Canon 550D and 5D

canon 5DMkII 85mm f1.8 lens

canon 5DMkII 85mm f1.8 lens

Above - A Nikon 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens fitted onto a 550D with me attempting to focus the lens while using the 7x magnification movie crop mode.

A day shooting with the 550D shooting video and stills (Being edited - coming soon) and 5D shooting stills, which was my attempt to re-bond with the camera. This was partially successful as after shooting with Leica and m4/3 for so long it did feel heavy. Particularly when climbing up an extremely muddy slope, and climbing down again due to the path disintegrating into a full-blown bog.

I used the camera on ISO400 for most of the day, which seems to give better results than ISO100, which I've always found slightly disappointing. Certainly noise etc. is non-existent at ISO400 and using it at the lower settings yields no particular advantage.

This was shot with a 28mm f1.8 lens

canon 5DMkII 28mm f1.8 lens

Three shot with an 85mm f1.8 lens.

canon 5DMkII 85mm f1.8 lens

canon 5DMkII 85mm f1.8 lens

canon 5DMkII 85mm f1.8 lens

Finally a few shot with a Nikon Manual focus 135mm f2.8 lens, which you can see fitted to the 550D at the top of the page. We were testing this lens for video as a 216mm f2.8 (35mm equivalent) and I decided to give it a try on the 5D. Very sharp results. Currently this is the longest lens that I have for the 5D.

canon 5DMkII nikon 135mm f2.8

canon 5DMkII nikon 135mm f2.8

canon 5DMkII nikon 135mm f2.8

Below my personal favourite from the day - again taken with the Nikon 135mm.

canon 5DMkII nikon 135mm f2.8

Overall an enjoyable and useful day, though I was in bed asleep by 9:30PM!!

Words - D
Images - B & D