Canon EOS 5D mkII (some test shots)

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  1. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Today I went to Heaven, or as some people call it, Canon

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    50D + 18-200
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    5D mkII + 24mm F1.4 mkII
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    new grip
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    new wifi grip
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    oh yeah this was a pre production model so the release version have have different firmware etc etc etc
    5D mkII
    ISO 200
    full image resized
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    100% crop of above
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    ISO400
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    100% crop of above
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    ISO 800
    100% crop
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    and for a laugh
    ISO 25600 100% crop :lol:
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    Camera feels great, I hated the 5D but this new version is very nice.

    As for the video, the reason behind it is the Press, they wanted video that they can grab a still from and put in a newspaper. And the video is very nice, not sure I'd ever use it but im not covering those sort of news events
     
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  2. lostprophet

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    one thing I didn't like about it is that it uses the same AF as the old 5D but with better algorithms

    shame on you canon!

    oh and the new battery, didn't like that either
     
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    Cheers Andy, thanks for that. :thumbup:
     
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    cool...

    (fellow in the past pic looks like he just climbed out of bed.. hehehe lol)
     
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    ohh thats hair!! I thought it was noise :lol:

    what did annoy me though was the fact that they didn't have any 50D's to play with
     
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    I guess they didn't want people to see how much better the 50D would focus, compared to the new 5D :er:
     
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    why?
     
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    Thanks for the sample shots...the detail looks pretty good. I wonder why in the portrait of the bird crop the eyes look so blurry? It was shot at f/5 so it seems like the whole face should be in focus...not to critique but I'm just wondering about the IQ. Also it looks a bit hazy?
     
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    Thats what we thought

    Well I not a fan of the old D30 layout and when the 5D came out we'd already had the D30, D60, 10D, 20D and 30D and all of a sudden we have a £2500 body that has that same layout as cameras at over half the price. The AF is not up to sports, airshow or wildlife speeds to me, the mirror/shutter box design sprays the sensor with oil and makes sensor cleaning a nightmare, so much so that we have stopped cleaning 5D's. And although the build quality is good it stills feels like a lump of plastic, you have to understand I've been using EOS 1nHS, EOS 3, EOS 1d and an EOS 1D mkII, at the time of release we were selling the 1D mkII for the about the same price as the 5D. To me the camera felt wrong, had the wrong layout and was too slow.

    It just seems to me that Canon are all about pixels these days. Nikon on the other hand have gone for build quality and picture quality. I know which one I'd rather have. I just hope that there will be a EOS 7D on its way with about 16mp and a bit faster.

    In all honestly who would buy the 1DS mkIII these days? The 5D mkII has must of the spec of it but is over half the price

    I did wonder that myself, to be honest there were a lot of shots that were soft and I was using lenses picked by Canon so they should of been there best, also I was using my friends 70-300 DO and 24-70 F2.8 both of which I know for a fact are Sharp! and we did have a play with his old Zeiss 85mm F1.4 AF that has been modded to AF on the Canons :lol:

    I shoot birds of prey all the time and I never have to stop down to far to get the eyes in focus, even with a fixed 300mm, I think the shot I posted was about 200mm? so I can't figure it out.

    To be honest I don't think that a lot of Canon lenses are up to those kind of resolutions, but you never print at 100% and I always sharpen my shots a litlle anyway so maybe I'll have a play at editing one of the shots tonight
     
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    thanks for sharing :)

    So why, why on earth did I just stock up on those old batteries :(
     
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    so you can carry on using your wonderful 5D that doesn't need replacing?
     
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    I got gear acquisition syndrome sometimes :blushing:

    BTW, the no name batteries I bought failed miserably though, Canon and Ansmann batteries were doing fine, even at low temperatures around and below freezing, but the no name ebay batteries sometimes died after 20 shots ...
     

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