Yikes! The rumored Nikon D800.

Started Oct 5, 2011 | Discussions thread
OP Great Bustard Forum Pro • Posts: 40,847
Re: A few favorites:

joger wrote:

I agree with the lenses - for the rest I am lost - please post some of your best images and give me an idea which quality level we are talking about?

Tough to choose, but here are a few favorites:

Canon 5D + 50 / 1.2L @ f/1.2, 1/10, ISO 3200 (minor crop)
Canon 5D + 100 / 2 + CPL @ f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 100
Canon 5D + 15 / 2.8 FE @ f/8, 1/2000, ISO 100
Canon 5D + 24 / 1.4L @ f/2.8, 1/15, ISO 400
Canon 5D + 200 / 2.8L + CPL @ f/2.8, 1/2000, ISO 100
Canon 5D + Sigma 70 / 2.8 macro @ f/2.8, 1/60, ISO 400
Canon 5D + Sigma 150 / 2.8 macro & 580EXII @ f / 4, 1/200, ISO 100
Canon 5D + 50 / 1.4 @ f / 1.4, 1/20, ISO 400

nice lenses!!

(seems like buying equipment is really your passion)

I currently own six lenses:

15 / 2.8 FE, 24 / 1.4L, 50 / 1.2L, 70 / 2.8 macro, 100 / 2, and 200 / 2.8L.

Of those, the only ones I purchased new were the 50 / 1.2L and 70 / 2.8 macro. So my entire collection is worth the same as a 24-70 / 2.8L + 70-200 / 2.8L IS II. Not too extravagant, methinks.

btw - I like the image too

Kind of you to say. I was thinking that someone might comment on the 50 / 1.2L pics not being any "better" than the 50 / 1.4 pics -- ergo, what do I want from a 5D3 that the 5Dc doesn't give me?

Well, the answer is that I get more keepers with the 50 / 1.2L than the 50 / 1.4, and that, on average, the pics from the 50 / 1.2L do have higher IQ (but I fully admit that the best from the 50 / 1.4 compare quite well with the best from the 50 / 1.2L).

Since the 50 / 1.2L is my most used lens (closely followed by the 24 / 1.4L), it made sense to me to have the best 50mm prime I could afford. Likewise, it makes sense to have the best body I can afford to make the most out of my lenses.

The 5D2 is most certainly better than my 5Dc, but, for some reason, it just didn't seem "enough" better to get me to part with my money to get it. However, if the 5D3 were as good as the rumored D800, then, for sure, it would be a "worthwhile" upgrade for me.

So worthwhile, in fact, that, at that point, I really don't think I have the skills to make use of camera that was even better still in terms of IQ -- there's still a lot I would like in terms of operation (ISOless UI with new AE modes to support it, sensor IS, auto-bracketing and merging with a single press of the shutter release, etc., etc., etc.).

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