Earlier this month was my wife’s birthday and me as a good husband I went, very early in the morning, to buy a cake and candles. So by the time she woke up I had everything under control, including my camera Canon 5D MKII. And from the images above you can see that it all went alright.
Now why I’m involving my own camera in this story? Well first of all because I’m a photographer and secondly because this camera is awesome in shooting on high ISO settings and capturing even the lowest intense light. The Canon 5D MKII do all of this while maintaining some superb quality of the photographs created under such low light conditions, which in other hand helps to preserve the natural look of the scenes we photograph without the need to add flash, which in many cases will break the whole natural mood and feel of the scene.
Previously I had the chance to play with Canon 7D, doing some video shooting with it, which is also very good camera, but to be honest, nothing compare to 5D MKII or III. My use of Canon 5DMKII is mainly for commercial photography. For my wedding photography I still use two of the old 5D’s. Now the reason why I’m using the old 5D is because the file sizes are smaller and the auto focus system is much faster. I always was reading about the slow autofocus response of the 5DMKII but never had the chance to experience in situation such as weddings where you need to be quite fast in what you are doing. So on one of my latest wedding I need to use my Canon 5DMKII and for real I had some issues when the first dance started and the dj’s dim the lights, it was almost impossible to focus on my objects, despite saying this I was amaze for the colours and image quality I was getting under the same dim light conditions.
Any way there are so many pages out on the wide web talking about technical specifications and reviews about this camera, I just wanted to say that I’m so happy that this new class of cameras exists and allowed us to take images that are closer to the traditional painted pictures.
The settings of the images I took that morning was:
- Body: Canon 5DMKII
- Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
- Exposure: 1/320 sec; f/2.0; ISO 1250.