Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Announced Sep 17, 2008 •
21 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
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I got my brand new 6D last Thursday and had now some time to test it out. I went here in Sydney to the "Winter Wonder Land" after 5pm so it was already dark. I took some pictures of a light installation and found something I never saw with my 5d2 before. When I shoot at high shutter speeds many images seem to show a shadow from the shutter. The first example was one of the few where the image looked fine. Then I took a series of about 10 more and almost all of them showed this shadow (see...
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I've done some preliminary shopping for equipment and set-ups but there seems to be a vast variety of options for going about this.  I have a Speedlite 580EXII (shooting with Canon 5D Mark II).  I am usually in the studio using an assortment of strobes, reflectors, umbrellas, boxes, etc.  I can go portable with a couple Buff Einstein lights using their Vagabond power supplies, but I'd like to get some use out of the seldom used Speedlite.  I'd like to get it off the camera and like to get...
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Hi, this is a very urgent question. I am taking a six week vacation in Europe. My canon 5d Mark 2 got pretty wet in the rain. Initially I got an error 20 code after getting wet. It has been a couple of days since then. Now I did not get an error 20 any more. But the shutter does not work unless I press the shutter button (the shooting button) to focus first then press the ISO button, then quickly press the shutter button again to shoot. It is very inconvenient.  I have reset the camera by...
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Hey folks! I'm looking to upgrade to FF. My minor in college (so many years ago) was printmaking. Although I've had a few DSLRs since the film days, I've struggled to find anything in my budget that could compare with the build, VF, and DOF of the Canon F1 and medium format gear I cut my teeth on. I'm also starting from scratch, system-wise. I'm into absolutely minimum ISO landscape work.  I've got it narrowed down to two bodies: Canon 1DSII and Sony A850/A900. I've done a lot of research...
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I'm looking to get new lenses for my Canon 5d mark II for shooing video. I'm a student filmmaker and I would like some decent prime lenses to make short films. Right now I have the Canon 24-105mm kit lens and the Canon 50mm 1.8. I use some Zeiss primes at school and I love them but I don't always have access to them.  I can get any Pentax lens for a big discount through my dad's company (like 50% off). I was wondering if anyone has experience with shooting video with a 5Dii using Pentax...
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I'm looking to upgrade to FF. My minor in college (so many years ago) was printmaking. Although I've had a few DSLRs since the film days, I've struggled to find anything in my budget that could compare with the build, VF, and DOF of the F1 and MF stuff I cut my teeth on. I'm also starting from scratch, system-wise. I'm into absolutely minimum ISO available light landscape stuff. I've got it narrowed down (at present) to two bodies: Canon 1DSII and Sony A850/A900. I've done a lot of research...
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Hi, my 5-year+ old 50D has recently been getting Err 30 quite often. It has only about 51,000 shutter counts, just half of its life expectancy. It goes away if I turn the camera off, wait a bit, and turn it back on. But this is rather concerning. I mostly shoot in high speed continuous, AI Servo mode. Any suggestions as to what I should do? --Howardcameras: 5DII, 50D, D60, Rebel 2000 (film)lenses: 17-40 f/4 USM L, 24-105 f/4 USM L, 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 IS USM L, 24 f/3.5 TSE L, 35 f/2, 50 f/1.4...
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Hi everyone,Im wondering if someone could explain to me the difference im noticing when using bounce flash on my canon 5d with 430exii and my olympus e-3 with fl50r.both cameras are set to aperture priority and ive got them both on set on ttl mode. The 5d sets the shutter speed much lower than e-3, is seems as though the e-3 sets a minimum shutter speed to match the focal length (on my 12-60mm  it ranges from 1/60 wide to 1/125 at the tele end). Im more confused about what the 5d does, the...
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I am currently thinking to get another light weight tripod for travel, I need some advise on which one to get. I bought a feisol carbon fiber few years ago, it's considered to be light weight - 1.4kg with head attached, folded length is about 48cm. however, I need something even lighter and smaller for backpacking. I search the internet, there are few models in my mind, the Sirui T-025x , Sirui T-1205x , and the Velbon UT-43QM. The T-025x is what I am tempting to get, because it is the...
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Hi, help me please to identify the Canon 5d Mark II sensor problem
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