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Jul 27, 2009 11:28 |  #1

I figured that although the 50D was nice and new, great technology, although ISO performance was not all that great.
The 5D was another option, with its full frame goodness and better ISO performance it was the option to go for. But at the same time there was a feeling inside me thinking that the camera would be old, maybe looked after poorly and would not last as long as a new camera.

If only there was an option where there was the improved technology of the 50D with the good old performance of the 5D, also with extra hidden bonuses.

So, I just bought a Canon 5Dmk2 with a Canon 24-70 2.8 lens.
I wonder if it will be much of an improvement over my Canon 400D with sigma 17-70mm lens....

Now I have to count the hours, no, seconds until it arrives in my hands, oh the torture!!!


Questions is, should I by a UV filter for the lens or not?


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Jul 27, 2009 11:29 |  #2

Wow, thats one heck of an upgrade!


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Jul 27, 2009 11:33 |  #3

lol, the ISO performance upgrade alone will satisfy you, never mind the resolution, newer screen, movie mode and FF goodness! Depending on how good your Sigma was (the 17-70 was a pretty good lens) vs how good the 24-70L you will be getting, you may not see too much difference in IQ at the f/2.8 settings between lenses, cropability via the higher resolution is a different story though.


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Jul 27, 2009 11:35 |  #4

I stopped using UV filters when I realized just how crappy the Tiffen ones I had were. If you do decide to get one, get a BW or Hoya. You need a top quality one to avoid degrading the image quality you'll get from your fantastic lens. You get what you pay for; it's up to you to decide if you want to look at the $70(?) filter as an insurance policy for the front element of your 24-70.


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Jul 27, 2009 11:41 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #5

Congratulations rgrebby. I can't speak for the camera, but you'll love the 24-70L. Great for indoor photography. I have a UV filter on mine with no visible degradation to IQ.


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Jul 27, 2009 12:02 |  #6

Thanks guys, my sigma is pretty good and it kept on surprising me on how sharp it was.
I'll maybe do a test with the a UV lens on and off and see.

The days wont go by quick enough!


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Jul 27, 2009 13:27 as a reply to  @ rgrebby's post |  #7

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gopack471 wrote in post #8351115 (external link)
I stopped using UV filters when I realized just how crappy the Tiffen ones I had were.

I'll use them in "extreme" conditions with blowing sand or salt spray (basically when I KNOW crap will get on the lens) but otherwise nope.


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Jul 27, 2009 13:35 |  #8

[QUOTE=rgrebby;8351073​]I figured that although the 50D was nice and new, great technology, although ISO performance was not all that great.
The 5D was another option, with its full frame goodness and better ISO performance it was the option to go for. But at the same time there was a feeling inside me thinking that the camera would be old, maybe looked after poorly and would not last as long as a new camera.

If only there was an option where there was the improved technology of the 50D with the good old performance of the 5D, also with extra hidden bonuses.

So, I just bought a Canon 5Dmk2 with a Canon 24-70 2.8 lens.
I wonder if it will be much of an improvement over my Canon 400D with sigma 17-70mm lens....


perhaps you should have psoted this before you ordered your new camera..but luckily for you, the 5dmkII and a working, acceptable copy of a 24-70 would knock the daylights out of a 400d with a sigma lens!


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Jul 27, 2009 14:14 |  #9
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Hmm hoya filters..




  
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Jul 27, 2009 15:07 |  #10

all I can say is

brace yourself for what's coming. Your world is about to be rocked!!!


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Jul 28, 2009 11:24 |  #11

BigBlueDodge wrote in post #8352239 (external link)
all I can say is

brace yourself for what's coming. Your world is about to be rocked!!!

Stop, your tempting me too :oops:


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Jul 28, 2009 12:20 |  #12

BigBlueDodge wrote in post #8352239 (external link)
all I can say is

brace yourself for what's coming. Your world is about to be rocked!!!

this is not an exageration. You will get rocked. congrats.



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Jul 28, 2009 14:24 |  #13

I've never used a UV filter and my glass is all minty fresh. :)




  
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Jul 28, 2009 14:47 |  #14

Damn all you people and your 5D MkII goodness.

Btw, if you get a filter, even if it's a B+W or Hoya, make sure it's multicoated. More coatings = better light transition and less flare. It should have 12-16 coats on it. Beware that there are some that have 2 or 3 coats, but since it's more than 1 they consider it "multicoated". I prefer B+W over Hoya simply cuz they clean easier for some reason.


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