Well the day finally arrived and I was able to pick up my new Canon 5D Mark II! Tanya wrote about the lead up in her blog- thankfully it's a bit of a tamed down version of the actual events. After having pre-orders at Ritz [since October] and B+H [since last week- as I thought I could get one relatively fast] I found I could get one at Best Buy down by Compton [of all places] so this Saturday I got a new camera. You may of heard of Compton before, but I really wanted my new camera. It's awesome.
Since I spend so much time with my cameras, they're kind of like my little children in a way. I know how they react in different lighting situations, I know how to change things around really fast without looking, and I can usually pre-visualize how things are going to look based on the past experiences with it. I think I got roughly 75,000 shots out of my 5D. I hope to get even more out of my new one, but it's always so hard to switch cameras...in a way I always get a little sad when I hear a different shutter sound. I still remember switching from my 10D to my old 5D, I felt sad when I heard that new shutter then too.
Anyway, I took it out to Manhattan Beach for a spin today. This Friday I'm going to south-eastern Utah to take it for a bigger spin. I shall report back later.