Canon 5D Mark II Samples at PhotographyBLOG

PhotographyBLOG has published several sample photos and videos taken with the brand new Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera.  There are 30 full-sized JPEGs, 6 RAWs and 2 videos available for download.

Click here to check them out.

For the latest news and reviews on the 5D Mark II, be sure to stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II Reviews and Resources.

Canon 5D Mark II Hands-On at Digital Rev

Digital Rev has posted a hands-on review of the Canon 5D Mark II with some interesting sample shots that show off the high-ISO capabilities.

Whether you were thrilled with the idea of the HD movie recording or not, one thing is for sure and that’s the Canon EOS 5D Mark II has improved over its formidable predecessor and offers solid performance as a semi-pro camera.

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

New Vincent Laforet Video with the Canon 5D Mark II

Vincent Laforet has posted another video shot with the Canon 5D Mark II. Clearly, Laforet has developed a fondness for this new camera:

And I will admit this camera has brought me back the closest to the feeling I had at the age of 15 when I had my first camera and a few rolls of Tri-X to burn through. Simply put – it’s so much fun and pure.

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

Canon 5D Mark II – The Arrival

It’s here.

The Canon 5D Mark II has shipped from Canon and the floodgates are open with photographers around the world trying to find one in stock.

Here’s the list of retailers that you can try online.

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

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) – B&H Photo

Canon 5D Mark II w/ 24-105mm L lens – B&H Photo

Don’t expect it to ship tomorrow if you haven’t pre-ordered it yet.  You may be waiting awhile.  However, you can bet that Canon is pushing these out the door as fast as they can pick them up off the assembly line.

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

Canon 5D Mark II Ships Tuesday, Nov. 25th

I just confirmed with Chuck Westfall via email that the Canon 5D Mark II will ship tomorrow, Tuesday, November 25th to US retailers:

Hi, Eric:

Canon USA will begin dealer shipments of the EOS 5D Mark II camera tomorrow, November 25th. Delivery schedules in other countries may vary.

Best Regards,

Chuck Westfall
Technical Advisor/Professional Products Marketing Division
Consumer Imaging Group/Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Expect those pre-orders to start rolling in by the end of the week folks.  The wait is finally over.

Keep your eyes on these links for availability:

Canon 5D Mark II (body only) – Ritz Camera – Still Taking Pre-Orders

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

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

Canon 5D Mark II Video by Dan Chung


Canon EOS5DmkII, One night in Beijing. from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Here’s some more video from a 5D Mark II – this time a store-bought production model. Again, it’s very pretty video; however, the stutter in the panning has bothered me since the first video samples came out. Anybody else see this as a problem?

Details on the video:

Video filmed by Guardian photographer Dan Chung entirely on a production Canon EOS5DmkII and adapted Nikon and Zeiss lenses using manual focus. The camera was purchased to use solely as a video camera with existing Nikon kit.

The film was shot an edited in about twelve hours directly after picking the camera up from a Beijing camera store and charging the battery.

Lenses used are:
Nikon 17-35 f2.8
Nikon 80-200 f2.8
Nikon 85mm f2.8 shift lens
Nikon 16mm f2.8 fisheye

Zeiss/Contax 85mm f1.4

[Vimeo via Neutral Day]

Canon 5D Mark II Hands-On at Digital Pro Talk

David Ziser over at Digital Pro Talk has a nice hands-on account of 8 hours with the Canon 5D Mark II.

I can’t wait to permanently get my hands on this baby. The phenomenally high ISO capabilities promise some unbelievable benefits especially to us event shooters.

Follow more news and reviews on Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II Reviews and Resources.

Zacuto Joins Pro Video Scene for Nikon D90 and Canon 5D Mark II

Zacuto is another (remember Redrock?) video accessory maker that has joined the trend of pimping out your DSLR for video use.  By the way, did you see the latest Canon videos?  The Reverie video is back, as well as a wedding video – both with the 5D Mark II.

Zacuto has got kits designed specifically for the new Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon D90.  Don’t expect them to go for the price of a nice tripod though (no prices listed yet for the DSLR mounts).  One of the other base model kits, the DOF Docu Baseplate Kit, goes for a meager $1216.  Granted, that may be a bargain in video world, but pulling in traditional photographers at those prices may be a tough sell.

It’ll be interesting to see how well these accessories are received among photographers (or budding videographers).  What do you think?  Is there a Zacuto mount on your Christmas list now?