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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

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Review Date: Oct 14, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp-Sharp-Sharp-Sharp
Cons:
I preferred the hood on the mark one

I owned the MK1 for many years shooting 50 weddings a year with it. This new lens takes it to a new level. It's so sharp right across the range. I was thinking of getting the sigma 35 F1.4 art before buying this and I'm so glad I did not. For weddings this is as good as it gets. The only down side is the lens hood is very shallow, i preferred the one on the Mk1. I own the 1DX and with this lens its like i have bought a new camera. LOVE IT

 
Canon EOS 1D X

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Review Date: May 6, 2013 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Low light, focus speed, rear lcd.
Cons:
menu, cost

I have now had the chance to photograph a couple of weddings with the new camera having sold my 1D MKIV which i had for 3 years. The 1 DX is great camera to use and all the points that have been repeated many times on here about focusing and hi iso are all true. Is the camera perfect, well no but not far off. i don't like the new menu, it takes way to long to scroll from one section to the other. You can customise the my menu and save your favourites but only one set. With a camera which has so many settings a "my menu" one and two would be much better. I don't know if its just me but i find the ISO button to be set back a little to far and i find it awkward to use. No big problem as i have set the SET button on the back to change iso. The LCD screen is much sharper than the MKIV which i love.

To state all the things i love about this camera would take all day so with only a couple of negatives I'm sure this camera will last me longer than any other up to now. One last thing canon decided not to put any AF assist on the new STE 3 as their new cameras don't need it. Sorry canon they do. Even this camera will struggle in very low light like you get at a first dance.


 
Canon EOS 1D Mark III

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Review Date: Jun 17, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Handling and IQ straight out of the camera, low light focusing LCD is very good with true colours
Cons:
Flash exposures no improvement at ALL!!!

In day light, the IQ straight from the camera is fantastic and will save me a lot of time. The handling is so much better than the MKII which i had before. It all makes sense, they must have been listening (ISO button at last). In low low light my MKII two would struggle and i often put it away to get out my 20D / 30D which was always better. Not any more the MKIII is a huge step forward in low light.

The main downside is the flash exposure. Why rebuild the camera from the ground up and then stick the old system in. It is no better than my old 20D or the MKII. If you have time and can do a pre flash yes it hits the mark. This can mean missing the moment. If someone is wearing black it will over expose and white it will under expose ( again if you have time dial in the exposure compensation and it's fine). The rest of the time it's a bit hit and miss