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May 09, 2012 11:03 |  #1

I am purchasing the 5DM3 and have been doing my own due diligence and now that I have my list I want to post it here for other thoughts.

I shoot landscape, wildlife and macro in Colorado and surrounding areas.

LENS
Tokina 17-35 f/4.0 AT-X Pro FX
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM

FLASH
Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Flash

GPS/TIMER
Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2
or...
Hahnel Giga T Pro 300' Wireless Shutter Release Timer Remote

GRIP
Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera (is there a cheaper one?)

BALL HEAD
Manfrotto Midi Ball Head 498 with RC2 Rapid Connect Plate

MONOPOD
Manfrotto 334B Automatic Monopod

(I already have a Manfrotto 732CY M-Y Carbon Tripod)

MEMORY CARDS
SanDisk 64GB Ultra SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, 30 MB/s Read Speed
Lexar 32GB Professional 400x CompactFlash Card

Any and all advice would be extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! :D


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May 09, 2012 13:36 |  #2

filters? do you have an CPL or ND filters?




  
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May 09, 2012 13:54 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #3

I knew I forgot something! I had the lens kit bundle that includes filters. But if you have a suggestion I'd certainly welcome it. Is it right that you don't want a polarizing filter for a wide angle?


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May 09, 2012 13:58 |  #4

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I knew I forgot something! I had the lens kit bundle that includes filters. But if you have a suggestion I'd certainly welcome it. Is it right that you don't want a polarizing filter for a wide angle?

wide angle yes, ultrawide perhaps not. Because the strength of effect of the CPL, when aimed at the sky, is dependent on the angle to the sun an ultrawide shot may have inconsistent color across the sky. But they are still very useful for removing reflections from water, and atmospheric haze in shots that arent so wide or in times where the sky effect would be negligible. Its about the only filter than you cant replicate in Post. Also consider a good ND filter.




  
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May 09, 2012 18:58 |  #5

Budget?

I would buy:
- Canon 17-40
- Canon 70-200
- Canon 100mm macro
- If budget is unlimited, get a super telephoto


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May 09, 2012 19:02 as a reply to  @ SOX 404's post |  #6

I'm looking to stay around 8K for everything. That includes accessories.


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May 09, 2012 19:28 |  #7

- 5D MIII
- Canon 17-40
- Canon 100mm macro
- Canon 70-200 f/2.8 II
- Canon 100-400
- CPL filter for 17-40
- The lightest carbon tripod and ball head; I recommend Gitzo product. (I own a GT1541T, and I'm happy). Don't buy a tripod because it's cheaper but heavier. You'll regret it in the future, particularly if you take nature, landscape, macro photos and have to go hiking.
- The rest is bells and whistles you have listed; memory card, battery grip (I've never bought one, it's making the camera bulky)

You might want to consider getting:
- A camera bag
- A dry box (to store your camera equipment to avoid fungus to grow)


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May 10, 2012 12:28 |  #8

I'm very close. I am mainly looking over filters now. Any other filter advice?


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May 11, 2012 00:36 |  #9

deff. try 70-200 for the 5DM3


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Would using DXO to obtain the highest resolution resolving lenses piratical for the OP? I recall that the samyangs do well, however, I am very fond of the zeiss 35mm f/1.4, and zeiss 21mm f/2.8 ZE lenses, that i would say you should try at least one, and ignore the lack of auto focus, as the tight damping is very nice!


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May 11, 2012 01:57 |  #12

fx7 wrote in post #14407127 (external link)
I'm looking to stay around 8K for everything. That includes accessories.


wow!!! 8k for everyting! such a big chump chains... jealous.. hehhe


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May 19, 2012 14:16 as a reply to  @ ENto. Abyss's post |  #13

I'm mostly sure about replacing the Tokina 17-40 with the Canon 17-40 L

Thoughts?


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