately, if you don’t have enough to make gold, the equipment loan program is out of the question :[.June 4, 2013 at 8:10 pm #10416June 4, 2013 at 9:32 pm #10417cameraclickerParticipant
A couple of quick photos, taken with a 5D Mk III just before 9:00 p.m., at ISO 12,800, converted with the defaults in ACR and without adding noise reduction.
100% crop: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54048679@N07/8953618825/in/photostream/
100% crop: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54048679@N07/8954813252/in/photostream/
Certainly not noise free, but still not bad for that ISO setting.June 4, 2013 at 9:38 pm #10418
es ist ein wunderbar kamera.. Lol. 12,800 is essentially equivalent to 3,200 on a 5D2June 4, 2013 at 10:58 pm #10421
ps: you guys hijacked my thread :pJune 5, 2013 at 4:09 am #10426nesgranParticipant
Didn’t you know everyone needs a 1200mm lens? A pet project of mine is to photograph a snow leopard in the wild and I know just the spot for it. There’s a remote valley in Kyrgyzstan on the border to China with a largeish lime stone formation with a cave in it. Outside the cave there’s been large cat prints, piles of excrement and piles and piles of bones from large herbivores both years me or friends have gone past it. Up in the mountains there are no other large cats as far as we know so it has to have been a snow leopard and since they are notoriously shy 1200mm is probably bare minimum, a 1.4x extender would be useful so AF can still be retained at least on centre pointJune 5, 2013 at 8:07 am #10430
LOL ^ O_o
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