Mark II


I wasn't going to be quite as obvious, but well...

View all photos taken: Friday, 20th February 2009, This photo: 6:53pm


  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    OH wow, congrats Dave!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Nic :) Just in time for the weekend too ;-)
  • accesser said:
    Nice :-) Full frame low light goodness drool, So you think you will be ok without that second kidney ?
    Cant wait to see what you do with it.
    Would love to see something if you have the time one day that shows a shot comparing the full frame 5D shot to a 1.6crop of your previous body.
  • looby88 said:
    so you been and spent muchos dosh then, or did you jump someone !!
    I thought you did a great job anyway with your old camera!
  • teejaybee said:
  • InterfacePublications said:
    Well done, but mine doesn't have the II on it. Does that make it inferior?
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm renting the children out for medical research ;-)
    Yeah, I reckon I can line up a few test shots like that.
    Aye, much money spent, but the prices are going up next month, so we've theoretically saved money ;-)
    Ah, see, that's a suitable response ;-)
    Not at all Rob, just different ;-) Actually the original 5D is still an excellent camera (you just can't get them new anymore).
  • Grauniad2 said:
    I was also wondering: if you could take such great photos with your old camera, why the need for an even better camera? I'll be interested to see the difference.
  • accesser said:
    Ha ha did you get it from a shop front or online ? I'll get one soon but for now I need to save. Yeah if you get the time I'd love to see a shot that's composed the same with a full frame and a crop camera to show the difference
  • looby88 said:
    I think you are just going to love the layout, the menu, and the photos it takes, does your significant other realize the need for L lenses now !! Ha ha.
    It'll take forever to load up your photos , unless you shoot in small size, still, there you go !! : D
  • Xenedis said:
    I'm shocked! Welcome to digital 135-format. :-)
    This is very exciting.
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    ahh i wanna grab it now and try my 17-40mm... congrats david.
  • David de Groot said:
    Purely noise levels. The 400D is a very noisy camera in comparison (image noise not sound noise), which makes getting stuff accepted at stock agencies difficult.
    26.5Mb RAW images - definitely going to chew through the storage... Loving the "My Menu" already - easy access to mirror lockup at last!
    Indeed :)
    Well how about you give me your 17-40 and I'll test it thoroughly ;-)
  • frednaut said:
    DAVID!!! Nice camera....model may need additional photoshopping :)
    Have fun - imagine the storage from that 900 shot panorama you're planning (ok I may be exaggerating but you do like to push these things)
    Am jealous!
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    haha... i'll bring it the next meet up david.
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe, it definitely shows a lot of detail at full res. Geoff.
  • accesser said:
    I have a 17-40 too mines better lol lol
    Have a lot of fun with this David it will be so nice for wide shots and low light stuff, Your only one model away from a 1D let me know when you upgrade I'll take the 5D off your hands.
  • David de Groot said:
    Not interested in the 1D, but the 1Ds is another story - can't justify that sort of cost though.
  • accesser said:
    They have some second hand 1D mark 2's for sales in teds ATM I forgot to see what model it is I think there is a N model of the mark 2's I want better low light than the 40D can do but I don't want to loose the shutter speed so if a rob a bank its a 1D otherwise a 5D2 + my 40D
  • Xenedis said:
    If you think buying a new camera is the end of the line, you're dreaming.
    Next you'll want a bag of fast primes. :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I'd heard about them, but it's a 1Ds or nothing for me, I've had enough of cropped sensors.
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    ah well - if you HAVE to buy a digital imaging device, then this is the one to get.
    congrats dave
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm terrible with film - still got two rolls of b&w on my desk that need developing, and three film SLRs with various rolls of colour film in them than need finishing.
    Did you see Canon have announced a 17mm Tilt Shift lens ?
  • Pseudotropheus said:
    Congratulations on the new body Dave! Very exciting :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Drew :) Yep, very exciting indeed.
    Hopefully I can get a reprieve from the universal law of new camera purchases (that being that the following day shall be rainy), and manage to get out tomorrow to test it.
  • Xenedis said:
    Greg: You mean a digital Hassie or Phase One isn't the go? I'm quite sure the Minister of Finance wouldn't release the five-figure funding for one of those, though!
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Great stuff David, sticking to Canon. (They tell me there are others??)
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah well the cost to go Nikon would have been enormous, besides, I know my way around Canon kit quite well. ;-)
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Oh wow! Congrats Dave!! Tis the season of new things 'ey :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed! Congrats on your lens, it's truly a workhorse.
  • looby88 said:
    shouldnt you be tucked up in bed by now - or are you just too excited to sleep !!! May as well stay up and shoot the dawn !!
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Hahaha nice purchase Dave!
    When I get a few more L lenses (well, a L series lens), I shall make the jump...hehe
  • picsbymac said:
    And you'll be showing off the new back-up body next? ; )
  • David de Groot said:
    Off to bed now actually. :P
    Looks like the dawn will be wet and miserable so no point staying up for it.
    Thanks Matt. Planning on adding more L's to the lineup too.
    hehehe, that's the 400D now.
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    @Xenedis - well - you know it's a matter of return for your money. if i had the money to buy a digital hassy i'd sooner spend it all on a 20x24 ultra large format camera and lots of film for it.
    as it is - i have a new 8x10 to feed....
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Looking forward to seeing your full-frame shots. Hope you've got plenty of storage space worked out, and just think how long those big panoramas are going to take to stitch now! :p
    I'd definitely like a play with a 5D MK II and the new 17mm TS-E lens. Hmmmm.
  • yinyang said:
    aarrrrgh my eyes, my eyes, they're burning....! lol!!
    so when do you get the 50mm f/1.2 ;-)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    you lucky .... chappy ;o)
  • Mr Magoo ICU said:
    Congratulations David, a very nice piece of gear.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I'm drooling over the 17mm TS-E too. But I don't think we'll see any of those in Australia until late this year or early next year.
    hahaha, as for the 50/1.2L, it's on the wish list, but won't be for quite some time. Other needs first.
    How very English of you David ;-) (In Australia we'd have used a different word at the end)
    Thanks Magoo. I notice that the Universal Law of Camera Kit Purchases has come into effect, in that it's cloudy outside and threatening rain. Mind you, the day is very young...
  • Warwick (wazzam) said:
    Congrats Dave. I look forward to seeing great things from you.
  • Out_and_About said:
    Congratulations!! How very exciting!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Warwick - now if only the weather would play ball...
    Yep! Very exciting indeed :)
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    rainy days are made for shopping for lenses dave....
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Congrats Mate! bring it ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    True - shame the one I am after is out of stock in most Brisbane outlets and a titch higher than I want to pay for it too.
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  • -Gadabout- said:
    lol at those tags :P
  • David de Groot said:
    Hey, someone added a new one :P
  • looby88 said:
    Excellent tags !!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    And here I thought you added that one :P
  • chooks! said:
    Good Luck with your new camera David you will be getting some awesome shots.Happy Snapping !:)
  • -Bennie- said:
    wow Dave.. nice work mate! as you know, i've been loving mine for the past two months!
    it's such a BIG step up from the 400D mate! as your now quite aware! hehehe!
    and mate... there's nothing wrong with gloating... it's an awesome piece of equipment and you as the photographer is going to do it justice! :-)
    enjoy my friend!
  • Scott Leach said:
    Looks a bit cheap and plasticky. :P :P :P
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Tim :) The main advantage is the shots are soooo clean, well that and the full frame field of view. :)
    Thanks Bennie. It's partly your fault of course, those amazingly clean high-iso shots you put up sealed the deal.
    You're right it is a big step up, but there's no point taking baby steps ;-)
    hehe, well I assure you it weighs sufficiently much to prove otherwise ;-)
  • CAUT said:
    What a wonderful toy, please enjoy it as much as you can!