Canon EOS 5D Mark II – First Shots

I'd posted the other day about heading out with my Labrador to head to the canals for a swim (for him). I brought my 5D Mark II along with my EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS to see how the new body would perform. A surprise appearance by a Great Egret gave me a chance to check out the AF performance. Now it was flying from left to right (rather than the more difficult – towards me) and I'd already set to center point for the autofocus – AI Servo – but even the first shot was tack sharp.

As always – click to enlarge the photos (with full EXIF).

Enjoy and thanks for reading!





Fullest Full Moon – A quick post…

Tonight was the largest the full moon will appear to us this year – the full moon closest to the Earth in its orbit, that is.  There was some haze on the horizon and some low thin clouds in the way as well, but here are a few shots from tonight… Started w/ just the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS; then added the 2x TC; then added the 1.4x as well for the last shot.  The second to last shot was with my EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS – a self portrait of sorts. As always – click to enlarge. Thanks for reading!

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Canon EOS 50D – ISO 100 Photos

Okay – so I've posted a few low light shots from my velodrome work in my 1370 post, but I'd not had the opportunity to shoot a daytime event to that point. So here are some shots from a Fall series race a few weeks ago. All shots were taken at ISO 100 with the Canon EOS 50D using the 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L lens. I've left full EXIF on the enlarged photos, tho I'm not sure if Typepad will keep that data in place after upload. You can click to enlarge the images.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!

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