First Shoot with new Canon 5D Mark II camera

Just before Christmas 2008 I acquired the new Canon 5D Mark II camera together with the Canon 24-105mm f 4 L series USM lens. I'd been using the original Canon 5D for the previous 3 years and felt it was time for the upgrade. I believe the new Canon 5D Mark II is a fantastic camera and, while it won't be at the cutting edge in 2 years time, its 21.1MP full frame CMOS sensor, high definition (HD) Video capabilities, Live View, 14 bit color, DIGIC 4 image processor, improved quality 3" LCD display, excellent high ISO noise performance and Sensor Cleaning made it well worth the price.

The following images were all made on Christmas Day at my parent's home in Hamilton, a small town of around 8,000 people located in the state of Victoria, Australia. We'd just got back from Christmas lunch and had said goodbye to my eldest Brother, his wife and youngest daughter. Suddenly I felt the need to make some pictures before the rest of us that had been able to make the trip back home had to head off to satisfy the needs of the other half's family. So, within about 5 minutes I had made some pics out on the front nature strip, a few of which are included here as examples from my very first shoot with the new Canon 5D Mark II camera.

Glenn Guy