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Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012

Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012

Pay less!
The 5D Mark II will see price drops starting on March 4, 2012.

Waiting to get confirmation of what the drop will be, but it may get back down to the Christmas pricing of $1999.



5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]

5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]

Tons of information coming in about possibly the most anticipated camera of 2012 (sorry Nikon).

Announcement date of February 28, 2012?
I have received lots of emails saying that’ll be the announcement date. I cannot confirm it to 100% certainty, so for now it’s just a guess.

All the same specs are coming in. 22mp, 61pt af, 6.9fps. It could definitely take the spot of the 7D, if the previous rumor is true.

Late March or early April is the mentioned ship times for the camera. If this is true, there should be real solid leaks coming soon.

Where’s my megapixels?
A lot of people are wondering why 22mp is it, especially after Nikon announced their 36mp D800 last week. Canon’s Masaya Maeda had some interesting things to say about a large megapixel body.

…Regarding how Canon responds to the competition from Nikon’s D800 and the concern of the successor of 5D Mark II, Maeda indicates that although he cannot leak information about un-announced product, the way Canon develops new product is to satisfy the needs of professional photographers. For instance, the introduction of EOS-1D X is to satisfy professional photographers to photoshoot sports events like the Olympics, in terms of their requirement of high FPS and high image quality under high ISO settings. If Canon thinks the market wants the high resolution models such as the 30+ MP of Nikon’s D800, they can easily develop such products…

The bolded part of the above quote basically translates to, “we have one, give us a bit to tear a D800 apart and make sure ours is better”.

I still want a 5D2!
There has also been a few suggestions that the 5D Mark II could remain current, even after a perceived replacement is announced.




New Magic Lantern Unified Running on the 5D Mark II

Magic Lantern Unified
EOSHD – “A quick test of the beta version of Magic Lantern Unified. This ports all the latest Magic Lantern features including HDR Video, easy to use menus and AF based follow focus to the 5D Mark II.”

More Info at Planet5D (video) &  EOSHD (video below)

5D Mark II Bundle @ B&H $1999



5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting

5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting

From Canon USA
Canon USAs site is showing download links to a new 5D Mark II firmware. Version 2.1.1. At the time of posting this, the download links do not work.

No release notes as to what the firmware will fix/add.

thanks Victor



Make Your 5D Mark II Infrared

Make Your 5D Mark II Infrared

When you get your 5D Mark III…..
Why not convert your 5D Mark II to an infrared camera?

Keith over at Northlight has been using an infrared 5D Mark II for a while now gives his thoughts with examples about the medium

Well it takes practice to get consistently good results. Focus needs care and it helps to bracket exposures to allow for the variable amounts of IR light in a scene compared to what you can see.

The ‘creative’ aspects of IR photography are more difficult to pin down from my own point of view.

There is that initial burst of enthusiasm for something different – that urge to explore and see just what you can do.

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