Here I am in the cold and cloudy Northwest (Port Angeles, WA) taking care of my Dad after bypass surgery, so I had my 5D mark II delivery re-routed. I haven't had much time, nor the weather to shoot much, but here are a few. Nothing to compare these to as I am just trying to see what the camera is capable of.
The first thing I have noticed is that the AA filter seems to be quite potent..., but the images seem to take sharpening well, at least with the Canon proprietary software (DPP). All I have to use right now is my Dad's i-MAC with the Canon software loaded on it. Still figuring out the software as time allows.
First impressions of noise are OK. ISO 1600 looks to be the max I will be using, but still with some artifacts and noise in the darkest shadows. By comparison, I would only use my Nikon D3 up to 2000 or so as there is too much noise in the shadows at 3200 for my taste.
Anyway...here are a few snaps around the house with little done to them except some sharpening, maybe some curve adjustment or saturation boost.
The first 4 examples are from the best weather since I have been here; a very cold (24 degrees) yet clear morning with hard frost. The first is the full image (nothing special) and then 100% crops with no sharpening, moderate sharpening and heavy sharpening. I used the Zeiss ZF (with EOS adapter) 100mm Makro Planar, with manual exposure mode and live view for focus. Note: I like the live view on the 5D II better than the Nikon D3 as the frame refresh rates are higher resulting in immediate viewing of changes in focus. With the D3 there is always a delay. Native ISO 200 used with mirror up for live view, on a tripod. If memory serves me, F8 or so was used on the Zeiss.
The last shot is just a tripod snap of a fruit bowl under incandescent lighting, using the Canon 135 f2L at f11. Used autofocus here.