The New Camera

So the first real impressions of the Canon D1 Mark II are thus far unbelievably fantastic. The Images are crisp and sharp the amount of detail in all areas of the photo is unbelievable. When you open the files you can immediately see the improvement over 10D’s photos. There is an understandable improvement over a 10D shot because of the new and larger sensor but this was a far bigger improvement then I had anticipated. The sharpness of some of these shots is incredible & it is even apparent with my crappatty crap 28-80 lens. (The Lens that has almost gone out the window a few times) photos seem to be crazy sharp regardless of the lens or the type of shot (as long as they are in focus of course). The five or six different colour profiles that the camera has are wonderful as well. It has, in addition to the different standard colour profiles, (sRGB and Adobe RGB etc…) a couple of different high saturation profiles that bring out the colours so they are bright and vibrant like I was using slide film. The viewfinder is so much bigger and brighter then any other camera that I have used (Much like the 1Ds I hear) and the smaller 0.3X multiplier is an unbelievable difference as compared to the 10D.
The higher ISO’s are clear and fairly useable, they are still crazy grainy when you get up to 3200, but the ISO’s around 400 and 800 seam to be very nice and for the most part grain free. The grain that does exist looks more like film grain then the easily recognizable digital grain. It is all and a all a fantastic camera. I am very very very pleased.

Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Shutter Speed – 1/50
Aperture – 5.6
ISO Speed – 400
Lens – 28.0 – 80.0 mm
Focal Length – 69.0 mm


Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Shutter Speed – 1/80
Aperture – 5.6
ISO Speed – 400
Lens – 28.0 – 80.0 mm
Focal Length – 66.0 mm