Canon 5D Mark II critique of photos

2 months 4 weeks ago #672260 by amatula
Hi!
I had a chance to demo a used Canon 5D Mark II at a camera shop today which I am considering purchasing
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The lens I used was my Canon 24 mm EF F/2.8 IS lens (currently using on a Rebel SL1).

I mostly intend to do landscape photography (and travel photography).
I took some photos, but unfortunately do not know the settings. I believe though the attached were at ISO 100, maybe aperture of 7.1, so I know depth of field won't be great.

I had questions though even considering the depth of field.

Why is the camera not capturing much detail in the shadows, e.g. the tires on the blue car?
I sense there are focus issues - the images do not appear as sharp as I would hope. Is that correct or is this just the lower depth of field... or my eyes!?

I did take a inside portrait and was amazed at the quality and the sharpness of the face (considering i rushed it) -- so that was a plus (didn't want to include here though as it is one of the store workers).

I am new to full-frame so perhaps the issues are not issues at all.
I certainly wish I could have demo'd some landscape shots (but no landscape near the shop).

Any thoughts on this camera?

Thank you for your time and help!
Annie

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Captured: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 0:02am
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Captured: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 0:02am

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/8.0
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Captured: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 0:02am


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2 months 4 weeks ago #672261 by amatula
I just noticed if I mouse over the photos, the camera settings appear.
That is so cool! I am so grateful for this option!


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2 months 4 weeks ago #672262 by amatula
I just noticed if I mouse over the photos, the camera settings appear.
That is so cool! I am so grateful for this option!


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2 months 4 weeks ago #672272 by effron
More details, on the first
Date Time Original2008:01:01 00:02:09
Exposure Time1/200
F Numberf / 7.10
Exposure ProgramNot defined
ISO Speed Ratings100
Metering ModePattern
FlashFlash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length24mm
White BalanceAuto white balance
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
LensModelEF24mm f/2.8 IS

Why so serious?
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2 months 3 weeks ago #672327 by amatula
Wow!!
Can you share how you got all that info? I do not see that using a right click of image. Thank you for sharing that info!


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2 months 3 weeks ago #672343 by effron
It might be a desktop app, but I right click on the image and if the exif hasn't been stripped, it displays to the right.....
Also, look for a little blue camera icon on the image, usually lower right and click on that....Voila!

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2 months 3 weeks ago - 2 months 3 weeks ago #672346 by effron
I use this, there are others for different browsers....

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/exif-viewer/mmbhfeiddhndihdjeganjggkmjapkffm?hl=en

Its free

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