EDMONDS, WA ::
Happy Birthday to me! As a gift to myself, I added a new camera body to my kit: The Canon EOS 5D Mark II. It's a major upgrade from the remarkable Rebel XT that Kristie got for me a little over three years ago
. The primary difference is the full-frame sensor, which will allow me to capture higher quality photos across a much wider range of conditions. I'm also excited for the improved processing, better interface, larger viewfinder and review screen, automatic sensor cleaning, weather sealing, and the ability to shoot HD movies in 1080p. It's a sweet camera that was worth the wait!
Kristie also spoiled me again by getting me the superb, ultra-wide-angle EF 16-35 f/2.8L II as a birthday gift! This will be my primary landscape lens, replacing and improving on my trusty EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5. Thank you, Sweetie! I also added the EF 100 f/2.8 Macro lens, as I'd like to try dabbling in close-up photography.
So far, I haven't had too many opportunities to exercise the 5D. In fact, on the two occasions I did try to use it, I was told by security to put it away. I can't recall that ever happening before... Apparently, the larger camera attracts more attention, and I've since learned to pack the G10 as a backup. I was able to bring the 5D (along with the G10) on my recent trip to London and Copenhagen, and I'll be posting those photos soon.
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