Yosemite HD – Shot on the 5D Mark II

Here’s a nice timelapse short that further demonstrates that the 5D Mark II (even after it’s recent price drop) has still got it.  It’s worth hitting the full screen in HD for the 4 short minutes it takes.

This video is a collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. All timelapses were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 Lenses.

[via Planet5D]

Canon 5D Mark II Refurb. for $1759…Going Fast

Canon 5D Mark II Deal

Canon USA has the 5D Mark II for $1759 refurbished (here’s the link to the 5D Mark II page), along with some more deals on several other Canon bodies.  If you’ve been waiting on a deal for the 5D Mark II, you’d better move quick as these generally are only in stock for a day or less at a time.

There are also a number of refurbished Speedlites and lenses available direct from Canon USA.

Dave Hill Slow Motion BTS

Check out the above behind-the-scenes video of a recent Dave Hill commercial shoot for the Fiat Abarth.  Motion elements for the shoot were captured with the super slo-mo Phantom Flex and Phantom Gold cameras, while the stills were shot with the Canon 5D Mark II and Hasselblad H3D-50.

The DP behind the motion side of the shoot was Brandon Lippard, who also shot one of Doritos Crash the Superbowl winning commercials back it 2010.  Remember this one? [Read more...]

Varavon Armor Mini Rig and ProFinder Review

Varavon Armor Mini

The Varavon Armor Mini Rig and ProFinder are available for HDSLRs like the 5D Mark II and 7D.

The Armor Mini Rig is a slightly different take on some of the traditional HDSLR cages out there.  I’ve been using an Armor Mini Rig that Varavon sent me to check out with my 5D Mark II for a couple of months now.  In short, it’s a nice, affordable cage that can be a solid foundation for a decent rig. [Read more...]