Canon 1d Mark II

June 27th, 2008

Oh the long nights contemplating whether or not I should upgrade and I finally did it–I sold my 40D and purchased the Canon 1d Mark II. It truly has been one of the best purchases I’ve done relating to photography. The camera is amazing; 45 AutoFocus points, 8.5 Frames Per Second, full weathersealing…it is really a tool to have. There is a full review at dpreview if you’d like to read a little bit.

I’ve taken quite a few shots recently, testing the focus and noise comparison to the 40D. In my opinion, the 40D is much more forgiving if you incorrectly expose and need to adjust in post. The 1D MKII on the other hand, seems like you need to pinpoint the exposure in order to keep from getting grainy images. This of course is not a problem at all, but noticed it during my first few shots. Here is a 100% crop of an image showing that the files are fairly sharp:

canon 1dmkii

Yesterday I went for a stroll along the waterfront/Olympic Sculpture Park to do some more testing. There were about 40-50 sailboats in a group going along the shore.

canon 1dmkii

canon 1dmkii

canon 1dmkii

canon 1dmkii

canon 1dmkii

canon 1dmkii

canon 1dmkii

canon 1dmkii

canon 1dmkii

canon 1dmkii

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