Alright folks. Re-purchased 5DM3 kit. What lens to buy now?

Started May 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
meland
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Re: I was waiting for someone to bring this up :)
In reply to John Mason, May 9, 2012

John Mason wrote:

hint - physics

If you want unobtrusive then perhaps a m4/3rds based camera

If you want best pictures there is a reason you see all those Canon off-white lenses at outdoor pro sporting events and that the lenses are not black.
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Although the white colouring was originally introduced to help counter the effect of heat build up in Canon's long telephoto lenses, it is now used increasingly as a marketing tool.

Whilst 300, 500 and 800mm might benefit, lenses such as the EF70-200 F4L and IS version do not really gain anything from this white treatment (other than perhaps in sales simply because some customers do seem to like the look). But discrete it is not and I think many people, myself included, would prefer the black finish to be used on the less extreme focal lengths.

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