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A lot of sales hype to push this camera has turned out to be only Hype.
full frame sensor is the main feature that excels this body above the 10D
Ability to use wide angle lens full capacity is very helpful.
Extra bright and large viewing screen is very nice especially when checking for focus after the exposure.
Histogram showing both exposure and color balance is really nice.
Negatives: shutter noise is noticeably 3 times louder than the 10D. A critical disadvantage to wildlife photographers who need absolute quiet or wedding photographers who want to take some photos during the ceremony without being noticed. It sounds like my old Nikon F2AS.
Live view is basically useless. Auto focus in this mode might as well be non existent better to focus by hand. Do not rely on live view to check your focus. It's ok for checking composition or camera position with the grid lines but these errors are easily corrected in photoshop so its not critical to get it perfect just leave yourself enough room to crop and turn the image.
If you accidentally depress the focus button (af-on) when taking a photo it will lock you out and will not allow you to release the shutter. This button is placed right under your thumb and it's an easy mistake to make. Suddenly you camera doesn't work and you don't know why.
If you want to attach an external flash (not hot shoe) you will have a big hunk of rubber (the cover) flapping around while you shoot.
Auto focus has a mind of its own making the only reliable usable setting dead center. This is especially true with longer lens applications of 200mm and up.
simply focus your subject hold the shutter and then compose the shot.
Image sharpness drastically falls off when shooting in lower quality settings M1 M2 S1 S2
Only "Canon" batteries are allowed to communicate with the camera to show remaining battery life. Off market brands that cost 1/10th the price can be used in the camera but you have to guess how much battery life you have left.
Movie mode uses an unbelievable amount of memory and will fill a 1 gig card in just a few minutes of shooting time. Quality is no better than point and shoot cameras with video capability and auto focus just doesn't happen in video mode.
Count on extremely blurry video if you use this camera for that.
PRICE of this NON professional toy camera is extremely over the top.
Side by side photos with the 10D body and the 5D Mark II of the same subject blown up to 8x10 using the same lens, memory card, camera settings, lighting etc showed little detectable difference in sharpness, color quality and detail. While the 5D does produce a sharper image with greater detail in the shadows and fewer over exposed blowout images the difference could only be detected by the absolute purest.
All in all....the above being said I like the camera and even though I think it's overpriced Im going to keep it and work around the disadvantages and enjoy the full use of my wide angle lenses.
Im a photographer, I can use any camera and take a great shot.
Over priced, but then everyone is buying a SLR. A bit heavy than any camera I have owned. Special features, yes, but one will never know how to use them all !
At CA settings, pictures tends to come out a touch darker in exposure than average. On/off switch are in the wrong place. No flash, another disappointment !
The product seems good but there were some issues. 2.2x telepoho lens and UV filter are 72 mm but, main objective lens is 77mm so you can not use telephoto lens and UV filter with 24-105 objective lens. Moreover there was a hidden insurance fee 250$. When you phonecall, they ask you to pay it. it is not fair I think. They could tell it before you order.
On the other hand, the product seems very good. Shipping is on date.
I love my Canon 5D Mark II and it is a great camera, but some of the smaller items of the package deal were questionable. A good example of this is the addition of Zeikos products (which I found out are cheap substandard products). The package deal came with a CF card reader and I looked up the reviews on Amazon and found many people complaining that the reader wipes the card clean, so I took a few test photos and tried the reader and got the same result. The package came with a Zeikos tripod and after looking more professional tripods have realized it was not that great. If your buying a package deal make sure you ask who makes the items, and then look into those products. One other note - make sure you ask about potential upgrades to the package deal before actually making the deal. The dealer I used offered last minute upgrades to many items that substantially pushed up the cost of the package deal, and the result was that I am not sure if I got a good deal or not.
The Canon 5D mark ii is a great camera, and is full framed and takes a 21 mega pixel picture and is worth the money however if your buying a package deal make sure you know exactly what your getting into.