Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 05 Oct 2015 (Monday) 01:14
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

5DIII Lenses?

 
STIC
Goldmember
1,627 posts
Gallery: 360 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 981
Joined Oct 2012
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
     
Oct 05, 2015 01:14 |  #1
bannedPermanent ban

Shortly about to upgrade the 7D to a 5DIII and (probably because it's bundled with one) a 24-105 f4.

Will probably sell the 7D and 18-135, but will keep the 100-400L

Also looking at a Sigma 50mm f1.4

Anyone used these lenses on the 5DIII and can give feedback re usability, fit for purpose, quality etc?

Not doing much motorsport now so long reach and high frame rate not so necessary, more interested in FF and a nice 50mm for street stuff...


7D MarkII l 50 1.8 STM l15-85 IS USM l 100-400 IS L l 2x converter l 580EX II l Wireless remote l A computer l Some software l A vehicle to get me around...;)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
STIC
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
1,627 posts
Gallery: 360 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 981
Joined Oct 2012
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
     
Oct 05, 2015 02:30 |  #2
bannedPermanent ban

I realise...now...that this should probably have gone in the lens section, sorry.


7D MarkII l 50 1.8 STM l15-85 IS USM l 100-400 IS L l 2x converter l 580EX II l Wireless remote l A computer l Some software l A vehicle to get me around...;)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
johnf3f
Goldmember
Avatar
3,874 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 568
Joined Apr 2010
Location: Wales
     
Oct 12, 2015 17:18 |  #3

If you are not shooting Motorsports much anymore have you considered the 6D? If you don't need high frame rate and sophisticated AF then I prefer the sensor of the 6D, I also appreciate the lighter weight and smaller size.

I used the 24-105 L IS for quite a while and found it pretty good, especially at today's bundle prices. Earlier this year I sold my 24-105 to help fund a Canon 24-70 F2.8 L V2 which is a significantly better lens for my uses - but much more expensive!

Looking at UK high street prices a 5D3 + 24-105 L IS bundle is more expensive than a 6D plus a 24-70 F2.8 L V2 - I would prefer the latter setup. The 5D3 is an excellent "do it all" camera whilst the 6D is more limited in it's range of strengths, but if you don't need the frame rate and more sophisticated AF then I find the 6D to be a better camera - if you do then the 5D3 is the better option.

Just my thoughts.


Life is for living, cameras are to capture it (one day I will learn how!).

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mathogre
Goldmember
Avatar
3,471 posts
Gallery: 98 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 481
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Oakton, VA USA
     
Oct 12, 2015 18:16 |  #4

Congrats and best of luck with the 5DM3! I love mine.

The 24-105 f/4 is probably my most used lens. I bought it used through Lensrentals. I've taken over 21,000 photos with it. It is my absolute GoTo lens. I bought my 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L used back in the spring of this year (also through Lensrentals), and have taken about 2,200 photos with that lens, some high school sports, some just high school marching band. I was hesitant at first, but it's a great lens! I don't have the Sigma, but I have the Canon 50 f/1.4, and I like it. It's a great lens for getting really shallow DoF. I've seen really good reviews of the Sigma, so going with Sigma is probably fine. That said, I've used both the 24-105 and the 50 for street work in NYC, and the 24-105 I've found to be much more flexible.

Good luck and have fun!


Graham
Canon A BIG ONE A Small One An itty bitty one
My Zenfolio Collection (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
STIC
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
1,627 posts
Gallery: 360 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 981
Joined Oct 2012
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
     
Oct 12, 2015 18:50 |  #5
bannedPermanent ban

Thanks for the responses...

I am mostly going for 5DIII as, despite not doing much motorsport now, I would like to retain as high a frame rate as possible...as money is tight, I'll be flicking the 7D...


7D MarkII l 50 1.8 STM l15-85 IS USM l 100-400 IS L l 2x converter l 580EX II l Wireless remote l A computer l Some software l A vehicle to get me around...;)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
johnf3f
Goldmember
Avatar
3,874 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 568
Joined Apr 2010
Location: Wales
     
Oct 13, 2015 15:32 |  #6

Makes sense, pity you couldn't afford the 5D3 and the 24-70 F2.8 L V2 - or can you???????


Life is for living, cameras are to capture it (one day I will learn how!).

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
STIC
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
1,627 posts
Gallery: 360 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 981
Joined Oct 2012
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Post edited over 2 years ago by STIC.
     
Oct 14, 2015 03:11 as a reply to  @ johnf3f's post |  #7
bannedPermanent ban

I probably could swing the 24-70 2.8, but there's only so far I can get the wife to bend...and it might mean losing out of the 50 1.4 which I'm really keen on. Also, the 24-105 would compliment the 100-400 nicely...

Another question for 5DIII owners (and maybe other model owners too, now I think about it), battery grips...like or not?

I'm looking to get one of those too, for portrait oriented shooting, figured it'd be handy...yes, no?


7D MarkII l 50 1.8 STM l15-85 IS USM l 100-400 IS L l 2x converter l 580EX II l Wireless remote l A computer l Some software l A vehicle to get me around...;)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mathogre
Goldmember
Avatar
3,471 posts
Gallery: 98 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 481
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Oakton, VA USA
     
Oct 15, 2015 00:11 as a reply to  @ STIC's post |  #8

I use a grip because I was doing a lot of portrait oriented photography, fashion primarily. While I do little fashion work now, I still like the grip for portrait oriented photos. The grip makes it very easy to keep the camera steady. I also like the flexibility of going between the Canon batteries and AA batteries, especially if I have a few events on a weekend. When I want to go light weight, the grip comes off easily.

Hope this helps!


Graham
Canon A BIG ONE A Small One An itty bitty one
My Zenfolio Collection (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
STIC
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
1,627 posts
Gallery: 360 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 981
Joined Oct 2012
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Post edited over 2 years ago by STIC.
     
Oct 15, 2015 02:51 |  #9
bannedPermanent ban

Cheers.

I used to own a Fuji Finepix S2Pro (many moons ago, back when 6MP was huge, and their reading off of each end to extrapolate a 12MP image was enormous).

This Body was built in Battery grip style...I did like it and am not worried about the weight, I normally have the 100-400 on the 7D at full zoom so I'm used to heavy equipment.


7D MarkII l 50 1.8 STM l15-85 IS USM l 100-400 IS L l 2x converter l 580EX II l Wireless remote l A computer l Some software l A vehicle to get me around...;)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jsinon
Goldmember
Avatar
1,008 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 65
Joined Jun 2008
Location: Farmington, NH
     
Oct 18, 2015 11:08 |  #10

As far as the grip is concerned, I don't use them. Too much added weight to an already heavy kit for photographing in the backcountry/wilderness areas of NH.


Fuji X-T2, Fuji X-Pro1, XF18-55, XF10-24, XF50-140
http://www.jeffsinon.c​om/ (external link)
http://jeffsinonphotog​raphy.wordpress.com/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
BigAl007
Cream of the Crop
7,717 posts
Gallery: 526 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 1483
Joined Dec 2010
Location: Repps cum Bastwick, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK.
     
Nov 17, 2015 20:14 |  #11

I prefer the extra weight at the back, especially when shooting with a long lens like the 100-400 or now my Sigma 150-600 C. Actually I even like the balance with my "normal" zoom, a Sigma 20-40 f/2.8 EX DG, which is a bit of a weighty lens being an FF super wide zoom. I'm shooting with a 50D body, so not as lightweight as a 60D or 70D, or even the 6D, but a little lighter than a 5D. I found it even more useful for that back when I shot a 300D though.

Alan


My Flickr (external link)
My new Aviation images blog site (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Al ­ Rohrer
Member
85 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 1
Joined Apr 2003
Location: Farmington, MO
     
Nov 23, 2015 18:36 |  #12

I have 5D Mk II and 5D Mk III. I sold all of my lenses except the 28 1.8, 50 1.8 STM, 85 f/1.8, 16-35 f/4L IS, 24-105 f/4L IS and 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS. Sold the 35 f/2, 50 f/1.4, and 40 STM when I bought the 50 f/1.8 STM. Love that lens! If I could only have one lens, it would be that one. Second choice would be the 24-105 f/4L IS.


Canon Shooter and PSCS5 on a PC.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Silver-Halide
Senior Member
789 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 216
Joined Jan 2015
     
Nov 23, 2015 22:15 |  #13

STIC wrote in post #17744845 (external link)
I probably could swing the 24-70 2.8, but there's only so far I can get the wife to bend...and it might mean losing out of the 50 1.4 which I'm really keen on. Also, the 24-105 would compliment the 100-400 nicely...

Another question for 5DIII owners (and maybe other model owners too, now I think about it), battery grips...like or not?

I'm looking to get one of those too, for portrait oriented shooting, figured it'd be handy...yes, no?

I play second shooter at weddings, do some landscapes, and chase the kiddos. I love a grip on my 5dIII. I hardly ever put a 2nd battery in it--I'm mainly using it just for the extra surface area to grab onto. I have a Vello brand. I tried Adorama's Flashpoint and it gave me tons of problems on the 6D. The Vello has had a spaz attack a few times, but never ruined a shoot. I don't use slings, straps, bras, etc. I just find they get in the way. Knock on wood: i haven't dropped the camera yet.

As to lenses, you really need to get detailed about what you want to shoot and what % of the time. When I made the big leap to full frame with the 6D I was still a hobbyst and so the 24-70 F/4L IS w/macro was a decent overall lens for me. IS is nice for twilight landscapes and indoor shots of well behaved kids. For shooting unruly (my) kids and weddings I would trade it for a 24-70 f/2.8 II + cash if I could. IS is useless with moving targets and I shoot most of my landscape shots on my 16-35 f4L IS anyway. 35-70mm is kind of boring for landscapes anyway. :rolleyes:


Echoes in Eternity LLC | Tucson and Southern Arizona Wedding Photographer (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Silver-Halide
Senior Member
789 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 216
Joined Jan 2015
     
Nov 23, 2015 22:17 |  #14

Oh yeah. I have a 50mm f/1.2L and 85mm f/1.8 for shallow DOF shots and it sure is fun. :-D


Echoes in Eternity LLC | Tucson and Southern Arizona Wedding Photographer (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
STIC
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
1,627 posts
Gallery: 360 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 981
Joined Oct 2012
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand
     
Dec 02, 2015 23:54 |  #15
bannedPermanent ban

Silver-Halide wrote in post #17794717 (external link)
Oh yeah. I have a 50mm f/1.2L and 85mm f/1.8 for shallow DOF shots and it sure is fun. :-D

Yep, that's what I'm looking for, shallow DOF and, despite using an SLR for almost 30 years now, i've never owned a 50mm...bout time I reckon.


7D MarkII l 50 1.8 STM l15-85 IS USM l 100-400 IS L l 2x converter l 580EX II l Wireless remote l A computer l Some software l A vehicle to get me around...;)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,740 views & 1 like for this thread
5DIII Lenses?
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is tomasese
386 guests, 399 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.