Michael Elliott - Back in Action!

Today I bought the Canon 5D Mark II. So finally able to get back to shooting. Ugh its been rough mentally without a camera these past several weeks. Big thx to all for Fav'ing two of my fisheye cityscape shots into this weeks Top 10 (taken with a Mark II rental). That sealed the deal for me :-)
Woo hoo! Congrats!
posted October 19th, 2012  
Congratulations on your new purchase - one fine camera for one fine photographer. As my grandmother use to say, use it well!
posted October 19th, 2012  
*drool
posted October 19th, 2012  
@soboy5 - haha my mother always says that!
posted October 19th, 2012  
I didn't know you were into camera porn, lol. Congrats
posted October 19th, 2012  
Yippee! Another convert ;-) What lens is that?
posted October 19th, 2012  
Nice! It's in good hands :-)
posted October 19th, 2012  
Wow...love it!
posted October 19th, 2012  
High 5 !!!!!
posted October 19th, 2012  
@aspada - its the EF zoom 24-105 mm. I had it with the rental and found it extremely versatile (though the fisheye got all the attention). Rain finally stopped here, wife out to dinner with her BFF, so I'm hitting the streets as soon as I get of the the office.
posted October 19th, 2012  
Ira
Yay! :D
posted October 19th, 2012  
Congrats, Michael! That's a fantastic thing to do! :) So, you changed Nikon with Canon, what made you do that? I like this 5D II, it's perfect for going on another level and doing something beyond the hobby! :)
posted October 19th, 2012  
Congrats!!!! Beautiful!
posted October 19th, 2012  
Congrats!
posted October 19th, 2012  
Congrats on the camera! One last iPhone shot!
posted October 19th, 2012  
Congrats! This is one lucky camera :) And it will bring so much joy for both you and us :)
posted October 19th, 2012  
@michaelelliott Yeah, that lens is great. Love the color and clarity it can give. The fisheye gets remarks because it's new as looks go but after a while it could get tiring I think. You made a great choice. Have fun christening the new toy this evening :) Did you get the Black Rapid? Also Kata backpacks are great.
posted October 19th, 2012  
Congratulations Michael! I can't wait to get my hands on one of those too!
posted October 19th, 2012  
@aspada - Black Rapid is cool. I ran to B&H at lunch it it was super crowded as always so only had time to get camera but will go back for bag. In meantime using my Nikon bag. But sling is key as this camera is bigger and lens as some weight.
posted October 19th, 2012  
@michaelelliott Hahaha... You think THAT lens is heavy! Just wait...
posted October 19th, 2012  
@velina - I loved my Nikon but have been wanting to step up to a full frame. Nikon's new 600 is excellent overall, but also heard some so-so things being new and all, though great price for a FF. Nikon 800 was getting super expensive. So had heard many wonderful things about the Mark II and my photo friends swear by Canon they way people love Apple. So I rented the Mark II and loved it. So versatile and handled easy.
posted October 19th, 2012  
@aspada - I know I know :)
posted October 19th, 2012  
Congratulations - can't wait to see all your pictures :) Did you get the fish-eye lens too? You did some amazing work with that.
posted October 19th, 2012  
I want that lens!!!! Congratulations on your new purchase ....fun times ahead!
posted October 19th, 2012  
Ps just looked at the price...a little saving up I think!!!!!
posted October 19th, 2012  
@happypat - Thx very much Pat. Yes full frame cameras are ridiculously expensive. In compariosn to many others, the Mark II is actually pretty good price wise.
posted October 19th, 2012  
Great looking camera Michael! I have enjoyed your photographs taken with the Nikon. Now I look forward to seeing what how the Canon performs.
posted October 19th, 2012  
So Canon won you over ... I can't blame you, ME> Fantastic camera and lens that you got yourself there. And I believe that Canon has much better customer service these days.
posted October 19th, 2012  
ME ... have to ask you this. I've been looking at the Nikon D600. You mentioned that there were "so-so" things about it. Would you mind telling me what they are ... I really need in informed opinion. I am thinking strongly of changing to a Canon (but not one as $$$ as yours!) Thanks for any help that you can give to me, Michael. :)
posted October 20th, 2012  
Good for you! Looking forward to more great photos with the new camera!
posted October 20th, 2012  
That will be my next camera and lens. Waiting for the 7D to stop working first! ;-)
posted October 20th, 2012  
Wow, very cool. Now I want a new camera. :)
posted October 20th, 2012  
Congratulations on your new purchase, I know you are going to enjoy it.
posted October 20th, 2012  
Nice new camera.....I was in your backyard yesterday :)

One day I'll shoot you a message and we'll hook up in the City. Posted 3 from my trip to Dumbo
posted October 20th, 2012  
@karenann - Yes sure. I was very interested in it and it got some great reviews. But some photographers have said it doesnt have the handling feel like a full frame camerabecause of the body type. Also @cameronknowlton had trouble with oil spots and he wrote up a very detailed discuss page review of his own indicating some issues. Perhaps Nikon just needs to get past the break in phase. And then some others have said it totally great. The Nikon 800 looks awesome but mega-bucks expensive. The Mark II just seemed right for me.
posted October 20th, 2012  
They're both fantastic cameras, @karenann... I'm on my 2nd Nikon D600 body, fingers crossed. One thing I learned: I can't go back to my D90. The burn in concept is entirely possible. Fingers crossed for all Nikon D600 and D800 users.
posted October 20th, 2012  
My son just bought the Mark III and loves it.
posted October 20th, 2012  
@michaelelliott Thanks so much, Michael. That's what I thought. I was one of the unfortunate ones who got the D7000 with "oil spots." And I have only had it for five months. It's a huge issue with this particular model. And then I read it about the D600 too. So .... I guess that I'm going to Canon. Can't tell you how much I appreciate your quick reply and affirmation.
posted October 20th, 2012  
Awww, ain't she a thing of beauty! Fave!
posted October 20th, 2012  
@grizzlysghost - haha thx very much. Feel like a kid at christmas!
posted October 20th, 2012  
@kjarn - Wow Mark III is awesome. Read/hear it has some amazing enhanced video capabilities.
posted October 20th, 2012  
@noaceyet - Wow Dumbo is my "go-to" place for shots. Always something great to shoot there. Sure let me know.
posted October 20th, 2012  
Amazing looking piece of kit, you sound just like how I feel when I un-box a new camera. Enjoy.
posted October 20th, 2012  
I've been without one too! For nearly 4 weeks! Murder! But I got a little Cyber Shot DSC H20 so I was out today too! Fun!
posted October 20th, 2012  
Congrats on your new purchase, Michael. I look forward to lots of beautiful photos. Enjoy your new camera, well deserved.
posted October 20th, 2012  
Congratulations, Michael! Enjoy your weekend with your new camera!
posted October 20th, 2012  
@cameronknowlton Thanks, Cameron! I am going through the "oil spots" issue on my D7000 ... the D600 is on order for me, but I think that I'll cancel and see what else is out there. BTW, I do love the 7000 (just got it recently) but can't trust it anymore. Thanks again.
posted October 20th, 2012  
Nat
WOOHOO!!! So glad to see that you're back in action ME.
posted October 20th, 2012  
You finally upgraded :P

I can't decide between the 6D and the 5Dmkii or just go mad and get the mkiii :D
posted October 20th, 2012  
Congratulations on your new purchase...I'm sure you will take some amazing shots with this camera!!!
posted October 20th, 2012  
looks like a beauty. enjoy!
posted October 20th, 2012  
That is on my wish list and more probably than not will stay there. great buy and hope to see more great shot coming out of it.
posted October 20th, 2012  
Ahhhh congrats!!! I want this tooo!! Haha, hope you enjoy it :D
posted October 20th, 2012  
Oooooo, deeply envious! Hope you have loads of fun - I'm sure you will.
posted October 20th, 2012  
Bravo! And congratulations!
posted October 21st, 2012  
Welcome to Canon! :-) You definitely started with a GREAT camera. Congrats. btw I've called Canon customer service often and they will walk me through anything. They are fantastic at the service thing
posted October 21st, 2012  
congrats on the new camera, I would love one of these... someday
posted October 21st, 2012  
Shiny new toy :) Have fun :)
posted October 21st, 2012  
Nice one. COngrats. Jealous
posted October 21st, 2012  
Congrats on your new camera, Michael. Your baby looks very sexy. Looking forward to more of your breathtaking shots.
posted October 21st, 2012  
Congrats on the new toy. Should be a ton of fun learning what it can do. Can't wait to see what you create.
posted October 22nd, 2012  
A beauty!
posted October 22nd, 2012  
Congrats on the new camera. Enjoy! Can't wait to see the results.
posted October 24th, 2012  
Oooohh jealous!! Good for you.
posted October 24th, 2012  
Lyn
OHHHH! Camera envy. . .glad I looked back a few days! congratulations. . .
posted October 24th, 2012  
It's so sexy! Congrats, Michael!
posted October 26th, 2012  
cracking ! enjoy Michael. I'm trying to justify to myself to get the Nikon D600 !! do you see a difference with FF ?
posted October 27th, 2012  
@wardie - Yes. With 21MP full frame my pics are even sharper and more detailed than before. The raw images look live and I can print huge with clarity. I really was really interested in the Nikon600 but got scared off by complaints about oil spots and other issues. I'm super happy with the Canon MarkII - so versatile and hanldes with ease.
posted October 27th, 2012  
mag
congrats...but you could shoot with a kodak brownie and it would still look good....
posted October 28th, 2012  
You'll enjoy this I'm sure.
posted October 28th, 2012  
Sigh...I am jealous. Looks great.
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Michael, I also have a 5D Mk 2... I need a walkabout lens and was wondering what you thought about the 24-105???
posted November 2nd, 2012  
@asutherland1964 - Absoultely love the 24-105 it is a great walkabout lens very versatile.
posted November 2nd, 2012  
@michaelelliott OK I'm sold! Cheers for that!
posted November 2nd, 2012  
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