Just Picked up a 5d Mark II in Okinawa, Japan

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Just Picked up a 5d Mark II in Okinawa, Japan
Nov 28, 2008

I just purchased the EOS 5d Mark II in Okinawa, Japan for 268,000 yen. With the current yen rate that's about 2,850 USD. Well worth it I think. We had the old 5d and sold it on FredMiranda.com a few months ago while shooting exclusively with the 1d Mark IIII. We really missed having a full frame camera so happy to have this new 5D.

We pre-ordered on Amazon.com and at the local Kitamura camera store. They received three in stock and we were the first to pick up. I guess we bought the first 5d Mark II on the island. Canceled my Amazon.com pre-order right after so I guess that is one more available to buyers stateside.

First impressions:

1. Feels solid, though no 1 series.
2. Shutter makes a sound unique from the original or the 1 series.
3. Auto-focus seems better than original in very limited testing.
4. Beautiful, bright view-finder.
5. Feels like a lightweight after months of using only the 1D Mark III.
6. High ISO thus far living up to the hype.
7. Beautiful display.

Glad we made this purchase and my wife is looking forward to using it on her next paid portrait shoot.

Craig
Okinawa, Japan

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