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Canon 5D Mark II

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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i'm wondering if i really should keep my sigma 12-24 now that i have a full-frame sensor. 12mm is really ridiculous on full frame. perspective distortion and a half! plus 24mm effective via full frame + 24-105/4L IS is pretty dang close to the effective 20mm i had with the 20D + 12-24 while being much more useful due to the constant aperture, sharpness near(er) to wide open, and, most importantly, IS.

thoughts?
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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fair enough. maybe i'll keep it around as a play lens and for taking photos of buildings while standing at arms length from them
 

IH8Rice

I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!
Aug 2, 2008
24,554
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Im over here now
3 out of the 4 5D mk II's i played with at CES this year, had their autofocus broken. the rep tried switching lenses on all of them, but it still didnt work. loved the camera otherwise.
 

blue

boob hater
Jan 24, 2004
10,165
0
california
haven't decided, but i am leaning towards keeping it and selling the 30D. i know i'll get less $ for it by far, but i think i would prefer using the 5D as my 2nd body.
If you're going to unload it, I've heard about this almost-homeless guy in Santa Cruz that might want it... :cupidarrow:
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
25,820
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If you're going to unload it, I've heard about this almost-homeless guy in Santa Cruz that might want it... :cupidarrow:
pay the market rate plus a little extra for reading your posts all these years and i'm sure he'll sell it to ya

:D
 

narlus

Eastcoast Softcore
Staff member
Nov 7, 2001
24,658
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behind the viewfinder
ok, i've just started playing around w/ it a bit and the noise control is phenomenal...the 5D is a great performer at high ISO, but this camera bests it by a considerable amount, i'd say. these are obviously not very detailed tests, but here's a couple of test shots at high ISO. these were handheld so that's why they are not sharp.

#1
shutter - 1/5
aperture - f/5.6
ISO 5000
no noise reduction done...converted and resized using Canon's DPP software (i might have brightened it slightly, can't recall)


#2
shutter - 0.4
aperture - f/3.2
ISO 12800
nothing done aside from converting the raw via DPP into jpg and resizing
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
25,820
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:thumb:

taking photos of your beer is one step above taking photos of rulers, i suppose
 

narlus

Eastcoast Softcore
Staff member
Nov 7, 2001
24,658
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behind the viewfinder
the 70-200 f/2.8 IS w/ a 1.4 TC

Exif Sub IFD

* Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 28/5 = F5.6
* Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/125 second = 0.008 second
* Exposure Bias (EV) = 0/1 = 0
* Exposure Mode = auto exposure (0)
* Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
* Focal Length = 280/1 mm = 280 mm
* ISO Speed Ratings = 640
* Original Date/Time = 2009-02-16 21:47:25
* White Balance = auto (0)
* Scene Capture Type = standard (0)
* Aperture Value (APEX) = 5/1
Aperture = F5.66
* Shutter Speed Value (APEX) = 7/1
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) = 1/128 second
* Digitization Date/Time = 2009-02-16 21:47:25
 

pinkshirtphotos

site moron
Jul 5, 2006
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Vernon, NJ
I am not going to lie. There is something about bird pictures that makes me want to go take some. I was debating between a 100-400 and a 70-200 when I was going to buy a 40d but then I bough ta GTI. Hopefully this summer I will waste some of my college fund on a nice body and some glass.
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
25,820
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psp: might as well support Canon and the Japanese economy i suppose. the good lawd knows that your college fund is wasted on its stated purpose.