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Canon 5D Mark II

The Canon USA store has several Canon EOS bodies at 15% and 20% off its regular refurbished discounts. Deals include the 5D Mark II for $1,495 and the Rebel T4i for $512. Check them all out here at Canon USA.

The 15% and 20% off deals end May 25.

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Canon 5D Mark II Discontinued

The Canon 5D Mark II,one of the most disruptive cameras to ever sit on store shelves, has been officially discontinued by Canon. [click to continue…]

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Vello Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II

Vello Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II

Previously, I did a comparison review of battery grips for the Canon 5D Mark II – specifically, the Canon BG-E6 battery grip with third party grips from Zeikos (apparently, no longer available) and Vivitar.  My conclusion was that both of the third-party grips performed comparably to the more expensive Canon-branded grip.  As a supplement to that review, I’m casting the Vello BG-C2 grip for the Canon 5D Mark II and the Vello BG-C4 battery grip for the Canon 7D into the comparison. [click to continue…]

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Canon 5D Mark II Price Drop

Now that the 5D Mark III is out for a whopping $3500, it looks like we’re gonna be seeing some price breaks on the 5D Mark II, which appears to remain in the lineup.

B&H currently has the 5D Mark II for only $2199 for the body only and $2999 for the 5D Mark II with the 24-105mm f/4L IS lens.

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Act of Valor

I waited patiently for a couple of years or so since I first heard about a Navy Seal movie Shane Hurlbut ASC was shooting on the Canon 5D Mark II.  I’ve read about how Shane lit night scenes with practicals, numerous mentions of his man-cam and helmet cam rigs, and how Zeiss lenses worked in tandem with the 5D Mark II for a big screen blockbuster.

It hit theaters yesterday.  And, I set out last night with a few friends to watch it.  I was not disappointed. [click to continue…]

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