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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Review Date: Feb 3, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,700.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Please read the review
Cons:
Please read the review

Very good all-around camera to have
I have test the camera with all my lens and images they look grate, from the 16-35mm always up to 500mm
I do like the image quality over all , but I was very disappointed again with Canon, for the Custom functions they give you in this camera
If you never use the 1D cameras you will never know the deference,Big jump backwards from the 1D, and not to big jump from the 40D,50D even the original 5D.Except the 21 Megapixels, video , high ISO , and LCD and some small marketing updates they have done
Where I will like to see more Camera customization then a video or the better LCD, example:
Exposure Compensation I will like to see -/+3 and not -/+2
Bracketing 3-5 shots not only 3 ,maybe 19 focusing points and not only 9
I don't thing I'm asking to much for the money I have spent for this camera
If you shooting lots of pictures at sunset and sunrise be prepare if you magnified your images at 100% to see lot's noise in the shadows
And this is very disappointing, because 80% of my pictures is between those golden hours , looks to me no-one bother to test the camera at low ISO. Every one is happy because the camera shoots 100,000.00 ISO, If this was up to me how to make the camera, I will make the ISO better from 100 alway up to 6400
And not worried for the 24,000.00 ISO.
And the side grip it can be a little longer this way I can fit my pinkie properly on the grip, and hold the camera firmly ,without having to spent $260.00 more
For the extra grip and the battery
Battery life its not that grate also, it's a must to have 2-3 batteries with you for a long day of shooting
I use the camera for landscapes and the review I have give you its only for the stile photography I'm doing , and not for weddings, sports .....
Overall camera gets 810 from me, and my biggest disappointment was the bad low ISO in the shadows
I hope some day Canon shorten the big jump between the 5D II and the 1D cameras,with another cameras or better 5D III
And stop giving us updates for marketing, we need quality and better customizations for the jobs we do
Thanks to all and don't forget this is only my opinion



 
Canon EOS 1D Mark III

1DmkIII
Review Date: Dec 20, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $3,700.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: IQ is awesome ,fast,battery life,build like a tank,size,weather selling,ISO,and Build Quality
Cons:
cfn settings ! to many and some time to confusing :)

Man!!! what a camera , I'm shooting it for year and six months now and i love it ,It's fast and the IQ its unbelievable,
I shot late night football , bull riding, and Polo with 6400 ISO and my 500mm IS and i got some super pictures
Photographers complaining about the focusing issues , but i did not experience any.Then I cant give you any feedback on that issue SmileI will buy this camera again without any questions, I'm working as a photographer for the Beaver County Travel and Tourism Center in Pennsylvania, and i use this camera in lots events and sport events also
with out any problem at all, It gets my 10 any day in any type of shooting situation, rain or dry, cold, or hot my 1D mark III it will be with me until the new mark IIII comes out
you will find some pictures i took with the camera in my website www.epphoto.net


 
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

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Review Date: Jan 26, 2008 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 4 

 
Pros: Great Price for L-class lens
Cons:
Image quality

Well i don't really have nothing good to say about the lens
I don't want to go in to allot detail here, but after 5 of them and trying to find the
sharpest one , I had to spent the extra money to buy the 16-35mm
The last one i have sent it back to Canon 3 times and never came back sharp
The only thing you have to do is , just look your picture at 100%
If you're going to do any big prints like 20''x30'' i will recommend to stay way for them
it worth to spent the extra $$$ and get the Canon 16-35mm MarkI or MarkII


 
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

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Review Date: Jul 31, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $5,299.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Shar,Sarp,Sharp. Build like a tank, weather-resistant
Cons:
Nothing really expect Big/heavy

Amazing lens... Focus is very fast, image quality is sharp and colorful. Works nicely with 1.4x and 2x extenders and it is weather-resistant I love my well worth the money i have spent.
This is some Pictures with this lens

http://www.pbase.com/epphoto/animals


 
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

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Review Date: Feb 8, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Very sharp Build like a tank nice great working distance
Cons:
Very thin DOF

Incredible lens, nice and sharp images ease to work with, and great working distance
The only thing I don't really like about this lens is the very thin DOF you move 1/6'' and you will get a blurry picture.
I wish this lens was a 2.8 but it still will get my 10


 
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

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Review Date: Aug 11, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $465.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: High sharpness ,Nice contrast ,excellent color ,Very Fast Focusing for a Macro lens
Cons:
No lens hood,no bag ,no tripod collar

High sharpness ,Nice contrast ,excellent color ,Very Fast Focusing for a Macro lens
I Have own a number of L lenses. But this glass and the build quality of this 100mm macro seems to be more in line with an L lens
Just look some of my Pictures to see the quality of those lens http://www.pbase.com/epphoto/macro