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Old 30-01-2009, 03:43 AM
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Oh... I forgot to ask.

How did you find the quality of the video recording? I know it HD but would like to know what your thoughts are about it.

Being able to record HD video makes me want to get one even more.

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Old 30-01-2009, 06:48 AM
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Matty, from what I've read the video quality is spectacular but with some limitations.

Sound quality is an issue, particularly as, at this stage, it's not possible to turn off the AGC (automatic gain control) on the sound input.

Panning can be an issue and to get good results it's almost mandatory to use a tripod.

Aperture control is difficult (non existent without a workaround) although there is a work around to allow manual selection of aperture. This makes DOF and focus an issue especially when shooting moving targets, e.g. kids running around.

Finally autofocus doesn't work while shooting.
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Old 31-01-2009, 10:27 PM
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Matty,

Thanks, mate. I really am stoked at the high ISO performance; this opens up a whole host of opportunities for wedding photography, which I'm going to exploit.

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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.

Andrew,

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Wow, lovely shots H.
The 5D MkII has great low light response.

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Old 01-02-2009, 06:26 AM
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Wow they are fantastic first light images. ISO3200 looks very clean still.

Do all your lenses fit this full-frame camera or do you now have a special set of lenses for it?
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Double wow!! The last shot really says it all.
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I LOVE the last 2 shots... Fantastic.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:15 AM
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Mike,

Thank you. As you can probably tell, I'm ecstatic. I've just come back from doing my first professional shoot this brilliant morning between 8 AM and 10 AM, and, let me tell you, this camera performs like an absolute dream. Autofocusing with the 200mm f/2.8L II USM was just too easy. Come the day, Tanya will be a very happy bride, I suspect.

I've gotten rid of all my older Canon gear; just have the 50mm f/2.5 macro, 50mm f/1.4 and 24mm f2/.8 to sell. I just can't go back to using them after having had the privilege of using L-series glass. You'll know what I mean come next weekend.

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Wow they are fantastic first light images. ISO3200 looks very clean still.

Do all your lenses fit this full-frame camera or do you now have a special set of lenses for it?
Paul & Alex,

Thanks, guys. I think, to put the dynamic range and quality into context -- my 350D would not have caught the gamut, the 40D would have come pretty close, but, as far as I know, -- the dynamic range available on this, is, in another league.

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Double wow!! The last shot really says it all.
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I LOVE the last 2 shots... Fantastic.
Thank you, again. I will post a couple of the shots from this morning, later on, when I have processed them.

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Old 01-02-2009, 10:53 AM
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Very impressive, H.

For images which have come straight out of the camera, this would be a very pleasing result.

I also prefer the last two images, but they're all very good. I love the ripple effect around the swan in the second image, and the lighting is very nice.
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Humayun, all I can say mate is, you are a bloody tease, good on you though enjoy.

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Old 01-02-2009, 03:14 PM
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I've gotten rid of all my older Canon gear; just have the 50mm f/2.5 macro, 50mm f/1.4 and 24mm f2/.8 to sell. I just can't go back to using them after having had the privilege of using L-series glass. You'll know what I mean come next weekend.
I was more referring to the EF lens fitting - I thought that the standard EF-S lenses for the 350D/40D etc didn't fit the full frame cameras?
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:35 PM
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Matt,

You're right, it makes my job so much easier in post processing.

I love that rippling texture, too; can you see the little beads just above the surface of the water?

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Very impressive, H.

For images which have come straight out of the camera, this would be a very pleasing result.

I also prefer the last two images, but they're all very good. I love the ripple effect around the swan in the second image, and the lighting is very nice.
Leon,

lol, go on, get one; you know you want to!

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Humayun, all I can say mate is, you are a bloody tease, good on you though enjoy.

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Mike,

Oh, oops! I only had one EF-S lens, and that was the kit 18-55mm. It won't fit the 5D Mark II, as you rightly pointed out.

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I was more referring to the EF lens fitting - I thought that the standard EF-S lenses for the 350D/40D etc didn't fit the full frame cameras?
Here's a product shot I did this afternoon. A 3 minute exposure from the 40D, taken with the 17-40mm f/4L, at f/22; in camera noise reduction, white balanced using WhiBal, and post processing.

And, this; if the colours look off it's probably because my notebook is red deficient, or my colour profile isn't correct; basically, I ramp up the red. When I get home, I will process properly on my widescreen.

A quick process of an image from today. Shooting into the shade of tall trees, I needed a high enough ISO to maintain 1/focal length shutter speed. The grain works in this shot coupled with the processing; it adds a romanto-nostalgic feel.

1/200s f/5.0 at 200.0mm iso2000

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Nice shots, H.

I love the effect of the grain in that shot. And even though the white balance looks out on my screen, I actually think the blue/cool tone works for this shot.

I'd be happy with these as early indicators of what the camera's capable of.
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Stunning, those are awesome. Definitely a bit too blue but one could also argue that was the effect you were going for So it might be intentional
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Matt,

Cheers!

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Nice shots, H.

I love the effect of the grain in that shot. And even though the white balance looks out on my screen, I actually think the blue/cool tone works for this shot.

I'd be happy with these as early indicators of what the camera's capable of.
Mike,

Thank you. Yes, it was the effect I was after. I will reprocess when I'm back in front of my widescreen at home.

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Stunning, those are awesome. Definitely a bit too blue but one could also argue that was the effect you were going for So it might be intentional
Here's a photo from this morning and a 100% crop.

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Here's a photo from this morning and a 100% crop.

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That's just jaw-dropping !!!

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Old 02-02-2009, 01:59 PM
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Wow, the bokeh is brilliant and the 100% crop is so sharp!
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:25 PM
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Just beautiful shots Humayun. Your impromptu evening shots show more skill than I could muster if I tried all day!

So clear and crisp. 1080p video mode will be very handy for sure too. Be interesting to see if you can do any decent planetary work with it?

Come on - can we see an ISO 26,400,000,320,000,000 or whatever the heck that thing is capable of!.....
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Great images there. The close up of the swan is fantastic.
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:09 PM
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How i wish i had one.
Great stuff
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:41 PM
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Having seen and held this camera in the flesh today, I can say it is an absolutely beautiful, brilliant camera.

I want one. Badly.

It's just brilliant H and i'm sure your shots will come out as brilliant too.
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