Performance 5D2 and 24-105mm/4.5 L

Started May 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Performance 5D2 and 24-105mm/4.5 L

HarryLally wrote:

Yes, I was surprised how contrasty it was on the 5DII. I'd previously been using the 17-40 f4L with the camera and the combination worked well. I think the sensor in the 5DII is very contrasty and when used with a really contrasty lens like the 35 f1.4L, the shots turn out rather biting and 'gritty' which is great for PJ work but not for portraits or groups. especially of older people!


Yes, I think you may be right, I've only had the 5D2 for a short while and it does seem to have quite a fierce tone curve, it's taking a bit of getting used to but I like the results.

PS. Like the shots of Oradour-sur-Glane on your Flickr site. B&W suits the situation well. I've taken quite a few of my family and friends there over the years. Surprising how few people seem to know about it.

Thanks Michael, it was pretty busy when I was there and it was a struggle to get the shots I wanted, I had to be quick. A very sad and sombre place but well worth a visit.

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