Pls share experience of 5D mk III and 24-70 mk II
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maxx9photo
Registered: May 19, 2004
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Country: United States

I'm getting this combo for my 40th bDay present , any users with the same set up would you mind to share your thoughts?



saneproduction
Registered: Nov 03, 2010
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This is an amazing combo. You will not be disappointed! Focsing is fast and accurate, performance is superb. Make sure you get Lexar 1000x cards, they make my buffer shooting raw go on for a very long time. My Sandisk extreme 60MB/s cards crap out way too fast... they are old now though.



Jonathan Huynh
Registered: May 01, 2003
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Nice B-day gift and happy 40th b-day to you.

You will not be disappointed !!



badlydrawnboy
Registered: Mar 19, 2006
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Add a couple of fast primes and you're set for a very long time.

The 5D3 + 24-70 II is the best general purpose camera/lens combo I've ever owned.



WebDog
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
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They play great together! A minimalistic set would be the 5D3 plus 24-70 and the 70-200 Mk2's.



thedutt
Registered: May 15, 2006
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WebDog wrote:
They play great together! A minimalistic set would be the 5D3 plus 24-70 and the 70-200 Mk2's.


cough: cough:

happy birthday and enjoy!



maxx9photo
Registered: May 19, 2004
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Thanks guys! can't wait to hit that check out button pretty soon.



Ulan
Registered: May 14, 2008
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Used the combo on Xmas day. Low Light. With the flash, you get very, very sharp results on guests. And the colours are pleasant, skin tones are more than satisfactory. At 3200 or 6400 ISO and without flash, AF doesn't seem to work as accurately as in good light conditions. Maybe my fault because of inadequate settings.

Something weird I noticed : when using flash, the camera takes some time before reacting as if anesthesized, it seems less reactive, I don't know why. Well, I know there is a learning curve with the 5d3.

By the way, I was quite impressed with the HDR function. It works well, sharpness is apparently not affected. I really like it, even if the output is in JPEG format.

Bokeh with the 24-70 mm II is creamy and gives an artistic touch to your photos.



Ulan
Registered: May 14, 2008
Total Posts: 138
Country: Belgium

Example of combo 5D3 & 24-70 mm L II. Pic taken yesterday in Brussels, Belgium.


Cathédrale St Michel & Gudule, Bruxelles par Inti Runa, sur Flick



Mike John
Registered: Jul 18, 2005
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Country: United States

Ulan wrote:
Something weird I noticed : when using flash, the camera takes some time before reacting as if anesthesized, it seems less reactive, I don't know why. Well, I know there is a learning curve with the 5d3.

Looks like a known issue.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1176298

Thanks for the nice pic.



skibum5
Registered: Jan 21, 2005
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Country: United States

maxx9photo wrote:
I'm getting this combo for my 40th bDay present , any users with the same set up would you mind to share your thoughts?


Focuses really well. I can get 100 shots in a row in focus at f/2.8 under indoor lighting at times. Haven't ever done that with any other body+lens combo before.

Nice combo!



mikesjo
Registered: Sep 22, 2004
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It's a very sharp lens.



PhilDrinkwater
Registered: Feb 24, 2010
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Amazing.



Jeff Winters
Registered: Jul 23, 2007
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Country: United States

Shot with 5D III and 24-105 F4 lens. It was against the rules, so I need to shoot quickly. No problem focusing at ISO 3200 and 1/6 second, hand held.