So… the lesson is, don’t rent a full frame camera if you can’t buy one immediately after you return your rental. Such was my state for the last 2 weeks. I loved that 5d classic (mark i). But this past weekend, with the help of some wonderful people, I was able to land a great deal on a completely refurbished 5d classic camera for an extremely reasonable price. And lo, I have joined the full frame club!
So, we went out to the Marina district of San Francisco for lunch and let my camera’s battery charge while eating. Then we hit the street — Chestnut Street, to be exact, the downtown area of the Marina district — and snapped pics along the way. We walked over to the Palace of Fine Arts, and tested out my camera there. It was kind of a hard test, too — the lighting hit the top part of the monuments directly while leaving the grounds in much darker shade. But I still think this camera performed much better than my XSi could have: no blown highlights, a lot more details in the shadows, etc. Awesome. Definitely looking forward to trying out more situations with this camera.