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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Review Date: Jan 7, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,699.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Improved ISO, better ergonomics, menus, Great IQ,
For my uses the slower AF doesn't bother me

Great value and an awesome camera.

I really enjoy the video function especially since I already had the equipment needed to record audio separately before hand. Should be fun to finally get into some decent film making. I never jumped into it because I didn't want to invest in a prosumer hd setup that I would only use 2 or 3 times a year. With the 5DII, I upgraded my camera and got a great though limited HD video camera. If you intend to use the video function at all, I strongly recommend buying an assortment of ND filters.

They should really just include a 1TB hard drive in the box because this thing is eating through space fast(haha.) The files are worth it though.

Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

Review Date: Aug 20, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $5,400.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Great IS, sharp, fast focus, great bokeh, and obviously shallow DOF.
It's not welded to my camera.

This lens is incredibly sharp... That along with beautiful bokeh, amazing IS, and quick focus. I am in love. I have gotten sharp shots of people and objects at 1/15th of a second handheld. I am very impressed by this IS system.

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

Review Date: Sep 5, 2004 Recommend? no | Price paid: $300.00 | Rating: 6 

Pros: good starter lens, has ability to get some long shots
soft just about all around, not the best color or contrast,

I got it a few years ago when I started up and when it still cost a good amount of money, now I realize I was overcharged for it hehe. Mine has been laying around for a while, guess I should sell it...

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Review Date: Sep 5, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $870.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Great glass, f/2.8, well built, awesome color
Cons? there are cons, one might be weight but it doesnt bother me at all

Just got this lens three days ago, I am still on film and just got the prints back from my first excursion with this lens... I have never seen so much color, sharpness and contrast in any of my pictures, I LOVE this lens.

Highly recommended