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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:55 AM   #1
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Best landscape camera

I'm taking a trip out west and I'm planning on ditching the 4x5 and shooting some landscapes on my 5D III with TS-E lenses.

But the Mark III has vastly worse image quality. So... Are there any affordable rental systems that have tilt shift lenses available? The Pentax D645? Hasselblad? I'd be renting for three weeks.

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 05:28 AM   #2
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I'm taking a trip out west and I'm planning on ditching the 4x5 and shooting some landscapes on my 5D III with 4x5 lenses.

But the Mark III has vastly worse image quality. So... Are there any affordable rental systems that have tilt shift lenses available? The Pentax D645? Hasselblad? I'd be renting for three weeks.

Thanks!
Why 5D with 4x5 lenses and not EF lenses?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:54 AM   #3
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The 5DIII is one of the best FF DSLRs made. Put some L glass on the front and you should be good to go. Recommended L glass:

17-40 or 16-35 (16-35 if you need faster than F4)
24-105 or 24-70 (personally I prefer the 24-105 for handheld walk around use)
100-400 (hard the beat the combo of quality and range at a relatively low cost)
100 or 180 macro (also excellent for portrait work)
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++1, esp. for landscapes. Terrible IQ? LOL
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 08:30 AM   #5
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++1, esp. for landscapes. Terrible IQ? LOL

I think he means relative to the 4x5, not other DSLRs. Actually, when I saw the thread title, my first thought was "Linhof" but I guess that's not the answer the OP was looking for.
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The 5DIII is one of the best FF DSLRs made. Put some L glass on the front and you should be good to go. Recommended L glass:

17-40 or 16-35 (16-35 if you need faster than F4)
24-105 or 24-70 (personally I prefer the 24-105 for handheld walk around use)
100-400 (hard the beat the combo of quality and range at a relatively low cost)
100 or 180 macro (also excellent for portrait work)
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++1, esp. for landscapes. Terrible IQ? LOL
Agree totally. I've not had any problems with landscape photos using my 5DIII and L lenses.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:43 AM   #7
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Hasselblad make a tilt/shift adapter which works with most (but not all) of their H lenses. I've hired it and it does a cracking job. I'd recommend the Hassey H System for landscape or any seriously considered photography. Some landscapers have moved to the Leica S2 as it has better weatherproofing but I don't think they have a tilt/shift adapter for it and I'm not sure the Hasselblad one will fit.

You'll get better answers to this question over at Luminous Landscape
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 09:51 PM   #8
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The Leica X1 has a fixed 24mm (35mmg equivalent) lens. Not terribly fast but adequate. Small and very portable to carry around all day.
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