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Some Canon EOS 5D Mark II update now. This camera has been available in Hong Kong in limited numbers since Tuesday. I have ordered 3 bodies through Echo Photo & Audio (which is my favorite camera shop in Hong Kong) for myself and 2 other friends. The 5D Mark II has been widely seen around town in large chain stores like Fortress and Broadway. Unfortunately, Canon Hong Kong did not seemed to care too much about smaller independent camera shops like Echo Photo & Audio. Although they have pre-ordered a few 5D Mark II from Canon Hong Kong, they were eventually allocated 0 bodies. Hopefully, they maybe able to get a few bodies in the 2nd shipment next week.
However, they have acquired a 5D Mark II body through another channel today. Actually, I was on number 1 on their waiting list. Although I really wanted to have this camera, I had to let a good friend of mine have this camera first, since he will be going on an Antarctica holiday sooon and he really needed to have this new camera, I had no choice but to let him have the camera before me.
I have played with his new 5D Mark II a bit though tonight and I am already quite impressed. Focusing is much better than I expected, even the peripheral focus sensor seemed to locked on focus quite well under low lighting. Live view and movie mode are very impressive indeed. Manual focusing during live view and movie mode is very easy with the high resolution LCD. Auto exposure seemed to work very well too in movie, changing exposure setting quite rapidly when panning from bright to dark scenes. I did not have enough time to test out high ISO shots on a computer screen yet, that would have to wait until I get my own 5D Mark II.
Anyway, with any luck, I will get my 5D Mark II next week. If Canon Hong Kong is watching, please ship a few 5D Mark II to Echi Photo & Audio next week (HINT! HINT!). Or perhpas I should write a complaint letter to CEO of Canon Hong Kong ;P
Oh, just one last note. For all 40D & 50D portrait grip users who are planning on upgrading to 5D Mark II……….. The 5D Mark II battery grip DOES have an AF-ON button!