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Say hello to my new best friend. The Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Yep! Finally a full frame girl, yeah! One of the guys I know through the photo circles here in Chicago was selling and since I had been wanting this camera for a while now, I decided to make the leap. We met today and I shot a few quick test shots… holy smokes. I’m simply blown away. The shot above was shot at f1.8 with an ISO of 500 with only one tiny light bulb for the source. There is virtually no noise. I might be in love. Initially I thought I could downsize to the Leica D-Lux 5 full time, but who am I kidding? I cannot give up the DSLR for good. Nope. Just cannot do it. So, this body should last me for a good long time. Joy!  { Thanks Anthony!! }

  • November 14, 2011 - 12:44 am

    angela king - i was just gonna come over and ask you what you got. congrats! it’s beautiful. 🙂 does it have a name?!ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2011 - 2:08 pm

    Schalk Marais - I love my full frame camera too… The 40D has been gathering dust since I got the 5D II…ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2011 - 8:59 pm

    alice - Wohoo! Yeah I still remember how amazing it was to switch to full-frame. Have fun with your new toy. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • November 15, 2011 - 2:54 am

    Yvette - @angela maybe “markie” or “due” – @Schalk I actually sold my 40D yesterday – only problem is my wide angle doesn’t work on full frame 🙁ReplyCancel

  • November 15, 2011 - 5:21 am

    Schalk Marais - I had the same problem… So I sold my Sigma 10-20 (EF-S mount) and bought a Sigma 12-24 EX HSM (EF mount) for roughly the same price.The 12-24 is SUPER wide and it deals very well with straight lines in photos… None of those funny bendy buildings you get with other UWA lenses.The only downsides… Not the fastest lens around, occasionally sharpness is not what you would have liked and you have to be careful not to get your feet into the lower end of the picture (Yip… it is THAT WIDE)ReplyCancel

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