Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Announced Sep 17, 2008 •
21 megapixels | 3 screen | Full frame sensor
Sellwood
 
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This camera has been so outstanding that I am skipping the Mark III and waiting until the next generation arrives.

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AlwaysQuestion
 
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It's a really good camera. Shadow noise is bad in my camera. Dynamic range is nothing special. It's big, it's heavy, it's loud. It produces beautiful images under controlled light. It produces reasonable images at high-iso. I like the simplicity of the 5DmkI better. It was a much purer camera. Video is nice enough on the mkII. It looks beautiful, but can't help but miss the lack of bells and whistles on the original. I know many people will argue with me, but I also think the mkI ...

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lightandday
 
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Great for landscapes- love it !!!

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Soft Focus Detraction but overall a good camera. Love the full-frame sensor. Color and contrast are excellent. Not fully a Pro camera, but excellent quality and price point for the serious photographer. At 21MP, the pixel density is 2.4MP/CM^2 which helps keep noise low even at higher ISO's or in shadows. The 5DMII was an upgrade for an aging 20D. My kit of a full line of L series lenses made the 5DMII make sense - although the Nikon D700 was attractive but more $. The D700 has the D3's ...

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Amazing camera with the best RAW files I have ever seen. They can be manipulated beyond belief without a major penalty. I primarily use DXO for my RAW workflow so I can't speak much to other software. JPEG's look good but not perfect due to the canon's sharpening and noise reduction choices. Problems: The grip on the 7D is extremely improved over the Mark II. It feels better in your hand and the controls are laid out better. I felt the 7D was more enjoyable to shoot because of these things ...

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Lost in Time
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This review is from the perspective of a four-year 40D owner, upgrading to 5D Mark II. I shoot RAW only, processing with Lightroom. I shoot most things except for sports :-) The most striking thing about the two cameras is physically how similar they are. The bodies are almost the same size and the 5DII is only slightly heavier. The controls are essentially identical to the 40D, although some buttons have moved. Surprisingly, I think that the 40D build quality is slightly better, with more ...

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r32
 
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Having used Nikon FM2's professionaly, and done the lower spec Canon Digitals this camera is so capable. I only use mine for personal pictures and the odd small job. Unlike some others I'm not going into great detail, I havent found any problems, it does all that I want.

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After owning and shooting with film cameras Canon EOS3's and digital cameras Rebel D300, 10D,20D,30D,50,7D,1D MARK ll and a ID MARK lll .I finally got the chance to purchase this very fine camera with a vertical at a very good price .I have a chance to shoot about 2 k shots with it .I now can say that I understand what all of the buzz is about this camera.Id full frame sensor with the Digic 4 processor .What a great combination . I believe that it is the upgraded processor that makes ...

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mr_landscape
 
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-true full frame 35mm -not so expensive -FuLLHD video 1080P at 30fps -good at low-light I think that this is the best Canon digital camera for last 10 years. Problems: -slow auto-focus (if we compare it with Nikon d300 or Canon 7D, for example) -rather cheap buildup (Nikon wins) -more noisy sensor at high-iso`s (and again Nikon wins :) )

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C0ug
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I have been shooting with a Canon from back in the Film days and have had a series of DSLR's starting with the 20D then the 5D and finally the 5DMKII. For roughly 20 months it has performed close to expectations but never quite met, focus a little soft is the main beef. Last week I had the camera go completely dead on me, the last error was an err 80, just prior the photographs got pixelated and the colors went to primary's and it finally died. It went in for open body surgery, has anyone ...

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