I haven’t taken a lot of photos recently. Two weeks ago I photographed my first wedding – exhausting, slightly scary, but a whole lot of fun – and have vehemently been going through them all trying to make them perfect (which I have realised is essentially impossible, seeing as my idea of perfect changes each time I look at them!).
But the main reason is… I’m getting a new camera! I’ve had my second hand Canon 5D a year now, and it is the first high(er) end DSLR I’ve bought. I totally love it.
However, it is showing its age. It’s a bit of a dinosaur in terms of technological advances. The focusing system can sometimes let me down, especially when trying to focus on something little, plain, or dark. And as I need to use my photos for A4 magazines at 300dpi, sometimes 12.7 megapixels just doesn’t always cut it – when I need to crop, that is!
So, on 1st October when I receive my next pay cheque it will retire :) Well, only partially. It will stay as my back-up.
In its place I am planning to get a 5D mark iii, mainly for the superior focusing system and ISO handling. I was thinking of the 5D mark ii, though…. and now, I’ve just found out that Canon have announced that the 6D will be out in December!
Oh the choices!
I’d love to hear people’s opinions on the 5D range, and Mark ii vs mark iii :)
I can’t wait to give them a go and post up further thoughts and photos, especially with the autumn colours on their way… and in the meantime I’m letting my 5D age gracefully…
The one thing I get get to do was have a wander around Stowe landscape gardens, put Lightroom 4 through its paces and have a bit of fun with the clarity tool. I’ve always been a bit wary of it, and generally go for a more natural look with my photos, but used on the right things – especially highly textured things like wood and bricks, etc, and skies – it looks great.