My Canon EOS 5D MKII arrived last week - Haven't had the chance to use it, but hopefully will be able to over the next week or so. I've been doing lots of overtime at work and have been too tired to go out and play.
So the lenses I eventually decided on were the Canon 17-40mm F/4L USM [link] and the Canon 85mm F/1.8 USM [link] Fortunately for me the company I bought the lenses from messed up the order and sent me the Canon 85mm F1.2L II USM lens [link] , which is 5 times as expensive as the one I ordered. BONUS! Both lenses are pretty amazing from what ive seen of them so far, although they have just been snap shots around the house, the image clarity is unbelievable. So far I highly recommend the 'L' range from canon. Although VERY heavy, The 85mm 1.2 in particular is stunning - the sharpness of subject and background blur is quite amazing.
Im starting to think about the weight I'm gonna have to carry around with me when I leave on my trip in 8 weeks, and all lenses lenses dont help this, especially when I've decided to take my Sigma 10-20 along with me too. I know its not supposed to fit the Canon 5d MkII. with it being a full frame lens. I have noticed the amazing fish eye effect I get with it - it does create a pretty big black vignette around the edges of the photo but its looks pretty creative and cant bare to leave it it home, just incase i need it for something cool.
Name - Chris Manuel
Location - Newcastle
Work - Graphic Design & Photography
Tools - MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, Canon EOS 300D, Canon 5d MKII, Canon 85mm F/1.2: II USM, Canon 17-40mm F/4L USM, Sigma 10-20mm, Canon EF 18-55mm
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