Pictured above is the reason that I am now back on the scone diet that allowed me to produce ‘How About It‘ with Chris Arnison. I’ve taken a heavy hit to ensure that the quality of my work increases and to keep up with my clients ever increasing demands. My hands are now slowly getting used to the shape of a canon 5DMKII body and its interface. First impressions are amazing. The body fits very well in my hands, (even the texture of the plastic feels good) the interface seems a lot more simple to operate in comparison with Nikon, full frame is mind blowing with picture quality that would satisfy even the most anal retentive digital photographer.
Alot of people have been asking me why I jumped ship. Basically this camera fits my work almost perfectly, for both photography and video. It uses a full frame sensor ( Highest quality, and allows the the widest view available on DSLRS ) and also records 1080 HD video. Shooting HD video through the lenses that I have bought produces similar results to cameras such as the RED camera, particularly in low light. I will have to build up a few accessories around the camera to make it easier to use in the video field, but it still comes in at a fraction of the price of its competitors. I will be using the 5DMkII in combination with my Panasonic HVX200 to shoot projects such as the 2010 season of Winter of Wells. The only downside is that it lacks a fast frame rate, I will have to invest in another body for this purpose in the future.
I’ve had a little bit of time to bring the camera around with me to take some test shots. I’m still feeling rather clumsy as my hands are not used to the dials! Some serious shoots will go down soon and will most likely be posted on the web. For now here’s some snap shots of its photographic capabilities. The RAW files of these image weigh in at a hefty 21meg, enough to slow down my Macbook!
This is a shot of myself and my father on the 15mm 2.8 fish. My father ( Tim Pierce Senior ) took great pleasure in watching me unpack my new toys. He has taken up photography as a serious hobby in his retirement. You can check out his work here – http://timpierceimages.com/