I got the Canon D5 Mark II and being a full frame DSLR it's a step up from my D40. I've tended to be a point and shoot sort of guy so I need to experiment and learn how to do the manual thing now. At $2300, it is an extravagance for an amateur such as myself but I've been watching the prices at duty free shops around the world and I figure I got a decent enough deal in the end. As you can see I couldn't wait to get out of the lift in my building before snapping away.
What follows are my first attempts at using this new piece of kit. I had to bin quite a few but I guess I'll improve eventually through trial and error. What's immediately evident is how sensitive the processor is in low light. The camera doesn't come with a built in flash, and it doesn't need it. I'm amazed at the detail that pops out in gloomy conditions and the usual noise at a high ISO setting is absent. This allows pictures in a smokey temple for instance, to be more reflective of the naked eye. Flash tends to wash things out so this is a nice new thing for me and (I keep telling myself) worth the money alone.Colours also pop out a bit more vibrantly, though the haze of the day conspired to dull everything down.
Apart from the pictures, yesterday's excitement was provided by a glancing smack in the head by a bus mirror. I didn't think much of it at the time as it didn't really hurt and the bus was just inching along. Later however, the whites of my eyes had turned red and I'm ashamed to say I went into mini panic mode.
Suffice to say after a trip to the hospital and doc's I've been given the all clear.
The whites of my eyes are returning as quickly as they departed and I feel a tad foolish.
I'm in the Middle East this week and hope my camera skills can cope with the harsh light of the sun in Qatar.