Canon 5D Mark II for $2279 – Deal Alert

Canon 5D Mark II Deal

Canon 5D Mark II Deal on 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.


Refurb Canon 5D Mark II Back in Stock at $1999

Canon 5D Mark II

A week or two ago, Canon USA had refurbished Canon 5D Mark II’s for $1999. They sold out pretty quick.

They’re back in stock now (here’s the link to the 5D Mark II page), along with solid deals on several other Canon bodies.

There are also a number of refurbished Speedlites and lenses available direct from Canon USA.

Gale Tattersall on CreativeLIVE Talking HDSLR Workflow

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.

It’s free while running live and will be available for download afterwards for a fee.  Details about the program are here on CreativeLIVE.  The free live stream is here on CreativeLIVE.

Switronix Announces New Power Cable For Canon DSLRs

Switronix has unveiled a new power cable for Canon DSLRs using the LP-E6 battery type (currently, the 5D Mark II, 7D and 60D).

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 Tests the Sony FS100, F3 and Panasonic AF100

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…]