We all know that we would like to see a clear comparison between two significant cameras when we see them. We want to compare them despite their different brands, or we want to compare to older and more expensive and less expensive models. We are not alone. Plenty of people on the web have the…
Category: Canon EOS 5D MkII
Canon EOS 5D MkII – Let’s tear it down!
I had previosuly shown the repairman tearing down a Nikon D300s under the video camera. I thought that it was (somewhat) interesting to compare with the same operation on a Canon EOS 5D MkII. YouTube link
Best Canon SLR lenses for wildlife photo
Canon is assuredly the brand most commonly found in the hands of the wildlife photographers (professionals as well as amateurs). Of course, this is a direct product of the strong presence of Canon on the market for digital SLR photography, but the diversity of the offer from the red brand allowed to build solutions perfectly…
The real anatomy of the Canon 5D MkII
According to Mads Peitersen, inside the body of a Canon 5D MkII, you should not find a magnesium allow structure, but this is what you should see. Mads Peitersen creates paintings of this kind for several objects from our geek life.
Dial locked on Canon SLR’s
Canon first proposed it in Japan, It comes to the United States now. On the Canon EOS 7D and EOS 5D MkII, it will soon be possible to return the camera to Canon repair services to have a new dial installed with a central lock button. What seems pretty simple could well be a revolution…
Firmware v2.0.8 for the 5D Mark II
A firmware update (version 2.0.8) for the Canon EOS 5D Mk II. Fix for not using the user mode (C1, C2, C3) in video capture Fix for not releasing the shutter when Auto Power is set to “on” Fix for an over-exposure in LiveView mode when ISO setting is on L Fix for resetting the…
Opinion: Canon EOS 5D MkII vs. Nikon D700
Allister Freeman is a photographer who recently switched from Canon to Nikon. In this post on his blog (Canon 5D Mark 2 versus Nikon D700 – My thoughts), he tries to give a hands-on experience report to support his switch. Actually, the most important of his issues was with ISO sensitivity and general behavior of…
EOS 5D MkII: Firmware corrected
Canon was fast on this one. A few hours only after announcing the removal of version 2.0.3, here is the new version 2.0.4 of the Canon EOS 5D MkII firmware. It corrects a bug in sound handling in 1080p video mode. Firmware v2.0.4
Firmware v2.0.3 for 5D Mark II, no thanks
Canon just informed us that the new firmware 2.0.3 for the Canon EOS 5D MkII has an undescribed issue (for some users). Canon is not much more precise than that yet (some users are speaking about sound issues, though). But if you did not already rush to get this specific (and important) firmware version, I’d…
New Canon firmware: HD video on EOS 5D MkII
Today, Canon announced that they will add 24 and 25 fps HD Movie recording to the Canon EOS 5D Mark II photo camera with firmware v2.0.3. It will be available as a free download from the middle of March.
Testing the Alpha 900 in Antartica
photo credit: Javier Paredes You have to admit that you would like to know if the first Sony SLR camera supposed to be a pro photo camera, the Sony Alpha 900, is really up to the real-life constraints of a pro camera. Some people would really test it: Michael Reichmann from Luminous Landscape, simply took…
Download Canon EOS 5D MkII user manual
Were you looking for the EOS 5D MkII instruction manual? It is available for free download. You can find it: EOS 5D Mark II Instruction Manual from Canon USA Manuel d’instructions du modèle EOS 5D Mark II en français depuis le site de Canon Canada
Video firmware for the Canon EOS 5D MkII
I usually do not comment about firmware upgrades for photo cameras. What about today? Actually, this firmware is not from Canon. The Magic Lantern firmware has been designed by Trammell Hudson but it is usable on your Canon EOS 5D MkII. I don’t know how he did that. I am sure that it voids your…
Canon EOS 5D Mk II firmware update
Canon has released firmware v1.1.0 for the EOS 5D Mark II. It enables manual control of ISO, aperture and shutter speed while the camera is set to capture video. More information Links to download firmware v1.10 PDF manual about how to use the new features in English/French/Spanish PDF manual about how to use the new…
Full Frame comparison
Gizmodo, the gadget blog, sometimes has a few interesting posts about digital photography. Today, this is the case with their “Canon 5D Mark II vs. Nikon D700 Review Shoot-Out” which turned out to face the two digital cameras in real-life conditions of night photo (of course, they wanted to compare high-ISO pictures and noise).
Canon EOS 5D MkII – Not so good
Even if the Canon EOS 5D MkII received a warm weclome from the whole press (paper as well as Internet), there were a few discordant voices to be heard. They are worth listening to, even if only to be sure to know all the sides of this SLR camera or to understand its limitations, while…
More reviews for the FF cameras
I am quite impressed, I keep receiving more and more reviews for the Full Frame SLR cameras of this winter. It seems that the interest is very high. Currently: Nikon D3x: 15 reviews Canon EOS 5D Mk II: 21 reviews Sony Alpha 900: 21 reviews Nikon D700: 16 reviews A lot of reading for those…
Canon for Obama
Barrack Obama is the first American president who had his official portrait shot by a digital camera. Pete Souza, the newly-announced official White House photographer, shot the picture with a Canon EOS 5D MkII.
Full Frame SLR comparisons
With the arrival of all these new digital photo cameras with a large sensor (Full Frame) in 2008, like the Sony Alpha 900 or the Canon EOS 5D MkII, it became difficult to find your own path. The more because their main advantage of these is photo cameras is to offer images of ultra-high quality…
Canon fixes 5D Mk II black dot issue with firmware
As could be expected was annonced here on YLovePhoto, Canon released a new firmware update for the Canon EOS 5D MkII, in order to fix the unpleasant issue of black dots and vertical banding noise that was discussed around the Internet. Firmware Update Version 1.0.7.
Canon reacts to black dots
For a few days already, the launch of the Canon EOS 5D MkII has been troubled by the relatively repeated observation (I say relatively because there are still very few of these cameras available on the market) of an unusual and unpleasant phenomenon: Black dots appearing on the right of every white zones. The origin…
DXOmark for the EOS 5D MkII
I had been showing you about the comparison of dSLR cameras by DXO Labs. They just added the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the Pentax K200D cameras to their RAW measurement website.
New camera tests
As you already know, I list the tests and reviews of recent photo cameras in the database that I use to describe them (in the menu on the left). These last days, this is a deluge of new reviews that we received and listed for: Nikon D3x Canon EOS 5D MkII Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
Canon 5D MkII reviewed by a pro
Ira Block, a long time National Geographic Photographer, wrote one of the very first real-life reviews available on the web by somebody actually using such a camera. Reminder: Each of the camera descriptions appearing in the database in the menu on the left of these pages contain a list of interesting previews, reviews and tests.…
Sony Alpha 900 vs. Nikon D3
Comparing two SLR cameras with very very different prices is realy a tough task. So tough that it is often useless. In the Online Photographer, Michael Johnston still tries this daunting task of comparing the Sony Alpha 900 and the Nikon D3. These are two cameras that are mostly linked by the fact that they…