Monday, 3 August 2009

The Canon 5D Mark II and a puppy

For one reason and another my blog has been woefully neglected over the last month or so. The same goes for my beloved 5D Mark II. The arrival of two eight week old Jack Russell puppies gave me an opportunity to give the new body a brief initial test drive. I coupled it to my 70-200mm f2.8 L IS lens and started to get to know this incredible feat of image capture technology.

Now these guys are clearly seriously cute but, squirming puppies make critical focus at wide apertures very tricky...

I love the way the 5D Mark II captures colour and detail. Although these images have been published using Lightroom and Photoshop, this was only in order to provide RAW conversion and cropping. Everything else is pretty much as-shot...

I did notice that my focus was very slightly off when the puppies were static. I have subsequently modified the micro-focus adjustment for this lens on my 5D Mk II body and it is now pin sharp every time.

All together now... AAAAHHHHHHH !!!!