Nearly up to present day, welcome to 2009. First year with my super duper Canon 5D Mark 2. What a change it was, meant I had so much head room in low light situations, pushing the speed to get as much shutter speed as one could hope for. Also the level of grain blew me away when compared to the 30D. Still had a few problems though. The focus became an issue, and turned out to be a body fault but the most wonderful people at Image Supply Systems in Dublin were on the case and got it sorted. Also my 24-70 2.8L got a knock, my poor gear gets a battering, yes, it’s true. But they got it all serviced and now works a charm. The biggest endorsement I can give of buying your equipment from a reputable retailer, if something goes wrong, you don’t have the fear of the postie losing it as it wings it way back to whence it came. Piece of mind in this game is so important.
Enough of the stick up for your local shop campaign, here’s the photos. I managed to snap in no particular order Alabama 3, Amadou et Miriam, Baaba Maal, Billy Bragg, Brian Wilson, Chic, Flaming Lips, Flock Of Seagulls, Florence And The Machine, Imelda May, Just Jack, Lisa Hannigan, Mundy, Roots Manuva, The Sugarhill Gang and The Whitest Boy Alive.