Canon 5D Mark II boxing images....

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  1. Bristol Pete

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    Boxing with the 5D2 then.

    Simply a delight. I will get that straight out there as perhaps people were expecting me to harp on about how good the D3 was. Well, yes, it was but I found the continual mode slow on Nikon cameras when shooting boxing and testament to that was the sheer speed at which the mark 2 and the 50mm L lens twitched when in servo mode. Naturally I could only work at three frames per second and I kinda know boxing so I still caught some decent stuff. Best of all I put the 17-40 on and went wide for some new slants and dynamic shots of local stuff. Really liking what I got and very, very pleased with the ISO performance of the camera. All of tonight's work was processed in DPP and then cropped in CS4. White balance issues reared up, again due to the MHz of lighting and camera speed, so I applied white points to the nearest thing in the shot, or the brightest point. All images shot at 6400 ISO which is nice. And, if a 5d2 can do this, despite the internet crawling with issues and threads about poor AF, then what will the Mark 4 be capable of. These are the best boxing shots I have nailed since I had Mark 2 cameras. Anyway a camera is a camera and I might yet get or go back to a D700.

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  2. onefivenine

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    Wow, great stuff. Who needs 9 or 10 fps anyway, when you have the timing/moment sussed you will clearly get the most out of the 5d2. Glad to see it's delivering the goods for you. :thumbsup:
     
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    The camera clearly does the job in the right hands. Number 9 is testament to that! Great set Pete.

    Why the possible switch to a D700? You know you'll want a D4/1D4 soon enough anyway...! ;)
     
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    3. 5 and 9 are stand outs for me.

    Anyone who says the 5d II can't do boxing would be rather embaressed if they saw these I think. The camera clearly isn't the limitation.
     
  5. Bristol Pete

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    Thanks all. As a camera there is no doubt on what it can do. The tones and color are stunning, handling a dream and given its status AF is excellent. However, only when you start using it in situations like this do you start to think about the D3/D700 comparison threads regarding abject lack of focus points, shutter drag and things like that. I think as a photographer who is always keen to shoot new ways, rather than put the kit down and sulk, I try new things and buying the 17-40 was solely for things like this.

    The question now is will the new Nikon 50mm 1.4 AF-S work as well as Canon L as I knew/know that the Nikkor primes simply were not good enough for boxing and testament to the Nikon bodies being that much better than or perhaps newer tech than the glass.

    Thanks all.

    Pete.
     
  6. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    These are cracking. I'm with Ally but I'd add 8 as well. Your wide shots really add a different slant to it all but you get a superb reportage feel to all of them. TOP.
     
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    Nice pics :thumbsup:

    I don't get the whingeing about focus either. I agree the camera is not ideal for fast sports, yet you have shown that it is perfectly capable :smashin:

    I've found the 5Dii is in fact very accurate at focusing, and very quick. Much better than my 40D in fact.
     
  8. tonkie

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    #3 for me, can nearly feel the spray
     
  9. Paulie-W

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    Really like the spray #3 and perspective in #8

    Those overhead light must have been a real PITA The spray bottle in #3 looks like some magic potion.

    Super set :smashin:
     
  10. dazza74

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    like them all but #5 is my favourite great composition. Given a choice this would be the camera I'd own.
     
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    What else can I say but another great set.:thumbsup:
     
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    Fantastic set..You are simply a testimony to the fact that kit is kit .. in the hand sof the right tog.. images like this will happpen!
     

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