Canon EOS 5D MII Camera¶
mega pixels: 21.1
capture rate: 3.9 fps
af points: 9
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Compact, lightweight with environmental protection, EOS 5D successor boasts a newly designed Canon CMOS sensor, with ISO sensitivity up to 25,600 for shooting in near dark conditions. The new DIGIC 4 processor combines with the improved CMOS sensor to deliver medium format territory image quality at 3.9 frames per second, for up to 310 frames.
Triggered from Live View Mode, HD video capture allows users to shoot uninterrupted at full 1080 resolution at 30fps — for amazing quality footage with outstanding levels of detail and realism.
The integration of HD movie capability into a high-end 21.1-megapixel camera opens a multitude of new possibilities for photojournalists and news photographers. With its full-frame CMOS sensor and outstanding ISO performance, the EOS 5D Mark II will appeal to any photographer in search of the finest camera equipment available – from studio and wedding to nature and travel photographers.
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Below is a list of articles in which this camera is discussed, or at least mentioned, on this site.
Making Better Photos (aug 11, 2013) ✨
Many people believe that higher quality photography equipment makes necessarily better photographs. While equipment can make a difference, there are other factors that can compensate or undo the effects of a good camera and lens.
Making Progress (may 5, 2013)
Over the past eight years I have been very involved in photography, but sometimes I get disenchanted with my progress. It’s useful sometimes for me to compare my photos over the years to see my progress.
My Madness Thus Far (may 29, 2012)
In case anyone is interested in charting my madness and sadness, here’s an update on how far down the path to sell almost all of my cameras and lenses and switch to a new system.
Almost Everything Must Go (may 19, 2012)
I have a crazy plan to sell almost all of my cameras and lenses and buy new ones. Looking through over 25,000 photos I took, I printed my fifty best for a small photo album. I discovered that I take better pictures with film and rangefinder cameras.
Almost All Things Being Equal (sep 19, 2011)
Since digital photography has become quite good, there has been a debate among photographers as to whether digital or film photography is better. I did an experiement to see which is better given almost all things being equal.
Tripod for Lumix GF1 (feb 12, 2011)
I own a Lumix GF1 camera with the 20mm f/1.7 pancake kit lens. I also have one of the Voigtlander M-mount adapters, so I’m able to use my Zeiss and Leica M-mount lenses. This is a seemingly excellent combination, but many of my images are terrible.
Is Film Better? (apr 27, 2010)
As I improve my skills at using Adobe PhotoShop for processing images taken with film and digital cameras, I’m wondering if a state of the art, high-end digital camera can produce better images digitally and in print than any film camera.
Focusing Screens in a DSLR Camera (apr 26, 2010) ✨
Some cameras are made with a focusing screen that are easily removable and replacable. This article explains how this is done with an example of the process.
A Comparison Idea about Film (apr 21, 2010)
The main question or set of questions about film cameras is if I want both printed images and digitalized images, which one is better choice? So I tested this with the same conditions (e.g., same lens, settings, etc.) for both types of cameras.
Film Camera and Lens Combination (apr 19, 2010)
Lenses are key to taking high quality photo, but they can be expensive. This is a problem I had with film cameras. However, since I already own several excellent EOS L-series lenses, I bought an excellent Canon EOS film camera to use with these lenses.
A Fool and his Film (apr 15, 2010)
There are quite a few factors involved to make high quality photos from film. Each has to be at its best, or at least above a certain level. I strive for the clarity that I’ve seen in the photographs of many famous photographers during my lifetime.
Why do we stare? (jul 25, 2009)
Photographs that contain certain elements and patterns are appealing. They are easily reproducable: anyone can become a good photographer. What’s curious, though, is why we find photographs with certain patterns so appealing.
Prime and Full Size (jul 22, 2009)
Although prime lenses (i.e., non-zoom lenses) are limited to one focal length, there are some advantage to them over popular zoom lenses. This article provides examples and advice to help you decide whether to buy prime lenses.
The Secret World of Macro Photography (jul 12, 2009)
While some may consider macro photographs interesting, I consider it to be a form of meditation — or a method of creating material for meditation. The subjects I photograph with a macro lens relate to a childhood need to hide from the larger world.
Magic Lantern Guides: Canon EOS 5D Mark II (jun 2009) ✨
This book is an excellent guide to the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II. It will provide the reader with information on using the many features, including new features like video recording.