Oct11th

Lens Wacking – detaching your lens for interesting video flare

Posted By planetmitch
Always looking for things that are different, we now bring you 'lens wacking' - and some of you may have done this back before we had the Canon EOS 5D Mark II manual control firmware and didn't know it was 'cool' LOL. Lens wacking is…
Oct10th

planetMitch interviewed by Tony Reale of NextWaveDV.com

Posted By planetmitch
This past Friday, I was interviewed by Tony Reale from NextWaveDV.com and I thought you might like to see the whole thing. Tony's been working on a project that we'll be featuring in a bit called HDSLR 101 and we're interested to see much more…
Oct9th

Using HDSLRs to save the environment?

Posted By planetmitch
One of the things that still amazes many of us about the HDSLR revolution is how it is helping to empower people - in this case, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) is helping Michael Fletcher to get the word out about an endangered…
Oct8th

Canon HDSLRs used on the set of TNT’s Memphis Beat

Posted By planetmitch
The revolution of movies, television shows and commercial production using Canon HDSLR cameras continue. Every day we find out about more and more shows that use the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) or the Canon EOS 7D (reviews) for part or all of the…
Oct8th

Rich Schleuning from Carl Zeiss – planet5D at PhotoCine EXPO 2010

Posted By planetmitch
Our friends from Carl Zeiss were at the photoCine Expo last week and we stopped in to have a little chat with Richard Schleuning while we were there. I also got to put a couple of their lenses on my Canon EOS 5D Mark II…
Oct6th

Daniel McElderry from CamCaddie.com – planet5D at PhotoCine EXPO 2010

Posted By planetmitch
We'd like to welcome a new advertiser to planet5D - CamCaddie! This past winter, we met Daniel at the meetup in Venice beach and we got to do an 'unboxing' video with the CamCaddie. We also got to visit with Daniel at the PhotoCine Expo.…
Oct6th

Snehal Patel from CanonBootCamp – planet5D at PhotoCine EXPO 2010

Posted By planetmitch
We finally got to meet Snehal Patel at the photoCine Expo 2010 - we've chatted back and forth via email several times and it was really good to finally sit down and chat. Snehal and his team are running CanonBootCamp.com and are offering regular HDSLR…
Oct6th

Sexy Disney Princesses in Canon EOS 5D Mark II vertical videos

Posted By planetmitch
planet5D was one of the first to feature vertical videos (and we think there's still a trend coming here) and now, we're going to show you "the Comic Con Sexy Disney Princess group" in a unique way - 7 side by side vertical videos all…
Oct5th

New two day HDSLR workshops by Kevin Shahinian & Joe Simon

Posted By planetmitch
Just added to the planet5D international HDSLR event calendar: Two new HDSLR workshops with very small class sizes taught by Kevin Shahinian & Joe Simon - right now with early bird pricing! These classes are detailed on the eventcinemaworkshop.com site with info about Cabo San…
Oct5th

One Day On Earth – a call to use your HDSLR to help document the world

Posted By planetmitch
UPDATE: Since this is coming up in about a week, we thought we'd republish this story to remind people about this interesting project and so you can get ready. Here's an update from the sponsors: A lot of exciting things have been happening since we…
Oct5th

Continuing PhotoCine coverage: FilmSourceLA rentals

Posted By planetmitch
We still have quite a few videos to process from the PhotoCine EXPO from a week ago. There's just so much news lately and we're trying to show it all to you! We met Sage from FilmSourceLA and talked for a few minutes. Here's the…
Oct4th

Canon EOS 5D Mark II video from a 102 year old lens – a Blast from the past!

Posted By planetmitch
A couple of weeks ago, we showed off some amazing photos taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) and a 102 year old 35mm Wollensak Cinema lens that were shot by Timur Civan. Today, we're very honored to show you the world premiere…
Oct2nd

Incredible 52 Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera “Matrix” surfing setup!

Posted By planetmitch
We've seen some pretty incredible stuff lately, but how about this set up of 52 Canon EOS 5D Mark II (we've been notified that they're NOT 5D2s) cameras working together to make a "Matrix" like movie move for the Rip Curl surfing site? Stunning! I've…
Oct1st

The difference between the full frame and crop sensors

Posted By planetmitch
The other day, Philip Bloom tweeted the video below which was shot by Mike Collins (whom I met at the Canon EXPO) showing the difference between the full frame Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) and the 1.6 crop factor Canon EOS 7D (reviews) using…
Sep30th

PhotoCine EXPO 2010 Wrap-up

Posted By planetmitch
We're not finished with posting videos and interviews from the Expo, but we thought we should get out our wrap-up of the PhotoCine EXPO 2010. Here are the notes I made during the trip as well as some additional videos and blog posts that have…
Sep29th

Confirmed: Iron Man 2 uses Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs for racing scenes

Posted By planetmitch
Back in 2009, there were many rumors that the crew on Iron Man 2 had used the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) for some scenes, now, Broadcast Engineering (found via petaPixel) has posted more info from the DP Matthew Libatique in their story "Canon…