Breathtaking Underwater Creation Captured with the Canon 1D X Mark II

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From the “I wish I had the new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II” department comes this stunningly beautiful video.

I had my hands on a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II several weeks before they started shipping and it was a dream to work with – tho I couldn't put a card in and walk around shooting anything.

**Note, if you want to buy one for me or contribute towards my goal of having one, let me know and I'll set up a kickstarter or goFundMe or something LOL **

I was astounded at the speed of the autofocus and I marveled at the red focus marks on the screen – something I'm praying the 5D4 has included.

Also on the downside, I am still dumbfounded that Canon put a touch screen on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II but crippled it by only letting you use it in liveView to select the focus point while filming. Great feature don't get me wrong, but why not allow touch screen in all functions?

Anyway, marvel at this beautiful video. I especially loved the last macro bits. Beautiful work!

Related: Beautiful underwater macro timelapse

Rolling in the Deep – Mabini – 4k – Canon 1dx Mark II Underwater

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The Rolling in the Deep series takes us to Mabini Philippines. Episode #7 is to show what type of animals and underwater scenery can be found in this region of the world. It is also to showcase the Canon 1dx Mark II video for wide and macro shots. Most shots were filmed at 60p and is being played back at 30p.

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR Camera

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR

Via B&H:


  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • Native ISO 51200, Expanded to ISO 409600
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Built-In GPS, CFast & CF Card Slots

Bringing the shooting speed and video capabilities required by professional multimedia image-makers, the EOS-1D X Mark II is the flagship model within Canon's DSLR lineup, and is characterized by its robust processing capabilities and ability to enable a high-end multimedia workflow. At the heart of the imaging system is a full-frame 20.2MP CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 6+ image processors, which contribute to fast continuous shooting rates up to 16 fps in live view, 14 fps with full-time AF and AE, and an expanded sensitivity range from ISO 50-409600.

The sensor and processor combination also avails DCI 4K video recording at 60 fps and Full HD 1080p recording at 120 fps, along with the ability to record on-board to a CFast 2.0 memory card, or uncompressed Full HD video can be saved via HDMI to an optional external recorder. Benefitting stills shooting is an apt 61-point High Density Reticular AF II system, which includes 41 cross-type points for a high degree of precision in varying light conditions, and video shooting is enhanced by Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which makes its first appearance in a full-frame sensor for smooth, quick, and controllable AF in live view. With a versatile set of imaging traits, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II takes its place as a high-performance tool for professional photographers and videographers alike.

Learn more and get the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at B&H.

(cover photo credit: snap from video)

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