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.


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.


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.