I have been using Canon 10D as my primary camera for the past 7 years. It’s like stone age old in digital camera era. Although it is true that an expensive camera body won’t guarantee you better pictures, compared with the newer versions DSLR, two major limitations sometimes do prevent me from doing what I want. The first limitation is 10D, as the very first generation of pro-mateur DSLR, is not full-frame camera. The 24mm lens becomes 35mm automatically, and this is often the crucial range in some landscape shoots. The second limitation is its poor performance with high ISO. The new camera can produce very good smooth photos even at ISO 3200.
As we are planning the trip to Japan, I finally decided to upgrade the camera as well as the primary lens once for all. I will still keep my 10D as backup – in the field, sometimes it’s really cumbersome to switch between normal and telephoto lens. Not far from my home, there is an area that stores a lot of deserted industrial stuff, machines, trucks. It is a good subject and perfect chance to try out the new camera and lens.