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Canon EOS 1D Mark III

1DmkIII
Review Date: Dec 30, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: handy, reliable, accurate in low light situations
Cons:
none

Being a semi-professional wedding photographer, a device with a large sensor and precise/accurate AF mechanism is essential.

1.3x is a good compromise between 1.6x and full frame - if you need a reliable camera, the 1D3 is the right choice.

High Iso noise is on par with the "newer" full frame cameras recently announced by nikon/canon, the only downside is the AF when shooting sports - yea, it comes up to the negative hype - but that's just 5% of the case.

Other than that, I'm quite happy with the results.


 
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

85II
Review Date: Mar 21, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: sharpness, AF accuracy, colors
Cons:
"way too loud" for me, AF speed, weight

It's the perfect addition to the 135f2L -
The fact that this lens is almost as heavy as a 70-200 2.8 made me get a handstrap -

If you're shooting under "controlled situations" and are ready to burn a hole in your wallet - go for it

Technically flawless - sharp all the way -

Compared to other L lenses, however, the canon 85L is slow & loud - which shouldn't be a problem when shooting in controlled situations, e.g. portraiture/advertorial in general

Despite the "negative" aspects mentioned in the paragraph above, AF is accurate - a real keeper




 
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

ef135mmf_2l_1_
Review Date: Jun 30, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: weight, price, AF speed& accuracy,
Cons:
none...

Initially wanted to go for a 70-200 2.8 non IS after the f4, but then, however, none of my prefered sellers had them in stock.

I was given the chance to order it...and I'm not disappointed at all. 135mm may sound little...but on a 1.6x it's enough to get out the part of the pic you want to see.


At 2.8 it's slightly better than the 70-200 2.8 (non IS) -

No use talking about this and that: This is the perfect lens - IS is not really necessary, since you can use f2...and bump iso up...no big deal getting "enough" shutter speed to take pics



 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

ef70_200_4_1_
Review Date: Feb 17, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $635.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: sharp, USM....L ;), weight
Cons:
rumors of backfocusing are true, but only once in 1000 cases...hood!!

I use it for sports and aviation photography
This lens won't let you down Wink