The long wait is over! The new 5D Mark II (official name now) is out! Check out the specs here on the Canon Inc. website. I also wrote a bit about the new sensor technology featured in the 5D2 in this week’s Tech Tips.
Although I sound happy and optimistic, I’m not. Last week I had to send my brand new EF 24mm f/1.4 L II lens, which I had just received, to our service center due to a rather extreme backfocus problem. This morning I got the lens back, attached it to my 5D Mark II body and took a short burst of pictures when I heard a weird and loud clicking sound in the camera body. It appears the goddamn mirror fell off, and not only that, it left a nice big scratch on the rear element of the brand new 24mm lens as well!
I can’t tell you how furious I am right now. This is what fucking happens when you release a new 5D with the same 3 year old shutter mechanism. I’ll be on the phone with Japan for the rest of the day. Please do NOT bother me today if you know what’s good for you.