Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon D90: Accessorized for Video

It was only a matter of time until some industrious company stepped in and filled this niche.  Redrock Micro “Redrock Micro designs and sells a line of high quality cinema accessories for independent filmmakers, film educators and students, and budget-conscious moviemakers” and has just upped the ante for the mainstay of DSLR accessory makers that have been resting on their fat laurels.

The above contraption is a video platform designed to the specs and functionalities of our two video-capable DSLRs, the Canon 5D Mark II and the Nikon D90.  So, what’s it do?

Redrock accessories for video DSLRs transform video DSLRs into production-ready cinema solutions by providing:

  • Rock-solid 15mm support system
  • Follow focus for accurate and repeatable focusing
  • Swing-away mattebox for light management and easy access to changing lenses
  • Shoulder mount and handgrips for steady handheld use
  • Support cage for enhanced stability and low angle shot

[via Redrock Micro]

Canon 5D Mark II Available for Pre-Order

Several trusted online vendors already have the Canon 5D Mark II available for pre-order.  Here’s the rundown:

Canon 5D Mark II (body only) – Amazon.com

Canon 5D Mark II w/ 24-105mm L lens – Amazon.com

Canon 5D Mark II (body only) – Adorama

Canon 5D Mark II w/ 24-105mm L lens – Adorama

Canon 5D Mark II (body only) – Ritz Camera

Stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II Reviews and Resources for the latest.

Canon 5D Mark II Announced

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

After a three year life, the Canon 5D has finally been replaced.  Canon has, after much anticipation and rumors, announced the Canon 5D Mark II.  The 5D Mark II follows in the formidable foot steps of its predecessor with a full frame sensor, which packs in 21.1 megapixels and features sensitivity settings up to ISO 25,600.

Key Features

  • New 21.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with improved EOS Integrated Cleaning System (E.I.C.S.)
  • New Full HD 1080 resolution movie recording
  • 3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
  • High performance DIGIC 4 providing superb image quality
  • Maximum 310 large JPEG images in a single burst with a UDMA card
  • 3.0″ VGA (920k dots) Clear View LCD
  • ISO 100-6400 (expansion from 50 up to 25,600)
  • 9 AF points + 6 Assist AF points

For the full feature list and additional info, check out the press release below.  For the latest news, reviews and pre-order information, stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II Reviews and Resources. [Read more...]

Canon Teaser Updated, Getting Old Now

Canon has updated it’s teaser for the 5D Mark II yet again. Nothing groundbreaking, just a little more light and now you can make out the word “Canon” for sure on the new camera.

In an almost interesting point, the Japanese version of the teaser appears to be revealing a “5″ behind the camera. Here’s the series of images from the Japanese teaser:

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

And here’s the final image with levels lifted a bit to show off what we think is the “5″ and additional features that Canon hasn’t colored over on the camera itself.

Do you think 5 phases of this teaser will be enough for the Canon 5D Mark II?

Are you bored, excited or simply indifferent with regard to Canon’s teaser?

Canon 5D Mark II Specs Update

Rumors continue to flourish on the Canon 5D Mark II specs. EOS Numerique is reporting that they’ve got the downlow on the true Canon 5D Mark II specifiations, which are as follows:

  • CMOS sensor 24X36 24 MP
  • ISO 25600
  • New battery with recognition of the autonomy
  • New grip BG E-6
  • DIGIC IV
  • Case in magnesium alloy
  • Live View
  • Movie Mode
  • Integrated Cleaning System
  • Compatible EF lenses and Speedlite EX

Additionally, EN is confirming the announcement date of September 17th.

For the latest word on the Canon 5D Mark II, stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II page.

Canon 5D Replacement Confirmed (Almost)


Cnet Asia is reporting that they’ve all but confirmed Canon’s release of a follow up to the Canon 5D later this month directly from the horse’s mouth.

We have word from Canon that it will be unveiling a new dSLR later this month. While the company didn’t indicate which unit it will be, it did mention to us that it will replace a “long overdue model”.

For the latest word on the Canon 5D Mark II, stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II page.