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Image parameters (contd.)

Sharpness

The sharpness setting of zero appears to mean 'apply no sharpening at all', hence the image that is captured is soft due to the anti aliasing filter. The default setting for Standard Picture Style is 3, and for Landscape, 4. These two settings are a good middle ground between too soft and sharpening halos, which are highly visible at the highest setting of 7, and in general one of these middle settings (3, 4, or 5) will give the best-balanced results for most purposes. You also have to remember that these are 100% crops viewed on screen, and considering the high resolution of the 5D Mark II, even moderate sharpening levels can produce sharp prints up to moderate sizes, or for viewing on screen.

Sharpness: 0 (Default for Neutral and Faithful Picture Styles)
Sharpness: 1
Sharpness: 2 (Portrait default)
Sharpness: 3 (Standard and Monochrome default)
Sharpness: 4 (Landscape default)
Sharpness: 5
Sharpness: 6
Sharpness: 7
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BobFoster

I work in Nyc as a fashion photographer and I have to say the the 5d series are the most used cameras out side of medium format cameras .Ive been shooting with the mark 3 for over a year after shooting with the mark 2 for 2 years great both great cameras. You can see the shots I've taken with it for my work on my website www.brianschutzaphotography.com hope it helps!! also note I only shoot RAW format.

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EcoPix

Was it really 2009? I'm still in the first flush of my love affair with this camera. And I'm still fathoming the depths of its capability. Okay, she's got a lot of paint missing these days, but the images are still magic. Whenever I use another camera, I sigh and wonder why I didn't use the 5D2.
A brief history of photography:

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5D Mark 2...

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reanim888

As I know when the original 5D debuted three years ago, it wasn't clear why most enthusiasts would want such a camera. Though it captured excellent, high resolution images, it was slower and bigger and more expensive. Today the market has changed significantly, and it's clear that the market is ready for full-frame digital SLRs that can turn out high image quality. High quality is one thing, but being a camera that can deliver high quality over a wide range of lighting conditions and different ISO settings is what makes the Canon 5D Mark II such a compelling choice, and a clear Dave's Picks.
It's really very very good.

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