5D Mk2 and lenses

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  1. phototrek

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    I decided to get some lenes during the rebate period. I am looking at buying the 16-35 f/2.98L and the 70 - 200 f/4L IS. Anybody have any experience using these lenes with the 5D Mk2? Also, do you miss not having the 45 focus points like in the 1V cameras? I have the 1V and I like the 45 point focus so I hope I don't miss it if I buy the 5D2. Or should i just buy the lenes and wait to see if a new 1D4 will be announced in Aug. or Sept? These cameras and lenes will be used for landsacpe photos.
     
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    If you want to shoot landscapes the 5DMk2 will be fine. The AF system works just fine for such things. Where the AF system falls short is in the action department - where subjects are moving around a lot. Shooting relatively static subjects isn't a problem at all. I use my 5DMk2 in studio exclusively and the results are nothing short of amazing. I love the camera. I use my 1DMk3 for other things like sports and action type stuff.

    If you're waiting for the 1DMk4, are you waiting on the 1DsMk4? If you don't have $8k to dump on a body, then the 5DMk2 is the camera for you since it's full frame. If you do have $8k burning a hole in your pocket, buy the 5DMk2 anyway and shoot with it until the 1DsMk4 comes out. :)
     
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    If I get the 5D2 is it sealed against the elements? I am going hiking in Northern NM and Moab,Ut this October and I was wondering if I have to worry about dust and rain. I know that if I change lenes there might be some dust on the sensor but I hope the cameras dust removal will work.
     
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    I am not sure, but the photographer that I shoot with and owns one said it wasn't.
     
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    i wouldn't want to have it outside in a downpour, but dust is not really an issue.
     
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    The 1Ds has way better weather proofing than the 5D. I've heard of people taking those things into blizzards and still being able to shoot fast. o_O
     
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    I see you have the 17-40 f/4L lens. Do you like this lens? Which do you think is better for landsacapes, 16/35 f/2.8L II or 17-40 f/4L? I amalso thinking about getting the 70-200 f/4L to carryh when hiking instead of myh 70-200 f/2.8L. Maybe I can get the 500 f/4L in the next few months.
     
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    Tharmsen, I see you have the 17-40 f/4L lens. Do you like this lens? Which do you think is better for landsacapes, 16/35 f/2.8L II or 17-40 f/4L? I amalso thinking about getting the 70-200 f/4L to carryh when hiking instead of myh 70-200 f/2.8L. Maybe I can get the 500 f/4L in the next few months.
     
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    I don't shoot a lot of landscapes. I'm more into model and portrait photography. For that the 17-40 is ideal. It gives me plenty of creative options that I don't have with my longer lenses.
     
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    Actually, for portraiture, 70mm and up gives you better results. Less "chipmunk cheek" and slims down the ladies overall. I see differences even between my 50mm and 85mm with shots taken side by side. For creative shoots where this doesn't matter and room/size is an issue, yeah, the shorter lenses will get it done too. :)
     
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    Also if you want to see how sealed the 1D mk.II (not the mk. III but the mk.II sealing is probably the same if not better) Get a copy of Popular Photography May 2009 issue and go to pages 18-19. He explains how he cleaned his camera after running tap water with a toothbrush. He was shooting some festival in India. Google "Holi Festival".
     

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