5d mark ii

Amazing Time Lapse of Paris

by on August 30, 2012

in Video

Mayeul Akpovi shot this incredible moving time lapse of Paris.  The video is a culmination of 3000 images captured with a 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III.

The the moving shots, he physically picked up the tripod and moved it for each shot.  The resulting parallax created a beautiful dolly-esque camera move it what feels like an impossible time lapse of these great Paris scenes.

Lenses used include the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Fisheye, Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD, along with a range of ND2 to ND400 filters.

Thanks for sending this in Mayeul.  You can check out more of Mayeul’s work here on Vimeo.

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Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern team has released version 2.3 of its impressive Canon HDSLR enhanced firmware.  It’s reportedly more stable and more feature-packed than ever.

Magic Lantern v2.3 represents an important milestone – professionals from all around the world are already trusting it for their paid work. We can safely say it’s no longer a hack, but it’s strongly heading towards a solid piece of engineering that you can trust.

We have worked a lot on bug-fixing and usability improvements and we sincerely hope you will find it a great companion for all your shooting sessions – from hobbyist to professional.

Currently, Magic Lantern is available to those users who are willing to make a donation of $10 or more.  Beginning on August 13, 2012, it will be free for everyone to download. [click to continue…]

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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]

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Canon 5D Mark II

It looks like the Canon 5D Mark II has received a price drop of $120.  The normal price at B&H is now $2079 (down from $2199).  This is still a very competent camera and quite the bargain at this price.  Check it out with the price drop here at B&H Photo.

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Canon 5D Mark II

Canon USA has the 5D Mark II back in stock for $1759 refurbished (here’s the link to the 5D Mark II page).  It runs $2199 new.  These sell out on a weekly basis – usually within a matter of hours.

As usual, there are also several other refurbished Canon bodies and Speedlites and lenses available direct from Canon USA.

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Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Deal

Canon USA has the 5D Mark II back in stock for $1759 refurbished (here’s the link to the 5D Mark II page).  These sell out on a weekly basis – usually within a matter of hours.

As usual, there are also several other refurbished Canon bodies and Speedlites and lenses available direct from Canon USA.

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