I shot my first paying job yesterday on the 5D mkII, with mixed results. Overall I am pleased with the footage, but I thought I'd share with you two examples of where the 5D mkII can go horribly wrong.
We shot a ten minute interview with a park ranger. He was wearing a simple cotton shirt, which led to moire throughout the footage.
Worse is the pronounced rolling shutter on footage shot from hilltop vantage points. Why? It was a windy day. Even on a fairly robust manfrotto tripod, vibrations caused by the winds buffeting the camera led to.... well, see for yourself :-(
So, the moral of the story is, be wary of men in uniform, and stay inside on windy days.
Canon 5d mkII Moire & rolling shutter on Vimeo