New York Times reports on “Bouncing” with Canon EOS 5D Mark II in the dark

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New York Times Multimedia Producer Zach Wise (see also this report) sent us one of his latest reports – filmed in New Orleans with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews), the story is about the music scene around “Bounce” (something I'd sure never heard of LOL). While not groundbreaking, it is just another great example of how the Canon HDSLRs are not only becoming common place, but they're allowing news reporters to do things they wouldn't have been able to do before.

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Zach wrote:

“Using a DSLR, specifically the 5D Mark II, was essential in creating this piece on Bounce music in New Orleans. The light in these clubs was low, often just a single bulb or a blacklight. A traditional camera would have never been able to pick up enough light to show what was happening. Another advantage to shooting with the 5D on this story was that I could customize my rig to work in each situation. In the clubs I often had very little room to work, so I mounted my camera on some short 15mm rods and handles. When working outside, I mounted the shoulder pad back on to my rig for more stability. I love this camera more and more each time I go out to shoot. I'm feeling really comfortable with it now that I've got a rig that I'm somewhat happy with and I can customize to the situation.

Love the blog, keep up the great work highlighting great info and videos for us.”

Unfortunately, we don't have the rights to show you the video, but pop over to the NYT site to see Zach's work. But here's a snap that Zach sent us!

Canon EOS 5D Mark II shoots in the dark

Photo courtesy of Zach Wise

(Photo credit: snap from the video)



  1. Great story. This is what I like to see, real world run and gun shooting. We’ve had limited exposure to the HDSLRs at Tampa Freelance Videography because the clients see it as a specialty tool. Zach Wise does great at showing the versatility of the camera. I believe he’s right, it gets easier each time.

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