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Old 28-01-2009, 02:50 PM
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:D :D :D :D :D (now with pictures)

All,

I'm a proud new father of a Canon 5D Mark II.

Picked it up half-an-hour ago.

Pictures tonight.

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Old 28-01-2009, 02:58 PM
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oooooohhhh wow!

Nice.
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Old 28-01-2009, 03:31 PM
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did you ring RB - just to rub it in - and press the shutter button close to the phone.......
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Old 28-01-2009, 04:00 PM
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did you ring RB - just to rub it in - and press the shutter button close to the phone.......


How much? Was it mega expensive? I think I can only stretch the budget out to the 50D.

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Old 28-01-2009, 04:16 PM
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nice camera Hum! I love to get new toys like that!
Now get some dew all over it!
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Old 28-01-2009, 04:50 PM
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Congrats H!

Looking forward to the pics.
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Old 28-01-2009, 05:49 PM
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Now you're making me restless, I rang about one today.

They wanted me to order on line and pay, despite not being able to guarantee delivery, not this little black duck...( I need to sell my old gear first ).

Looking forward to some sample pics.
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Old 28-01-2009, 06:59 PM
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Very nice, H.....very nice!

Looking forward to seeing you put this baby to work.
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Old 28-01-2009, 07:03 PM
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Wow, What else can I say, you lucky bugger, enjoy.

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Old 28-01-2009, 07:36 PM
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Good on you Humayun
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Old 28-01-2009, 07:43 PM
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All,

I'm a proud new father of a Canon 5D Mark II.
Regards,
Humayun
Congrats H !!!
That's just awesome mate, I'm so excited for you !!

Can't wait to see the pics/movies and to try it out at the Pony Club.

BTW it's tradition for the father to hand out cigars.

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did you ring RB - just to rub it in - and press the shutter button close to the phone.......


Do you want me to have a heart attack !
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Old 28-01-2009, 08:35 PM
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Soooo, how long 'till you build up enough nerve to mod it?
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Old 28-01-2009, 08:52 PM
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I'll do it, I did my own 5D, I even have two new replacement filters in my astro cupboard, come on mate let me at it

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Old 29-01-2009, 09:29 AM
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Hi guys,

Thanks all for the funny comments.

David: I didn't ring RB, but, I did send him an email.

Michael: It was cheaper than anywhere else I've seen it, but, that was because I was quoted it before the doom and gloom that has taken place recently. I am pretty broke now.

Gary: This baby is not getting any dew on it. Well, it might, just not yet.

Andrew: OK, cigars on me.

Simon: LOL! I'm not going to modify it. Well, not until I buy another one.

Leon: Haha -- yeah, right!

Thanks, guys. I'm stoked!

I didn't get a chance to play around too much with it yesterday; I suspect I will be required to build a new PC to handle the file sizes!

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Old 29-01-2009, 09:51 AM
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Old 29-01-2009, 02:11 PM
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Pictures tonight.

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Well?

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Old 29-01-2009, 02:58 PM
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Leon: Haha -- yeah, right!

Hey mate I'm dead serious, if i stuff it i will replace it with my new 5D which has to date not been used.

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Old 30-01-2009, 03:04 AM
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Hi all,

Click here for the 1280x853 resolution images (all displayed on one page).

My apologies for the delay.

I didn't have proper first light until last night.

These shots were taken especially in low light to try and give the autofocus and high ISO performance a run for its money in trying conditions. I am very, very impressed. The aim was to present the images as they came out of the camera; as a result these images have had little to no processing done on them. The first image was shot with the 17-40mm f/4L, the next five were shot using the 200mm f/2.8L II USM, and the last two were shot using the 17-40mm f/4L.

Something to keep in mind is that except for the last, the rest of these images were taken handheld as I forgot to bring my quick release plate.

I even managed to make use of the HD video capabilities using the 17-40mm f/4L. I put my camera on my friend's tripod (took the last image) and then just turned the video feature on. Just as I did, a swan decided to paddle past, and then a second one. It was just wonderful!

1/250s f/8.0 at 40.0mm iso200
1/160s f/4.0 at 200.0mm iso800
1/160s f/2.8 at 200.0mm iso2000
1/100s f/2.8 at 200.0mm iso3200
1/160s f/2.8 at 200.0mm iso1000
1/160s f/2.8 at 200.0mm iso2500
1/20s f/4.0 at 17.0mm iso1250
20s f/11.0 at 40.0mm iso100

I appreciate any comments and critiques, and any questions.

Regards,
Humayun
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Old 30-01-2009, 03:36 AM
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Awesome first light images with the new camera Humayun. It was well worth the wait. LOL

Extremely low noise at high ISO settings which amazes me. I personally really like the last two images but also do like other as well.

Great start with the new camera. I'm jealous. I want one now.

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Old 30-01-2009, 03:38 AM
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Wow, lovely shots H.
The 5D MkII has great low light response.

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