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…
Sep29th

More on the Redrock microEVF from PhotoCine Expo – UPDATED

Posted By planetmitch
As we posted from the floor of the photoCine Expo on Sunday, Redrock Micro announced their new microEVF and we did have our camera rolling while we were there at the show and here's what we captured about this new electronic viewfinder. UPDATE 10/4/2010 -…
Sep28th

Zacuto announces a new Electronic Viewfinder for the HDSLR market

Posted By planetmitch
Zacuto fires a shot in the HDSLR electronic viewfinder market by announcing their entry called the Z-Finder EVF and planet5D is the first to show it to you. The Zacuto Z-Finder EVF is a 3.2" monitor that you can also attach your Z-Finder to if…
Sep26th

Redrock Micro announces microEVF – a new electronic viewfinder

Posted By planetmitch
Redrock micro has given planet5D this exclusive preview - today, they're announcing a brand new electronic viewfinder for HDSLR cameras called the microEVF. They will be making a presentation of this new device this afternoon at 4pm at the photocine expo and we'll have video…
Sep23rd

Review: One Full Week with the Canon 60D

Posted By planetmitch
Friend of planet5D Nicole S. Young shared with us a new post on her blog (remember she was the first we were aware of to get her hands on a production Canon EOS 60D and blog about it) called "Review: One Full Week with the…
Sep23rd

Canon EOS 60D unboxing and quick review

Posted By planetmitch
@jj_orange has produced the first Canon EOS 60D unboxing that we've found. And like an earlier unboxing that JJ did, he's doing a side by side comparison with the Canon EOS 7D (reviews) at the same time as doing the unboxing. Canon EOS 60D unboxing…
Sep21st

Canon EOS 60D side by side with the Canon EOS 7D and Canon Rebel T2i/550D

Posted By planetmitch
Photokina has started and one of the first things I've found is this good side by side comparison of the Canon EOS 60D and the Canon EOS 7D (reviews) and the Canon Rebel T2i/550D (reviews) video by which.co.uk. Read their full Canon EOS 60D report.…
Sep21st

Cutting edge secrets from the Cardboard tank guys at photoCine Expo

Posted By planetmitch
This coming weekend in LA at the PhotoCine EXPO, the guys who brought you the Cardboard Warfare clip will be hosting a panel of cutting edge filmmakers who will share their secrets for achieving visual effects on shoestring budgets. And don't forget about the planet5D…
Sep20th

What do you get when you put a 102 year old lens on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II?

Posted By planetmitch
DP and photographer Timur Civan put a circa 1908 Wollensak 35mm F5.0 Cine-Velostigmat lens on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the results show some absolutely amazing photographs (and he's planning on doing some video as well - we can't wait to see that)…
Sep20th

Taking Canon EOS 7D footage from 60fps to 1000fps with Twixtor

Posted By planetmitch
@synapticlight showed us this cool usage of Canon EOS 7D (reviews) 60fps footage being slowed down even more via the program called Twixtor from Re:Vision Effects, Inc. 7D 1000 fps from Oton Bačar on Vimeo.7D slow motion test footage of my friend doing bmx tricks.Everything…
Sep18th

Canon EOS 60D first hand reports and videos start rolling in

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Tho we have given you a couple of early hands on reports on the Canon EOS 60D (Nicole's report, Den's report), more are coming in now and we're sure you would like to see them. First, we saw this report from Scott Bourne at photofocus.com…
Sep17th

planet5D coverage of IBC in Amsterdam

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Since we've gotten complaints about how boring our old (and we mean old!) reporter planetMitch is, we've hired a young pretty face to handle our coverage of major events. Today, we bring you Andrea Allen - whom we've stolen from the Vimeo staff - to…
Sep17th

Chuck Westfall from Canon Inc. talks with planet5D

Posted By planetmitch
Canon's famous Chuck Westfall sat down with us at the Canon EXPO a few days ago - giving us as much time to chat as we wanted. It was quite a treat to sit down with someone with so much intimate knowledge of Canon's products…