Buy.com has the Canon 5D Mark II in stock for $2279 with free shipping. It’s $2499 at most other retailers right now – although B&H Photo is giving $500 worth of video production Red Giant software with the 5D Mark II at that price, which probably makes the B&H deal worth it if you are going to be doing any serious amount of video shooting with it.
A week or two ago, Canon USA had refurbished Canon 5D Mark II’s for $1999. They sold out pretty quick.
There are also a number of refurbished Speedlites and lenses available direct from Canon USA.
Heads up to everyone who wants to get more into HDSLR video capture – Gale Tattersall is on CreativeLIVE this weekend with a full 3-days of HDSLR instruction. If you aren’t familiar with the name, Tattersall is the Director of Photography for House. He shot the House season finale last year with the 5D Mark II.
The XP-DV-CH features a regulated 7.9v battery paddle (LP-E6 type) and an inline female p-tap connector for 12vdc, housed in an enclosure. It also includes both red and green LED indication to display battery power status. The cable can be used in association with a Switronix accessory or used solo with a PRO-X series lithium-ion battery product.
More details on Switronix’s website.
Philip Bloom has put together a handy little real-world comparison of the latest “big-chip” camcorders. If you’ve been wondering how this evolution from the HDSLR boom has been going, this is a pretty informative video that mixes in footage from the Sony FS100, Sony F3, Panasonic AF100 and the Canon 5D Mark II.
Check it out below. [Read more…]