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Old December 9th, 2008, 03:10 AM   #1
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5D Mark II Review

Hey all,

I just wanted to share a review I put together of the new camera.
I've included some raw files and a link to a HD stream over at Vimeo.

Canon 5D Mark II Review - Phil Holland - phfx.com

Hope you like it,

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Old December 9th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #2
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Nice,
Thanks Phil !
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Old December 9th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #3
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Nice Phil. couple of questions.
Did you use the default preset?
What ISO were you at in the night shots?
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Old December 9th, 2008, 01:28 PM   #4
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Nice review. And some of your beach shots are absolutely gorgeous. The low shot of the water beading and rolling back to the ocean is pure magic.
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Old December 9th, 2008, 01:41 PM   #5
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Thanks guys!

To answer your questions.

Don - I used the default camera preset and the footage was not touched other than the editing.

Jon - That ocean shot was shot at 14mm!
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Old December 9th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #6
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Jon - That ocean shot was shot at 14mm!
Wow. With the somewhat shallow depth of field and the lack of obvious distortions, I never would have guessed.

Try that with a 1/3" camera!
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Old December 9th, 2008, 03:22 PM   #7
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Oops. Maybe we're thinking of different shots. I'm talking about the one with the pier and the water coming. When it's just waves in frame that was done with the 200mm f/2.8L, which would make much more sense.
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I looked at the shot again. It's the very last one. 200mm makes a lot more sense.

Regarding the under-the-pier shot, that's a beaut as well, and definitely wide. The lack of distortion on the vertical piers is impressive. What lens did you use?
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I looked at the shot again. It's the very last one. 200mm makes a lot more sense.

Regarding the under-the-pier shot, that's a beaut as well, and definitely wide. The lack of distortion on the vertical piers is impressive. What lens did you use?
I was using a Sigma 14mm f/2.8 lens for that one.
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Wow pretty cool footage Phil.
I wounder if "jello" would come into play filming racecars on an oval track camera is in constant motion tracking cars.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #11
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Dan Chung's BBall video demonstrates the rolling shutter pretty well.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/canon-eos...p-smugmug.html

To me, it was acceptable when panning in one direction. When the pan reverses, it's wiggly and unacceptable. Use your own judgment about the skew that you can accept.
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Old December 11th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #12
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Excellent review - thanks for all the work!

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