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Palm Tree and Puffy Clouds

Palm Tree and Puffy Clouds - Canon 5D Mark II with 16-35 2.8L @ 23mm, 1/200 at f/9.0 ISO 100

After months of deliberation and planning, I’ve finally upgraded to a 5D Mark II. I’m hoping this new camera will help take my photography to the next level. The resolution is more than double that of my 40d (21.1 megapixels vs 10.1) and I have long been looking forward having a full 35mm sized sensor. Moving from an APS-C sized sensor in the 40d to full frame means that my 10-22mm lens will no longer work, as this lens physically not fit in front of the larger mirror box. For the ultra-wide focal range I have decided to replace the 10-22 with the 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens. This is a nearly identical field of view range but for the larger sensor and at a constant 2.8 aperture. The above image, a quick snapshot on my way to work, was taken with the new combo. When I downloaded the morning’s images I was stunned to see the sharpness in the palm tree. Below are 100% crops from the raw image. There’s a little bit of processing in Lightroom (default sharpness is used). This is a tremendous improvement on image detail, and I’m really looking forward to using this new tool in the field.

100% crop near the center of the Palm image

100% crop near the center of the Palm image

100% crop from the top of the Palm image

100% crop from the top of the Palm image

100% crop of the bottom trunk in the Palm image

100% crop of the bottom trunk in the Palm image

I have many more updates planned. I can’t wait to go out and shoot with the new gear!

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