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Base / Tripod Mount

The tripod mount retains its position (in line with both the center of the lens and focal plane of the sensor. A rubber cover normally protects the connector that can be used for communicating with the optional WFT-E4/E4A wireless grip.

Accessory shoe / external flash

The EOS 5D Mark II's accessory shoe can be used with Canon and third party flash units (sync only). The hot shoe supports E-TTL II metering which uses distance information from the lens to calculate flash power. This works with all Canon lenses (although distance information is only provided by lenses with ring type USM motors). You'll note also the new weather seal surround which works in conjunction with the newer 580EX II Speedlite.

Lens Mount

The EOS 5D Mark II has a standard metal EF lens mount, because it has a full-frame sensor it can't support EF-S lenses which are designed to work with APS size sensors (and hence produce a smaller imaging circle). Because of its full-frame sensor, a 50 mm lens on the Mark II produces the same field of view as it would on a 35 mm film camera, there is no 'field of view crop'.

Supplied In the Box

The EOS 5D Mark II is offered as body-only or as a kit with the EF 24-105 F4L IS lens.
Included in the body-only box is:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR body (with eyecup and body cap)
  • LP-E6 Lithium-Ion battery pack (with cover)
  • LP-E6 (or LC-E6/LC-E6E) Battery charger
  • Wide Strap EW-EOS5DMKII
  • USB Cable IFC-200U
  • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
  • CD-ROMs
    • Canon EOS Solution Disk
    • EOS Utility
    • ZoomBrowser EX
    • Remote Capture
    • Digital Photo Professional
  • Manuals / Reg. card
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Great Camera. Its "just work".


It has shown its great value over money.


I work in Nyc as a fashion photographer and I have to say the the 5d series are the most used cameras out side of medium format cameras .Ive been shooting with the mark 3 for over a year after shooting with the mark 2 for 2 years great both great cameras. You can see the shots I've taken with it for my work on my website hope it helps!! also note I only shoot RAW format.

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Was it really 2009? I'm still in the first flush of my love affair with this camera. And I'm still fathoming the depths of its capability. Okay, she's got a lot of paint missing these days, but the images are still magic. Whenever I use another camera, I sigh and wonder why I didn't use the 5D2.
A brief history of photography:

silver chemistry

flexible roll film



5D Mark 2...


As I know when the original 5D debuted three years ago, it wasn't clear why most enthusiasts would want such a camera. Though it captured excellent, high resolution images, it was slower and bigger and more expensive. Today the market has changed significantly, and it's clear that the market is ready for full-frame digital SLRs that can turn out high image quality. High quality is one thing, but being a camera that can deliver high quality over a wide range of lighting conditions and different ISO settings is what makes the Canon 5D Mark II such a compelling choice, and a clear Dave's Picks.
It's really very very good.

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6D or the 5D Mark II?

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