Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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  1. bahubb

    bahubb TPF Noob!

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    Holy balls. That's all I really have to say. This camera has it ALL.

    21.1 Megapixels
    Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
    DIGIC 4 Image Processor
    ISO Range of 100-6400
    Live View shooting, Live View HD videos


    Please people take a look at this camera and tell me it doesn't instantly steal your heart. I'm in love with a camera!

    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=17662

    Take a look at the video made by professional photographer Vincet Laforet.

    http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?act=GetProductArticlesAct&productID=249&articleTypeID=225

    I'm definitely saving my pennies for this baby.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What rock have you been living under? :lol: ;)

    This was released over a month ago, that's when we all got excited. Well, some of us anyway.

    Some people are quite disappointed with this camera, or at least disapointed that Canon didn't make it as good as they could/should have.
     
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    *gives it a few posts before MP war! ;)*
    honestly even though its not got the AF, weathersealing and FPS that I desire for wildlife I am hooked on this camera. My only advantage is that by the time I can afford one the M3 will probably be out :)
     
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    Haha I've been out of the country in Costa Rica for the past year. That's why I was so ecstatic last night when I found out Canon had released the Mark II. I'm happy with the reviews it's received thus far. But I've never heard of the M3. I'm gonna research that right now :)
     
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    its not even mentioned yet!
    the M2 is hardly out yet - so its going to be a long while before we start hearing anything even remotly reliable about the camera - its just a measure of how long it will be before I am able to spend that sort of money on a body
     
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    Weather sealing kills it for me. I will say with the 1D and its small 1.3 sensor for now.
     
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    Speak to AlexB - he says his 5D even without weather sealing still does a good job and I would expect the 5DM2 to be made to a similar standard.
    I agree though , I still can't get why weathersealing is only on the 1D line bodies - it just makes no sense for a tool which is often out in the elements.
     
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    They do that so that people will spend $8k on the 1Ds MkIII. If they didn't withhold something they would lose all of their 1 series sales to rich amateurs. It stinks, but I wouldn't do it any differently if I were in charge of Canon.
     
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    AF points and speed fine
    FPS fine
    Buffer fine
    greater dynamic range fine
    but weathersealing not fine! Its just all the other points contribute to getting a better shot whilst weather sealing can be the defining point in getting the shot in the first place (ie encouraging people to shoot in the rain). Besides it would aid L lens sales since more people would be able to take advantage of the weather sealed apsect of such lenses
     
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    To tell you the truth I agree with Overread. It wouldn't be a smart move on Canon's part if the weathersealing feature was included, as much as we want to it be. But hey, we have many more reasons to be glad such a great camera was released. Instead of being pessimistic. Cup half full people!
    And also, at my skill level, with or without the weatherseal it wouldn't make a huge difference in my work.
     
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    Does the 5D II have the same weather sealing as the 40D/50D? Even that is an upgrade from the 'nothing' that the 30D & 5D had.

    I've had my 20D get absolutely soaked (in Costa Rica). The LCD even fogged up on the inside, but it never missed a beat and still works fine, years later. I wouldn't worry too much about it. And if it really is an issue, there are plenty of rain covers made specifically for SLR cameras & lenses.
     
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    The 5D MKII has weather sealing. It's not completely resistant and not as good as the 1d, but it's there.
     

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