"Simply... Superb!"5.0 starson by ppolgar
Pros: Image Quality!
Cons: For the price... none!
Summary: I recently purchased the Canon 5D Mark 2 kit, which includes the 24-105 L f/4 lens. In terms of build quality, the new 5D is a definite improvement over the previous model. The finish is less prone to minor scuffs and nicks. The level of detail and overall image quality from this 21 mega-pixel camera system at base ISO settings is quite simply? superb. The best that I have personally seen thus far when pixel peeping. Considering the pixel density, the low noise factor is also amazing producing usable prints even up to 6400. Canon managed to pull off a piece of engineering marvel with this newly developed sensor and the Digic 4 processor. The ?black pixel? issue has never reared it ugly head and I even tried on numerous occasions to create this phenomena. But as usual, based on several blogs and websites, there are many who are already jumping all over this camera system because of the so-called ?black pixel?. If it even does occur, you would have to print billboard size images to even notice this problem. I have been shooting professionally now for over 25 years. I happen to shoot both Canon and Nikon. Like all systems, both have their strengths and weaknesses. However, in recent years, I have read an incredible amount of camera bashing that is beyond ridiculous. I?m convinced that many of these self proclaimed experts are not even photographers and if they are, I suspect that they are simply point and shooters who have too much time on their hands. Camera equipment for the most part, is simply a tool. For you self-proclaimed experts, check out the dpchallenge website. Some of the finest and award winning photos were done with either a Nikon D70 or a Canon Rebel. It still comes down to the skilled individual in the art of both photography and post processing capabilities. However, the new 5D will expand one?s creativeness and will produce beautiful color rich, highly detailed prints even beyond 30 inches. Personally, I highly recommend the Canon 5D Mark 2. It represents a tremendous value considering the 5D Mark 2?s attributes. Happy shooting!