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Thread started 13 May 2009 (Wednesday) 05:33
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Poison me. I need to be egged on to buy the 5DMk2.

 
thomasro3
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May 13, 2009 15:15 as a reply to  @ post 7914588 |  #46

I love this camera.... there is low availability.. If you get it and for some wierd reason are not happy with it there is no shortage of people willing to take it off your hands.


5DMIII, 20D, 16-35L II, 24-70L II, 24-105L, 70-200L II 2.8 IS[COLOR=black], 50L, 100macro, 15 fisheye, 1.4extender II, 2x extender III, 600EX x2, (CPS USA Member-the free one), Powershot D10 (WaterproofCamera).
Wishlist includes:, 85L, 200L love the NEW 400mm but at 11.5k Its a wet dream and some training/instruction to do the equipment justice.

  
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May 13, 2009 15:21 |  #47

I ordered mine today from Adorama and it''s already en route to my house! Can't wait!


Canon 5D MkII, Canon 85mm 1.8, Canon 50mm 1.8, Canon 50mm 1.4, Canon 35mm 1.4, Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS, BG-E6 Grip & strobist kit.
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May 13, 2009 15:45 |  #48

Ordered *mine* today - should be with me tomorrow too! Race you to the ducks! ;)


:D 1D Mk III:D 5D mk2 - mk1 just sold:confused:

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May 13, 2009 19:53 |  #49

Get it while you can. Enough said. Just do it.


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May 13, 2009 20:19 |  #50
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timnosenzo wrote in post #7913266 (external link)
That's interesting, it gets reviewed very well against other raw converters.

I guess it depends on what you like. I think generally people in the West prefer muted colours. So the Apertures sort of dull colours are nice to them. I noticed this in video. Asian people like the bright "video" look while Americans like the dull "film" look. To me, the bright colours of video are something that is a good thing (so long as you don't go over the top) and I feel the same about photos.

I must say though, I am seriously reconsidering the Aperture route as the grains are much smoother in the blacks IMHO.

Example here. Aperture on the left, LR on the right (note, I'm looking at the skin tones here, not the overtly pink/magenta shirt... which I think looks more suitable a bit brighter in this colourful photo anyway...) see how Aperture washes out the colours. I much prefer LR Canon Standard profile. I may be missing something in Aperture though...


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May 14, 2009 02:12 as a reply to  @ thomasro3's post |  #51

Using my 70-200 f/4L IS @ 200mm 1/13 shutter speed ISO 3200 - indoors low light

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100% crop

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May 14, 2009 04:43 |  #52

sf_loft wrote in post #7918515 (external link)
Using my 70-200 f/4L IS @ 200mm 1/13 shutter speed ISO 3200 - indoors low light

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100% crop

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Very poisonous.....especial​ly the 100% crop. :) :lol:

It looks really good, looks like ISO 1000-1600 on the 5D1, and ISO 800 on the 40D. At least a 1-stop advantage vs my existing FF and 2 stops vs my crop camera.




  
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May 14, 2009 09:56 |  #53

When you resize the 21MP image, I would agree.
ISO 1600 is nothing. Rarely break a sweat even at ISO3200.
ISO 6400 is definitely usable.

ISO 12800 you need to nail it or shoot to the right. Otherwise you get banding.

ISO 25600 is for emergencies only. Banding is definitely a problem.

Lightstream wrote in post #7918823 (external link)
Very poisonous.....especial​ly the 100% crop. :) :lol:

It looks really good, looks like ISO 1000-1600 on the 5D1, and ISO 800 on the 40D. At least a 1-stop advantage vs my existing FF and 2 stops vs my crop camera.




  
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May 14, 2009 09:58 |  #54

Great.. thanks for helping me set expectations. If I figure a 1-stop advantage, I should be good to go. As Canon has mentioned, 100-6400 is the calibrated ISO range and the rest are software magic.




  
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May 14, 2009 14:06 |  #55

I see alot of people are complaining about PS being slow. I mean I only have a 3.2 Ghz Dualcore with 4 gig of ram and it never slows down unless I try to make like a 12 image pano with the images at full resolution. If I lower the resolution to like 2500x2500, then I notice no slowdown. Only slowdown I notice is after Camera raw as it saves it to a USB drive instead of my hard drive.

If you can afford it and will use the 5dM2, buy it!




  
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May 14, 2009 14:59 |  #56

Please, please, please... you guys are torturing me... I just got this 50D damn it, replacing my 4-month old XSi...

I should never have opened this thread. *groan*

Exits thread...



  
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May 14, 2009 15:24 |  #57

Just ordered mine :) And, I have a perfectly good 40D ( and it replaced a 6 month old XSi) - just couldn't resist the 5DII.


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May 14, 2009 16:10 |  #58

I don't have any problems with the 5d Mark II files on my "old" Core 2 system running at 3.4 GHz and 4 Gigs of ram, XP64. It is naturally slower with the 21MP files than the the 30D and 50D files, but it isn't enough to annoy me. I can be editing several 5D images at a time in CS4 with no issues.

With the 5D Mark II I have no regrets. If it had a more robust AF system and faster burst rate I would be happier, but I knew those limits before buying it.


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May 14, 2009 16:20 |  #59

The hardware demand puts me off, not mentioning I got a used 5D for one-third price of a new 5D2.


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May 14, 2009 22:41 |  #60

cereal83 wrote in post #7921408 (external link)
I see alot of people are complaining about PS being slow. I mean I only have a 3.2 Ghz Dualcore with 4 gig of ram and it never slows down unless I try to make like a 12 image pano with the images at full resolution. If I lower the resolution to like 2500x2500, then I notice no slowdown. Only slowdown I notice is after Camera raw as it saves it to a USB drive instead of my hard drive.

If you can afford it and will use the 5dM2, buy it!

:D looks like we are good to go....

lostid wrote in post #7922240 (external link)
The hardware demand puts me off, not mentioning I got a used 5D for one-third price of a new 5D2.

Actually the 5D is no slouch either. For a long time the 5D held me off buying the 5D2, except that now I need a 2nd body that's FF as well. Congrats on the 5D classic.. mine still definitely has many good years ahead of it.




  
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