Catching the Rain: the 5D Mark II and the water

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    The rain interrupted the day out with the Canon 5D Mark II while the light was still very good for the new Canon camera. London, 4th December 2008.

    We crossed the Thames with the idea to walk to Soho when the weather, perfect until that very moment, decided to turn abruptly. The Canon 5D Mark II is fine in light rain condition, or so it was told by Dfavid from Canon. He told me that the technical specification does not speak about a "water proof camera", nevertheless the camera can undertake "light rain condition". What was underlined, though, is that the "light rain" the specification refers to is not the drizzle we are used here in London, but it is the japanese light rain: almost a storm compared to English rain.
    However the rain turned quite nasty on Thursday, so we decided to stop under the archway in Trafalgar Square, more to cover ourselves than the cameras (even if everyone was protecting their own quite carefully). I decided to go for a shot to the rain. For this shot I went for a Bleach Bypass, nevertheless the quality of a ISO 6400 is still visible: it was dark, but the quality of the image is still amazing, the grainy minimal and the result exceptional.
    As you can have easily understood from my previous posts (if you have read them) I am amazed by this camera. It is very good, light, fast and terrific in low light conditions. if I will be able to make some money from photography I will definitely consider buying it.
    Obviously, when during the briefing for the day, David asked us:
    "What would you go home with, from this experience?'
    I could not refrain from answering
    "The camera itself, of course!"
    Unfortunately it did not work and I did not ended up with the camera. I also tried to give back another camera at the end of the day, but it did not work either. Well, I fear this means that I have to work hard to put my hands on this little devil on my own. Obviously if you have an alternative solution...

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    1. markantonyphotos 65 months ago | reply

      great night shot, 6400! phew.

    2. ratso3 65 months ago | reply

      Superb Carlo. This camera is a monster!!

    3. geniessen  65 months ago | reply

      superb Carlo, impressive shot!!

    4. door101 65 months ago | reply

      well done..

    5. fateless_gypsy 65 months ago | reply

      definitely a great camera!!! but without a good photographer with great eyes, the camera is nothing!! but you and the camera is a perfect match!
      this shot is amazing!!

    6. Lady Pandacat 65 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot!

    7. ro_nya 65 months ago | reply

      This is an amazing shot. The sight is all to familiar but you actually make me want to walk into this frame. Well done.

    8. .bugsy. 65 months ago | reply

      perfect. loving the tones here.

    9. Daniel McEnrue Photography 65 months ago | reply

      That camera might as well be a deity for me at this point... :\

      Still, though, amazing shot(s)!

    10. MWButterfly 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Canon 5D MK II 3200 ISO and Up, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. le_pupille 63 months ago | reply

      complimenti ti spara dritto dritto nell'atmosfera....
      complimenti ancora

    12. YENTHEN 61 months ago | reply

      Please post this precious work in the [raining days - 雨天] group

      Found in a search. (?)

    13. jus10photos 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Rainy days and nights, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. cleven-raw [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

      Simply beautiful

    15. 0zzie 55 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Decisive Moment, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. *kev* 48 months ago | reply

      che atmosfera....complimenti!

    17. ads.. [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      very cool shot!! I want a 5d mark ii!!!!!

    18. Wendy Siegelman 43 months ago | reply

      I love how this picture captures the wet dark night - I included it in a recent blog of images of the city in the rain at he-city/ with attribution to you and back to this page. Best, Wendy

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