Digital Photography

Canon EOS 5D Mark II. All mine.

I made a pretty-immensly-hugely-excitingly-expensive purchase a couple of days ago, and this was the first shot I took with it…

Oh my god, I still can’t believe it’s mine!

Perfect timing too as the very next day I met the lovely Leonie in Winchester who was just one step behind me in making the same purchase, so we geeked out with our cameras in the cathedral and decided that yes, it truly was an awesome camera!

To cut a long and nerdy story short – most comsumer dSLR cameras have a ‘cropped sensor’. In old money this would be the equivilent of being made to use 110 film in your 35mm camera. Now though, I have a full-frame sensor so all my lenses are being used to their full potential – they’re wider, more colourful and just generally awesome!

I’m forcing myself to read the manual. I’m not a ‘read the manual’ sort of person but I am feeling motivated by the possibilities that this camera’s going to bring – especially the thought of creating full HD video to create moving photographs!

They filmed the season finale of House using this camera, you know!

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    23 May 2010 at 09:17

    LOVE the shot of the doors! we love house and nic is all excited about trying out the video after discovering the final show was shot using this camera.

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    23 May 2010 at 20:00

    Holy crap. I am so jealous! What an awesome camera…a splendid purchase…congratulations!!!! Can’t wait to see more photos!!

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    23 May 2010 at 20:58

    Congrats! I bought mine last summer and just love, love, love it! You are going to have SO much fun!

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    Kenny Howse
    24 May 2010 at 22:56

    I’ve just upgraded from an EOS 30D to an EOS 5D Mk II and I must say I’m very impressed with the results so far, just waiting to have my first serious shoot with it!

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    27 May 2010 at 18:36

    i’m so jealous i cannot breathe.
    i’ve worked with that one and i miss it intensely.
    looking forward to see more examples of you and the mark II.
    good luck
    lucky you!

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    life with kaishon
    28 May 2010 at 14:41

    Oh my goodness. So happy for you. So very happy. WOW!

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