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Mar 29, 2012 09:18 |  #1936

loydall wrote in post #14173931 (external link)
Anyone tried any of the Zeiss ZE lenses on the MKIII?

I shot some video and stills last night with my 35 f/2. The only difference I noticed from my 5Dc was the focus confirmation seemed "tighter" for lack of a better word. always felt with the 5Dc that it ranged depending on whether focusing from back to front or front to back. 5DIII seems to nail it exactly no matter which direction approaching focus from. Images looked good as expected.


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Mar 29, 2012 09:28 |  #1937

Stuart Leslie wrote in post #14174415 (external link)
I shot some video and stills last night with my 35 f/2. The only difference I noticed from my 5Dc was the focus confirmation seemed "tighter" for lack of a better word. always felt with the 5Dc that it ranged depending on whether focusing from back to front or front to back. 5DIII seems to nail it exactly no matter which direction approaching focus from. Images looked good as expected.

thanks for the confirm! i'm going to rent a 50 ZE next week to see how it fairs. I had the contax zeiss version and loved it. Just trying to see if the 50 ZE is worth it or just buy a lens with AF. Manually focusing isn't much of a challenge to me since i've owned a bunch of manual lenses before.


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Mar 29, 2012 09:37 |  #1938

I just got mine - Woohoo!


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Mar 29, 2012 09:37 |  #1939

BryantFC wrote in post #14174469 (external link)
thanks for the confirm! i'm going to rent a 50 ZE next week to see how it fairs. I had the contax zeiss version and loved it. Just trying to see if the 50 ZE is worth it or just buy a lens with AF. Manually focusing isn't much of a challenge to me since i've owned a bunch of manual lenses before.

Without getting into the manual/autofocus discussion since that depends on your needs, I have to say I am still looking for the "Zeiss look" with mine. The images I get with it are of course beautiful, but it is hard for me to honestly say the TS-E 24II images I take are not as rich and impressive. I notice I reach more for the 24 most of the time FWIW on my 5D.

With that said, the feel of a Zeiss lens in your hand is an experience in and of itself! Sheer engineering marvel. And if you shoot video with your 5D it really stands apart from other lenses due to the long/smooth focusing mechanism.


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Mar 29, 2012 09:39 |  #1940

Stuart Leslie wrote in post #14174500 (external link)
Without getting into the manual/autofocus discussion since that depends on your needs, I have to say I am still looking for the "Zeiss look" with mine. The images I get with it are of course beautiful, but it is hard for me to honestly say the TS-E 24II images I take are not as rich and impressive. I notice I reach more for the 24 most of the time FWIW on my 5D.

With that said, the feel of a Zeiss lens in your hand is an experience in and of itself! Sheer engineering marvel. And if you shoot video with your 5D it really stands apart from other lenses due to the long/smooth focusing mechanism.

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Mar 29, 2012 09:45 |  #1941

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Because it's blatantly obvious that your comments are just aimed at discrediting my experience, that's why. I said genuinely "Good for you, this is what my experience was" and you just continued to go on in a way that didn't really seem necessary. Great, you got a million shots like this with your 5D II, that's fine. I was the one actually in the situation and I'm saying that I couldn't. You must just know how to use your cameras better than I do, because that's what it seems you're hinting at.

Haters gonna hate, man. Don't sweat it.


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Mar 29, 2012 10:01 |  #1942

jacobsen1 wrote in post #14173813 (external link)
what, you don't like the fonts? I just looked at my phone next to the camera (only because you were **** about it) and see no difference really beyond the graphics canon has chosen. It's a tool, can you read what it says? Is it that distracting that you can't use it? I think not....

I just don't like jaggies on fonts. It's a pet peeve.


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Mar 29, 2012 10:09 |  #1943

mritchy wrote in post #14172530 (external link)
I was a little underwhelmed at first, but the camera grows on you when it starts performing in areas that the 5D II couldn't. Even in situations like this, chances were that the 5D II would have missed focus.
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Are you serious? How would the 5DII miss focus on that shot? An Iphone could nail that focus LOL.


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Mar 29, 2012 10:21 |  #1944

AzzKicker wrote in post #14174647 (external link)
Are you serious? How would the 5DII miss focus on that shot? An Iphone could nail that focus LOL.

LOL times 2!


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Mar 29, 2012 10:25 |  #1945

jacobsen1 wrote in post #14173813 (external link)
Now I use f/4 zooms and fast primes for when I'm in low light. I've been much happier since. :)


+1 This is so true.


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Mar 29, 2012 10:32 |  #1946

No doubt that 5D3 is an awesome camera with great high ISO capabilities. I will surely own one some day.

But it seems odd to me that people are saying that ISO3200 was their comfort level on the 5D2 and ISO1600 on their 7D.

I've shot ISO 6400 on both cameras and the pics were great and useable.


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Mar 29, 2012 10:33 |  #1947

quattroatl wrote in post #14174760 (external link)
No doubt that 5D3 is an awesome camera with great high ISO capabilities. I will surely own one some day.

But it seems odd to me that people are saying that ISO3200 was their comfort level on the 5D2 and ISO1600 on their 7D.

I've shot ISO 6400 on both cameras and the pics were great and useable.

I agree, I 6400 on my 7D and most of the time it was ok. 3200 can be excellent at times, but was a little hit or miss, but certainly usable.


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Mar 29, 2012 10:37 as a reply to  @ WaPat's post |  #1948

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Mar 29, 2012 10:40 |  #1949

bzollinger wrote in post #14171617 (external link)
Adobe does give people who recently purchased LR3 a small window to upgrade to LR4, for free.

I've had LR3 for awhile now so I'm out.

I do not know am I right or wrong since I bought LR3 3.2 version last month and when I upload to my computer it said update to 3.6 version. My question is 3.6 v could work with 5D3 which I am waiting for?:(


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Mar 29, 2012 10:44 |  #1950

mtavel, nice shot. seems weird using such a high shutter speed for that type of shot. i guess the camera kind of has too much sensitivity given it is already in ISO 100. might be worth trying a ND filter?




  
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