First Canon 5D Mk II shots approved!

posted on 6th of january, 2010

This Christmas I decided to treat myself to a present - a new Canon 5D Mk II with 24-105mm f4 L IS lens! Ordered from Amazon via free 2-day shipping and received as advertised.

The very next day I took a trip to Yosemite National Park to test it out. Something about Yosemite, first... I've lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 13 years, yet I've only visited Yosemite once - it was 8-9 years ago and I don't remember much. That is a shame because the place is magical! Especially in the winter, when you have snow-capped trees and mountain peaks, frozen boulders in the Merced river, remnant fall leaf colors, and everchanging clouds and fog.

I did not get a chance to hike to any remote places (most of them were closed anyway) and I had to miss the...

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Comments (19)

Posted by Elimitchell on January 29, 2010
These are gorgeous photos!
Posted by Onime on January 12, 2010
great pictures!!
Posted by Tacrafts on January 11, 2010
I have been shooting with a 5D2 since Febuary, and the 24-105L for about 4 years. Whilst I love it as a camera, thats all it is a camera, albeit a very good. I moved to it from a 5D, so I got the improvement I was expecting but not earth shatteringly improved. one of the things I like most about the 21mp is the ability to crop heavily and still have a 10mp image. I still have my 40D, which is my carry everywhere camera [with its 17-40L] and I find the 5d2 a more relaxed camera to used with is slower frame rate, 3.9 may not be fast but fast enough for most stuff. To me the 5D2 is a studio/landscape camera, not an action camera. If you want faster AF and frame rate then the 7D is the beast for you, [or a 1D iv].

I would recommend the 5D2 to anyone looking for a new camera, unless they were into shooting action or needed wide angle lenses to be really wide angle lenses.

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