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EOS 5D MkII

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We thought the Canon 5D Mark II was never going to be as big a deal as its predecessor, the now classic, 5D Mark I which allowed a whole generation of digital photographers the use of a full frame DSLR at a price that they could (just) afford. But actually it has been a benchmark camera in a few different ways. The low noise at high ISO has meant amateurs and professionals alike have been leaving tripods at home and getting great results in situations where flash would have previously been the only option. One of the big surprises is the video capability of the 5D Mark II which has now reached cult status, the camera now being the fashionable tool for shooting everything from drama to documentaries. Where the 5D still falls down slightly is it's focusing in low-light and (stills) frame rate. The 5D Mark II still provides excellent value for money for all photographers and wonderfully smooth and toned full frame images.

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lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014031 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17/09/2010 - 12:51 pm

I have been using the 5DII for a year now and am still continually surprised at the fantastic quality of images it produces

Doug_Jackson
12/10/2010 - 6:59 pm

As a professional photographer I've been using a 5D mark II for almost a year and a half. It produces excellent quality imaging, resolves white balance very well and has life changing low noise at high ISO. I've been using Canon 1D's and top prosumer cameras for many years and the 5D Mark II redefined what an acceptable ISO level was for both print and web use. It's a robust enough little body although I've had problems with grip.
All in all it still offers full-frame and fine features for not very much money. Like it's predecessor what sadly lets it down are low - light focussing and a slow frame rate of 3-4fps.

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