Waiting for 5D Mark II
It has been a hectic week again, hardly any time to shoot. I have sold my Canon EOS 40D body on Bangalore Photography Club Forum. I have booked my Canon EOS 5D Mark II from Camshot.in. I was told that 5D Mark II will be reaching India on 20th Dec. Hopefully I will be in the first batch of recipients.
Pixel-peepers from DPReview Forum have noticed that Canon EOS 5D Mark II pictures show clusters of black dots/edges on the right side of blown highlight areas. Numerous discussions are heating up at community forums; some reported artifacts are presented on raw data (not post-processing errors) and are more rampant in high ISO but appeared less on low iso shots, others, include a Canon tech response to the ill-effects are limited on long exposures with high ISO images, similar occurrences have been reported and fixed via firmware in previous models.
Frankly, it’s not an issue at alarming rate; of course, unless your works involve pixel-peeping beyond 200%. The tiny black dots on aren’t likely to affect the overall 21MP image. Thanks goodness the issue is said to be easily repaired. Personally I am not perturbed by these developments and not canceled my booking 😉 .
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