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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Review Date: Nov 28, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,325.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Awesome IQ, Great ISO performance
Cons:
Too few autofocus points, big file size, crappy FPS

I've had this camera a little over a month and it's amazing for what I need. I shoot events, portraiture and some PJ work and it excels in all of those categories. I have a 1dmkII for action and sports... but that camera is getting neglected because the difference in IQ and high ISO performance is so noticeable.

My only gripes with the 5d2, are that the huge files have overloaded my macbook and have forced me to invest in an additional terabyte and a half of storage and that there are too few autofocus points. I hate when the camera struggles to focus in low light, and I can't track anything moving.

You really need a quad-core desktop or a super-powerful laptop to do post-processing for this camera appropriately. I have a 2.2 ghtz macbook with 4 gigs of ram and it works ok for the files for this camera, but it is still a lot slower than I would like. My small hard drive also means that I constantly need to dump my files to external hard drives.


 
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

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Review Date: Oct 5, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,080.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Bokeh, AF speed, build, color, contrast
Cons:
price

This lens is A-mazing! The background blur it produces is great, it is tack sharp even at f2, and it focuses quickly on my 5d, 1dmkII and eos 3. If you are debating it, buy this lens!