So, my 5DII came back from Canon’s repair center AGAIN on Tuesday. I took it out for a 45 minute stroll and took pictures of cats, leaves, berries, trees, the water.. etc. I used both the center focal point and the outer focal points. I spent the entire 45 minutes cursing after each shot as it became more and more apparent that it was just the same (if not worse) as it had been when I sent it in.

I’ve posted some example images below.

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You can see that the 5D mark II image is just… squishy. I mean, it should look sharp. I should be able to see every single hair in that kid’s eyelashes. Instead, it’s just a wash of blah. The more I look at it, the more I feel like I feel like I have something in my contacts. I mean, it’s bad. On top of that, that’s when the camera actually HITS focus. The other 40% of the time, the damn thing just decides to focus on kids’ shoes, dresses, scarves, hats.. anything but their eyes.

Another one of my Stumpy kitty.

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It’s as if the stupid thing just doesn’t know what to do with itself. It’s almost like the melting hay bales in this post.

So, I sniffled a little, I paced back and forth, I thought. Then I typed up all the Canon gear I own on a forum and titled it ‘For sale’. I sniffled some more and grit my teeth and clicked the ‘post’ button. There. I said it. It’s for sale. I’ve been a Canon girl for eight years. I busted my ass to buy that 5D, and I love it. If I could afford to keep it and the 50mm lens that’s been with me for four years, I would do it in a heartbeat.

I’m done. I’m switching to Nikon.