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I Love It - Great Camera
on 23 June 2013
Wonderful, wonderful Camera.
I've had it just over a year now, I can be classed as an enthusiastic, but not proficient, amateur.
My previous camera was an EOS 40D and the move to a full frame camera was startling. It grabbed the shot so much more quickly, even in low light. I took one shot in a dim unlit log cabin where I couldn't see anything I was doing; I just managed to set it on idiot's green automatic setting and clicked away. I was amazed how usable the shots were.
One severe downside is the lack of auto focus when shooting video. You can grab the focus before starting the video but if the subject changes position the video goes out of focus. If the lens setting is on auto focus you can re-focus during the shoot but the exposure goes up then down as the camera tries to focus, making that part of the video unusable. The Mark 3 version of this camera does not have this restriction and auto focuses in the same way as compacts do.
The EF24-105L lens that comes with this camera is a perfect partner for this camera. The quality of the lens is excellent over its wide and useful range. This lens combined with the full frame sensor gives that extra magnification occasionally needed from a 105mm focal length. It does, however, suffer from both pin cushion and barrel distortion. Both of which can be easily corrected in software.
I only resent my son just a teeny little bit for buying the Mark 3 soon after I bought this, but this camera will be far greater than my ability for many years to come.