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An old love

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

After a few years with the Canon EOS 60D, I switched to the Canon EOS 5D Mark II in 2013. It was love at first sight. Full format, CMOS sensor, 21.2 mp, lots of cool buttons, and an extremely beautiful shape.😉
I gradually learned the functions of “my new one”. The logic of the menu and the ease of use brought me even closer to them. She even stood next to me on the bedside table when I slept.

According to Counter I took 67437 pictures with this camera. The “click” when the trigger is released is one of the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard. Especially with continuous shooting, I could never get enough.😀

We had beautiful moments in different situations, in very beautiful places.

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Our relationship grew stronger. Nothing in the world could tear us apart. Even if new cameras kept coming onto the market, I didn’t care. I only had eyes for mine.

I spoiled her with new batteries, memory cards and lenses and she gave me beautiful pictures. It was a “give and take” over many years – we were happy.😉

One day an error message appeared. The contacts between the camera and the lens are faulty. Even if I spoiled the camera several times with a professional cleaning, the message kept appearing at irregular intervals.

I was disappointed. But such a strong bond cannot be severed by a few error messages.

One day I stood on a mountaintop to photograph the view. I pressed the shutter button and the picture was taken. However, nothing could be seen in the picture. Severely overexposed and strange pink streaks showed up in the photo.

This phenomenon disappeared again and reappeared again and again, as did the error message.

My 5D Mark II is showing its age. I can’t say whether it’s the menopause or age-related diseases. It’s time to retire my old love.

The pain is indescribable and the longing will increase immeasurably. I thank an old masterpiece of technology, my Canon EOS 5D Mark II, for unforgettable moments.

 

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