Nikon to Canon switch - 5D3 lense choice

Started Sep 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
xsimplyjosh Regular Member • Posts: 354
Re: Nikon to Canon switch - 5D3 lense choice

You have to eliminate 17-55mm f/2.8 out of the choices as for canon's case, EF-S lenses are generally designed for APS-C sensors & also that they say (correct me on this one canon experts) it may damage the internal components. A decent midrange zoom is a 24-105mm f/4 L IS, however i'm always on the expensive taste that fast glass is worth it in the long run [ie the 24-70 f2.8 version 2, but the price is creeping me out badly -.-, it's even more expensive then nikon's version]

Whilst on the other hand for Nikon, you can put in DX lenses on a FX body & get heavy vignetting that can't be recoverd. [resort to cropping].

Richard Innes wrote:


Been a Nikon user for the last 15 years (mainly their better amateur cameras - D300 latest), and now finally decided to upgrade to a full frame camera. Although the D800 is impressive, I think I've kind of fallen for the 5D Mark III in terms of its overall performance and particularly the video performance.

Given I'm moving up in the camera world, I want to start investing in some decent glass to go with my new purchase. Any fast lenses I've previously owned (i.e. f2.8 throughout) have come from the Tamron and Sigma families due to cost.

However, I want to go Canon own lenses now, and I'm toying between the 24-105 L f4.0 lens and the 17-55mm f/2.8. They both come in at similar prices (or appear to where I have looked online).

This will be my main walkaround and just interested in people impressions of both of them.

(The new 24-70mm looks amazing but bit out of my price range given the amount I'm about to spend on the mk3.......)

Thanks everyone and still can't quite believe I'm moving systems, Nikon has been good to me - but that mk3.....


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Richard, London, UK.

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