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Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM

EF8-15mmL
Review Date: Apr 5, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great IQ, sharp, a lot of fun, very different images
Cons:
Lens cap is a bit finicky

I took the lens on a business trip to London, WOW what a lot of fun. It adds a whole new dimension to the type of image you capture. From the tube to some of the architrecture to photographing at night - this lens is amazing. It was well worth it.

Some of the images can be found at http://photo.net/photos/markc
in the Fisheye in London section

Highly recommeded for the right applications.


 
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

5DIIIs
Review Date: Apr 5, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Auto focus, Improved ISO performance, IQ, Build
Cons:
Price, playback zoom functionality was better on 7D

I pre-ordered the 5D mark III at the beginning of March. The camera arrived a month later.

The camera is superb. I enjoy wildlife photography and have been happily using a 7D. I went photographing birds yesterday morning to test the camera. The auto focus is a pleasure to use and latches on very quickly. (I still have to work through the manual to get to grips with using it properly but was more than happy with the basic performance)

As we arrived at dawn the light was still very poor and I was shooting at high ISO very successfully. The auto focus using a ef 500 f4 in low light was also very good.

I have same sample shots at http://photo.net/photos/markc in the Marievale Bird Sanctuary section.

In general, I can highly recommend the camera - a pleasure to use!