Archive for the ‘5D2’ Category

Jul
10
2015

10 Years of Canon 5D’s and the World Sure Looks Different

I’m going to take a break and step down from my, “Canon-disappointment” Soapbox and instead just go ahead and let them have their moment. Canon is currently celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their EOS 5D line. [adrotate group="6"]Despite what I may or may not…
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Jun
1
2015

Credit Where Credit’s Due: The Canon EOS 5D Really DID Change the Industry

Introduced 10 years ago, the Canon EOS 5D – and most especially the Canon EOS 5D Mark II that succeeded it – can rightfully take its place among other iconic machines ranging from the Leica M to the Porsche 911 and the Apple Mac. The…
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Apr
7
2015

Magic Lantern Boots Linux on Canon DSLR’s? Really?

Now we know what it feels like when someone writes something on April Fool’s Day and we can’t tell whether it’s true or not. You don’t mess with the Zohan, and you don’t mess with Magic Lantern on April 1st. We saw the post, but we…
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Mar
18
2015

‘Treasures of Zakynthos’: A Sunlit, Azure-Skied 4K Time-lapse Treasure

It took four trips, 840 hours, 28days, 2000km of local travel, 150 time-lapse sequences, 3TB of footage, 380 hours of post-production, 100 kg of equipment, five Canon DLSRs, a collection of Samyang and Canon L lenses, and a DitoGear Evolution slider, for Polish director of photography…
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Mar
13
2015

Megapixels or Dynamic Range? If You Could Have More of Only One…

JP Danko posted a piece over at DIY Photography which prompted me to reformulate his question into something more understandable for the marketing guys at the big camera companies: which would be a more exciting upgrade for you, dear planet5D reader -- from 24mp to…
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Nov
24
2014

Australian DP Anthony Jennings Shoots Romance Feature ‘Love Is Now’ on Nikon D810 DSLR

Love is Now, the first Australian feature film to be shot on DSLR cameras, is about to hit the cinemas early December and Lexy Savvides of CNET’s Sydney office interviewed cinematographer Anthony Jennings about how he did it.[adrotate group="6"] Shooting a feature film on a…
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Nov
15
2014

Happy 6th Birthday planet5D! A historical look at the DSLR Video Revolution

planetMitch note: This is great DSLR Video history written by Hugh - I'll have a post on Monday with more details about the planet5D history... Cue up the opening seconds of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: “It was 20 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the…
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Oct
14
2014

Voigtlander Nokton Lens Review: Depth of Field Debate is Over

High image quality, shallow depth of field and smooth focus pulls are now possible from native Micro Four Thirds lenses, courtesy of the Voigtlander Nokton f/0.95 lenses. And with SLR Magic and Zhongyi Optics with its Mitakon line rapidly following suit (and both SLR Magic and Voigtlander…
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Aug
18
2014

5D Mk II and Brooklyn meet GROUND HOG DAY in A TRUNCATED STORY OF INFINITY

planet5D reader Paul Trillo reintroduced us to a sweet-natured, humorous and slightly mind-bending short he did in 2012 with a Canon 5D Mk II. [adrotate group="6"] Neither the fact that I was born and raised in Brooklyn until the age of 7, nor that my oldest…
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Aug
14
2014

Top 10 Things to Know About Magic Lantern Hack for Canon DSLRs

We all love ‘em: top 10 lists. Herewith, my completely biased list of the 10 most important things you need to know about Magic Lantern (though not necessarily in order). 1. Audio monitoring This was the primary reason I first tried Magic Lantern with my…
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