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Walt Disney Concert Hall facade
The 1st Investment

So as part of my budgeting for these two years of freedom I included a small amount for camera and computer gear. On Black Friday I made my first investment out of those funds and a week later my box arrived from B&H camera in New York. A brand new Canon 5D Mark III w/ a 24-105mm f/4L IS lens along with a very decent accessory kit.

I’ve been shooting with a Canon Rebel XTi for close to seven years now (most of what you’ll see on my Flickr and everything on S6) and it’s been the only digital SLR I’ve ever known. I can’t even begin to describe the stratospheric difference between these two rigs. The 5D just feels completely different. The easiest way to describe it is that it feels completely professional. The weight and fit in my hand. The breadth and depth of the settings. The fact that it shoots full HD video. I’d be here all day describing it and I’d bore the both of us. So let’s jump right to point; how does it shoot!?

To answer this question I took my new rig to one of my favorite photogenic places in downtown LA: the Walt Disney Concert Hall. If you’ve never been, it’s an absolute must-visit place in LA. Go in the late afternoon and enjoy the way the sunset light plays off all that metal and the way it lights up people’s faces so beautifully (OK, I might be slightly biased seeing as I was photographing my wife). It’s just stunning. But I’ll stop foaming at the mouth here and let the evidence speak for itself. Here are the shots, starting with a few test shots from home:

Myself at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

Hope you enjoyed them! I’m planning on putting a few on S6 for purchase so let me know in the comments what your favorites are!

~Michael

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