Monday, March 12, 2012

Loving My Canon 5D Mark II

The Canon 5D Mark III has come out. It is a great camera I am sure and, with newer technology, a great improvement over the II.

But, given the choice, would I want to let go of my II for the III? If it will drop like manna from heaven, sure. But if I am gonna dig into my pocket to get one, I think I will pass.

See, there is a sentimental reason why I would want to keep the II. I won it from Scott Bourne, so, in a sense, it did drop like manna from heaven.

Also, I don't see anything wrong with the II anyway. It takes great photos and can handle high ISO shots; it shoots great videos - it did revolutionize video SLR after all; and it's rubber seal is still top notch. Well, I don't shoot in extreme situations anyway.

So, I see no reason why I should replace the II with the III.

Not yet anyway.

But, what really got me excited was the release of the Canon Powershot G1x, for, in my opinion, that is a revolutionary device - the big sensor alone is enough to lust after this device.

Oh, another thing that got me excited, and this is with the III, is that Canon decided not to increase the size of the photos. I really don't see why camera makers keep on pushing more and more pixels out. Not everyone will print pictures the size of billboards; heck, not everyone prints pictures anymore - a lot of people are just content with using their pictures for Facebook.

I actually don't see the point of people buying DSLRs just for posting pictures online...

But don't get me wrong! If I've unlimited gold lying around, I would want to have the III, or, even better, the Canon Eos 1Dx, but, even if I did, I would still keep the II. I just love it that much.

So, for now, I would stick to the Canon 5D Mark II and the Canon 7D. Both are great cameras and I think they would remain great for many more years to come.

Shots made with a Canon 7D and a Canon EF 24-105  f/4L IS USM lens. Want the best backpack for your DSLR? Check out my review of my favorite, the Lowepro Versapack 200AW, here and here.

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