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Mar 17, 2013 16:21 |  #1066

Beautiful!


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Mar 20, 2013 19:06 |  #1067

X_tan,

Nice job. Super sharp.

I hope that a lowly 1D MKIV can come close to
that 5D MK3 (I've come close to pulling the
trigger on one several times!) with this lens.

Keep 'em coming!




  
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Mar 21, 2013 22:07 |  #1068

Don't listen to the reviews, mine is SHARP at 300mm wide open

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Mar 24, 2013 12:27 |  #1069

Sorry keep your guys waiting, just land on Auckland for heading home now :-)

5D3 @ 28mm:

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Mar 24, 2013 12:57 as a reply to  @ x_tan's post |  #1070

...another Amazing landscape shot with this lens, a very good combination (I know :D ).

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Mar 24, 2013 13:11 |  #1071

!!....WOW..!! Beautiful


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Mar 24, 2013 17:38 as a reply to  @ thatkatmat's post |  #1072

Hey guys...

I have just worked my way through 72 pages of posts on this lens. You guys are certainly a proponent for this lens and are great ambassadors for it.

When I started looking at the posts, by about page 5 I was wondering what would it be like on a 5D3... Well X_tan you answered it... Awesome!!!

I have the following lineup:
5D3
60D
8-15mm L fisheye zoom
16-35mm L
18-135mm (came with 60D)
70-300mm (just the cheapest one)
100mm L Macro
50mm 1.4
70-200mm 2.8L II
24-105mm 4L
28-300mm Tamron.
18-270mm Tamron

I have been lusting over this baby for some time, and about 4 months ago spent £250 to get a used 28-300mm Tammy, because I can't afford the Canon L version, and I had heard so many rumours about the softness of it. Well, you guys have dispelled that for me. The Tammy is OK as an all-rounder, but it isn't the quality of L, nor is it weatherproof.

I am wondering if I can sell the 18-135, 70-300, and perhaps the 24-105, definitely sell the Tammy (28-300), to try to get closer to affording this baby. I know the 70-200 would sell well, but to be honest, I am not sure I can part with that one, it is too good for portrait shots (not that I do a lot). I know I am going to start saving to get this lens.

My main concern, and I think it is a valid one. I live in London. The real one in the UK, not the one in Ontario... :rolleyes: And so, walking around a city like London with a huge white lens that shouts "Expensive Glass" I am seriously concerned with. I don't know how much the lenscoat would cover the white, but when extended, it probably won't cover much. It only it was black....

How do you guys feel about wandering a big city with that lens on a 5D3? Would you feel vulnerable? I am not a big guy, but am pretty handy with my hands (Martial Arts), but even so, it is still a lot of money to potentially have someone try to take off you. Of course I'd have it insured, which may take some of the concern away, but I'd be interested in your views.

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Mar 24, 2013 17:42 as a reply to  @ london.roadhog's post |  #1073

Oh! I forgot to mention, I got that Tammy because I wanted one lens to walk around with. Of course that one isn't as obvious as the Canon, but it isn't as good.

If you want to wander over to www.foylefamily.com (external link) you can see some of the shots with it. The last Holi post should show a few.

But definitely want to only be minimalistic. 8-15 fisheye, 16-35mm, 28-300mm would cover 95% of what I shoot. 100mm Macro would cover 3% of the rest, and then the 70-200 the remainder. Unless I fall totally in love with the 28-300 that I let the 70-200 go...

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Mar 24, 2013 17:51 |  #1074

Welcome to POTN Colin, I've been in places where I feel a little vulnerable, thing is, I just use common sense with or without the gear...I've had nights with all my gear (like $15K's worth) where I'll grab my tripod start walking and be ready to swing it if necessary, but those times have been few and far between....I don't feel more vulnerable with a white lens than any other lenses, I shoot with a 1DsmkIII, couple that with just about anything and it looks like money....

Buy the lens, if you like having a one or 2 lens solution at times, this is the lens to get...Love mine..

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Mar 24, 2013 18:04 |  #1075

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...awesome shot, i like this the most out of all your shots here!!! ;)




  
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Mar 24, 2013 18:04 as a reply to  @ ONE30's post |  #1076

...do you guys use stabilizer mode 2 when panning or do you turn IS off?




  
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Mar 24, 2013 18:09 as a reply to  @ thatkatmat's post |  #1077

Thanks Mat (? guessing).

Yep! A tripod can make a pretty good weapon. If it is seen that I have used martial arts, then in London, I am the one in prison, regardless to it being self defence. I don't agree with that law here, but that's another topic. I think a lot depends on how you approach things. Some people look more vulnerable that others. I have never had an issue, but that doesn't mean it won't happen.

It is a lot of weight though. I am going to start saving for it, shouldn't take more than about 6 months!!!!! If I am careful, or I sell the other lenses first to get a head start. Probably should look into doing that, but unfortunately, I don't have any boxes for them. We recently moved from the USA back home to the UK, and I decided to dump the boxes for shipping. Kind of wish I hadn't but that's life.

When I have some funds available, I'll be on the lookout for a good used version.




  
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Mar 24, 2013 18:41 |  #1078

london.roadhog wrote in post #15750781 (external link)
Hey guys...

How do you guys feel about wandering a big city with that lens on a 5D3?
Thanks
Colin.


i don't own a 5D3 but I did take this lens out a lot in the city last summer, both night and day. I am not a big guy either but i do feel safe with it while walking around new york city, not only in the tourist areas but around the outer boroughs. It can happen anywhere, just need to be aware of your surroundings!

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Mar 25, 2013 14:01 |  #1079

Good to know Meeko. Thanks.

The pictures you guys take with this lens look much better than the Tamron 28-300 that I have. Sometimes I think the Tammy is ok, and will meet my needs, but then I see the pictures you guys post, and want the Canon. I am going to have to seriously think about this one, and see what old lenses I can get rid of to help finance it.




  
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Mar 25, 2013 14:42 |  #1080

meeko031 wrote in post #15750981 (external link)
i don't own a 5D3 but I did take this lens out a lot in the city last summer, both night and day. I am not a big guy either but i do feel safe with it while walking around new york city, not only in the tourist areas but around the outer boroughs. It can happen anywhere, just need to be aware of your surroundings!

welcome to POTN!

..just cover the canon and 5d marks with some graff tape, add cover the lens with a Lenscoat, it will not be so shocking like a naked Big White Lens :)




  
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