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Canon EOS 5MKII


DavidWebb 13 3 England
17 Feb 2009 9:03AM
Hi
I'm considering upgrading the the Canon 5mkII and probably purchasing the 25 - 105 and the 100 - 400 L IS USM lenses.
I wanted to konw if anyone had any feedback re quality of images etc) using these lenses with this camera.
Regards
David
JGJ 14 74 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 10:26AM
Hi David. The trouble with your question is that owners of the Mk2 will undoubtably praise the images from the camera. (Me included)
There are a variety of reviews on the Web and I would encourage anyone thinking of upgrading to spend a bit of time reading them. As you have commented on the two lenses in your post you will no doubt realise that to produce the the quality images from the FF camera you do need quality glass. I can't speak for the 100-400L but the results from the 24-105 are significantly better than my previous 30D with EFS lenses. - John
SteveCharles 18 2.3k 18 England
17 Feb 2009 10:39AM
It's not about those lenses in particular, but this thread may be worth reading.
DavidWebb 13 3 England
18 Feb 2009 8:51AM
John , Steve many thanks for your comments.
park my ferret 17 1.0k United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 10:28AM
I'm still not sure either way with mine - the images always seem to look 'fuzzy' when viewed at 100% but when printed they look great, so maybe it's just me pixel peeping too much
strawman 17 22.2k 16 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 10:50AM
I think as you add more pixels you should expect 100% views to get progressively softer (without extra sharpening), just because you are placing even higher demands of sharpness on the lenses. I think the 100% monitor view is the path to digital hell and the tortured souls end up on DPREVIEW scrutinising images for subtle defects Wink

So it is probably fairer to judge the camera on print output that on the LCD screen.
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
18 Feb 2009 12:06PM
A 50% view is what is generally recommended for sharpening.
newfocus 14 647 2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 1:10PM
I'd agree with that. 100% is too far away from the final print resolution to give a reasonable guide to what's visible in print, whereas other zoom values are interpolated too much by the software.

It's time consuming, but there's no substitute for final fine tuning via test prints on your target printer/paper either.
XxPaulxX 14 265 England
18 Feb 2009 8:35PM
Most of my pics(if not all) look slightly fuzzy at 100% on the computer. At first I thought it was just incredibly poor technique by me(which still can't be ruled out Grin), then I thought there might be a problem with my cameras/lenses.

It's re-assuring to hear others experience the same phenomena and exciting to hear that they print out ok Smile
lobsterboy Plus
17 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 8:50PM
Just looked at a few of mine at 100% and they don't seem fuzzy at all, if anything they are sharper than the shots from the 20D.

Though thinking about it it C1 ids adding some sharpening..so that could be it.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Feb 2009 8:54PM
If look at mine at large (let's say 100%) and some of them look fuzzy or soft, I would think it is my technique rather than anything else, as some clearly are sharp even at 100%.

Paul, maybe you can try the micro adjustment on 5D2 if you want.
park my ferret 17 1.0k United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 1:43AM
I suppose it's 'degrees of expectation' ... i.e. what one person thinks is sharp - another may think is soft - and vice versa.

I've tried the micro adjustment and it didn't really do anything.

like I said, at print sizes up to A3 the pics look fine, so I think it's just that we start to get too picky at 100%
VinnyS 18 1 United States
22 Feb 2009 10:21PM
I just bought the Canon 5d MarkII and I am having a ball with the camera.. At this time is it still a learning cruve but I have found no problems with the camera, however I also got the battery grip with the camera but have not been able to get an extra battery for the pack so I have to use 6 AA batteries and have noticed that the camera does tend to eat up the batteries rather fast?

I was in NY City and did find the time to try out the camera !!
http://www.spingolaphotography.com/images/NYNight.jpg
NOW I have greatly reduced this images but this was taken at 20s at f4.0 iso 3200

Vinny
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
22 Feb 2009 11:09PM
What's the video like?Wink
Just Jas Plus
19 26.3k 1 England
22 Feb 2009 11:27PM
Terrible! Absolutely poor casting! Wink

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