Shooting in the Stratosphere with the Canon 5D Mark II and RED One

Red Bull Stratos is a mission to make the highest free-fall jump in history.  Felix Baumgartner will jump from 120,000-feet (22.7 miles) above the earth and it will be captured from a variety of angles.

To make this happen some of the cameras are modified to deal with the extreme cold and some are encased in nitrogen-filled housings.  Among the gear featured in the above BTS video are several RED One cameras, Canon 5D Mark IIs, Canon EF-S 10-22mm lenses (mounted on the RED One’s) and Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lenses (mounted on the 5D2’s).

Canon is finally getting a trip to space in spite of NASA’s long history with Nikon.

[via PetaPixel]

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