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. [Read more…]
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.
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. [Read more…]