Why won't my Camera believe me?
By JOE FAILK
1 Jul 2009
My precious Canon 5D MarkII.
This story starts in the past.
Well it is July 2006. My Olympus digital SLR is my precious. Forgot what model it was. How love is fleeting! The Olympus was stolen out of my boat in Lake City, TN. Within two days I had my new precious a Canon 30D and several new lenses. I couldn't be parted with my new camera. It was a match made in heaven! So much so that a short time later I purchased another, a couple more lenses, another flash and a bigger camera bag.
Out came the 40D. I passed couldn't part with my 30D.
Out came the 50D faster shutter 5.9fps, 3" LCD and a lot more mega pixels. I passed on it for a few months but I kept looking at the camera and finally it enticed me to buy it. My 30D must have felt like the car in the Hurst commercial waiting in the airport parking lot for the owner to return from his trip and his new rent a car.
The affair with the 50D was short lived though. Out came the 5D MarkII, 21 mega pixels, full frame sensor and HD video all for $2699.00. I really wanted the HD video even though I hardly shoot video with my video camera, two or three times a year, but I wanted it. I Held out for a few months my 50D was happy. I couldn't resist the temptation the reviews on the 5D were so enticing. I sold one of my 30D's and purchased a 5D.
I got the camera open the box, charged the battery for about 10 min, put in the camera, turned in on and the mirror fell out. I quickly decided to read the manual to see if I did something wrong. Why do we always read the instructions Last? I didn't and sent it back and had them ship me another one.
Getting the other camera I shot my first photos and video. I was so happy with the picture quality but the video was choppy. I called Canon thinking that this camera was defective also. They responded by telling me I need 45mb sec. memory card to get smooth video. $185.00 later for a 16mb card the video worked fine.
Now to shoot my first macro. I use a 50mm Canon EF-S lens. The lens doesn't fit. I very quickly find out that all of EF-S lens won't fit. I use Canon and Sigma. Lucky for me all of my Sigma are DG lenses not DC. The DC Lenses fit but will not accommodate a full frame sensor and there is a black border around the edges. Four new lens and $2900.00 later I was ready to go.
My new best friend ended up costing me $5585.00. I said to myself at that time "never again".
Five months later I find myself going to canon.com and looking for a newer model. My 5D is pouting and threaten to go on strike every time it sees me on the internet. I keep telling my camera it's only JPG. The camera doesn't believe me.
My Camera after reading this story is hanging out on a limb threatening to jump. The 50D is happy encouraging the 5D to jump and volunteered to take the photo.