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Dec 31, 2012 04:15 |  #1

In January 2012 I bought a new old stock 5dc to replace my Pentax K10d which I had dropped. I bought a 50mm 1.4 to experiment and see if it was worth it moving over. The initial images were quite good but nothing that really convinced me just yet. This was followed by a 600ex flash for my birthday pressie.

On friday I took delivery of a 70-200 F4IS.

OMG

Holy ****!


Yeah, I'm impressed and have now put up all my Pentax gear for sale to fund a 24-70F4 and a bowens kit. I've enjoyed the new learning curve and have spent many nights going through old treads here on POTN, constantly learning new tricks and having a good old time.

I look forward to another year of new gear and hopefully far better photos. I thank you guys for sharing your knowledge, and wish all of you everything of the very best in the new year!

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Dec 31, 2012 04:25 |  #2

congrats. I've been using canon since 2010, love the set up I have and can't wait until I have a 7D/6D combo. Hows the 50mm f1.4 as I'm in the market for one.


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Dec 31, 2012 04:33 |  #3

50mm are the easiest lens to manufacture, its pretty hard to make a bad one. The canon is pretty ok, nothing particular special about it, however it works, it works well and you wont regret buying it. Its far sharper than most consumer zooms.

A long while back when was still shooting film I did a wedding course, for our homework we were made to shoot with only a 50mm prime and 1 roll of film, we had to submit the undeveloped film to critique. Its quite an eye opener of what you can achieve when you limited to just one lens and 36 shots.....




  
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Jan 01, 2013 02:29 |  #4

FerozeK wrote in post #15426494 (external link)
50mm are the easiest lens to manufacture, its pretty hard to make a bad one. The canon is pretty ok, nothing particular special about it, however it works, it works well and you wont regret buying it. Its far sharper than most consumer zooms.

A long while back when was still shooting film I did a wedding course, for our homework we were made to shoot with only a 50mm prime and 1 roll of film, we had to submit the undeveloped film to critique. Its quite an eye opener of what you can achieve when you limited to just one lens and 36 shots.....

i'm going to be honest I can't wait to get my first prime lens. I'm planning on a canon 135mm f2.8 soft focus and a sigma 50mm f1.4 for my first two primes.


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Jan 01, 2013 04:05 |  #5

wow...you must have one of the last 5Dcs sold new out there!!


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Jan 01, 2013 09:47 |  #6

I tryed some non L Canon glass on my 5Dc and let it all go...
Main difference in L isn't in the build, it is in highest quality glass, which is the key to IQ.
Surpriselly for me two Tamron lens I have, sold one of them for L, are good.
I'm very happy with 28-75 3.8 in terms of IQ on 5Dc, check this one too.
With 5Dc and f4 zooms it is not good indoors if you want no flash. F2.8 and ISO1600 does the job well in situations like this.


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Jan 01, 2013 10:09 |  #7
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I am anxious to see your opinion of the 24-70 f/4. That has got to be a killer lens, or Canon plans on discontinuing the 24-105. Both in the stable doesn't make much sense. Welcome home, and happy shooting.


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Jan 01, 2013 11:53 |  #8

LowriderS10 wrote in post #15430201 (external link)
wow...you must have one of the last 5Dcs sold new out there!!

Pure luck, a buddy was looking for a backup 24-105, the dealer had a 5d kit and we split it as he didnt want to sell just the lens and get stuck with a the body. I didnt fall in love with the 24-105, its more than competent, but just didnt thrill me. One of those rare occasions where all 3 of us got what we wanted....




  
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Jan 01, 2013 11:58 |  #9

kf095 wrote in post #15430702 (external link)
I tryed some non L Canon glass on my 5Dc and let it all go...
Main difference in L isn't in the build, it is in highest quality glass, which is the key to IQ.
Surpriselly for me two Tamron lens I have, sold one of them for L, are good.
I'm very happy with 28-75 3.8 in terms of IQ on 5Dc, check this one too.
With 5Dc and f4 zooms it is not good indoors if you want no flash. F2.8 and ISO1600 does the job well in situations like this.

I hardly ever shoot without flash, most of my shots are between F5.6 and F11. The sun always shines in South Africa (about 200 days a year) anyway :)

TSchrief wrote in post #15430772 (external link)
I am anxious to see your opinion of the 24-70 f/4. That has got to be a killer lens, or Canon plans on discontinuing the 24-105. Both in the stable doesn't make much sense. Welcome home, and happy shooting.

As soon as I've sold all my gear and its available here....but I doubt they would be dumping the 24-105 just yet, but a F2.8 version of that lens might make me think twice




  
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Jan 01, 2013 12:31 |  #10

TSchrief wrote in post #15430772 (external link)
I am anxious to see your opinion of the 24-70 f/4. That has got to be a killer lens, or Canon plans on discontinuing the 24-105. Both in the stable doesn't make much sense. Welcome home, and happy shooting.

if they discontinued, what would be the kit lens for the FF line? all the other lenses are way too expensive.


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mike_311 wrote in post #15431205 (external link)
if they discontinued, what would be the kit lens for the FF line? all the other lenses are way too expensive.

Very good point. I hadn't thought of that.


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