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Pro's who use 5D MkII
« on: December 03, 2012, 05:30:55 AM »
Hello all,
Im trying to convince my talented photographer friend to switch from her outdated Olympus dslr to a Canon 5D Mark II (She cant afford the extra for the MkIII).
Here simple question was "do professionals use the MkII?".
I said lots and jumped on google but found it impossible to find a list of famous professionals who currently or recently used this camera.
So if you know of any please reply with name and link to they're site if possible and I'll compile a list :D

Cheers
Stu

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« on: December 03, 2012, 05:30:55 AM »

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Re: Pro's who use 5D MkII
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 06:30:10 AM »
Pete Souza, official White House photographer, used the 5D Mark II until recently. It was the first digital SLR used for an official presidential photo

(The President himself has been seen using the camera, putting him in the same company as Madonna, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers :D)

Quoting Jeff Ascough: The number of truly brilliant photographers across the globe that use the camera daily in all sorts of disciplines and locations is testament to how good a camera it is. I have used a pair of 5D Mark II’s since launch date in 2008 and I had a pre-production camera before that. It is small, light, well-built and has the best files from any camera. Period.
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Re: Pro's who use 5D MkII
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 06:35:57 AM »
Klaus Esser from Düsseldorf is using a MKII for his 360* Panoramas:
http://www.360impressions.de/AuswAlle.html
klick on the Image and to enter the Panorama klick on "zur interaktiven Tour"

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 06:38:44 AM »
The_Limper posted a link to Reuters pictures of the year, not only almost all are made with Canons, but you'll see a lot are made with 5D2s or 5D3s.

http://blogs.reuters.com/fullfocus/2012/11/30/best-photos-of-the-year-2012/#a=1

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 06:39:48 AM »
It is funny to me that a camera chosen for the official presidential portrait is evaluated not even 4 years later for pro-worthiness.  :P

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 06:54:43 AM »
Awesome. Thank you

Keep em coming

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Re: Pro's who use 5D MkII
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 11:54:56 AM »
Vincent Laforet used one of course (along with all other Canon bodies).  Of course most successful professionals have surely upgraded by now, but it's without a doubt a professional camera and an absolute steal at the used prices it's been selling for recently.
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 11:54:56 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012, 07:34:29 PM »
Totally agree. Just need to convinve my friend who isnt a tech head   ::)

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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012, 08:30:18 PM »
Totally agree. Just need to convinve my friend who isnt a tech head   ::)
It would probably faster to show her the list of pros that use olympus....
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Re: Pro's who use 5D MkII
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2012, 09:14:58 PM »
Vincent Laforet used one of course (along with all other Canon bodies).  Of course most successful professionals have surely upgraded by now, but it's without a doubt a professional camera and an absolute steal at the used prices it's been selling for recently.
I'm trying to remember if it's him or Shane Halibut that won't upgrade to the 5DIII because they say the video is the exact same and its not worth the extra price for them. But yeah, the 5dII was used to shoot a theatrically released movie: Act of Valor

It would probably faster to show her the list of pros that use olympus....
hahaha

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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 05:13:19 AM »
Not exactly about photography, but the 5d2 and 7d were used to shoot some scenes on the movies Avengers and Captain America.

http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2174309/canons-hdslrs-set-marvels-avengers

If it's good enough for Hollywood mega prods.......
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Re: Pro's who use 5D MkII
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2012, 07:45:50 AM »
You haven't mentioned what your photographer friend shoots (subject). For a camera that is brilliant out in the field, the Oly pro DSLR's are hard to beat, especially coupled with their SHG optics. I never dust-spotted a singe image from 2003-2010 (over 500,000 images shot), with travels around the country and Europe including some very dusty race tracks.
We switched over to Canon in the fall of 2010, as I was doing the majority of in-studio work as well as needing the capabilities of tilt-shift lenses. Dust is a major issue on my 1Ds MkIII & 5D MkII, especially when shooting for catalog with smaller apertures on plain backgrounds.
Just remember, it's just a tool, and getting the right one for the job at hand is the priority, no matter the make! If I had the extra money, I would add an E-5 and a handful of lenses in a heartbeat for my travel and inclement weather work.

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Re: Pro's who use 5D MkII
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 09:06:03 AM »
The_Limper posted a link to Reuters pictures of the year, not only almost all are made with Canons, but you'll see a lot are made with 5D2s or 5D3s.

http://blogs.reuters.com/fullfocus/2012/11/30/best-photos-of-the-year-2012/#a=1

Quite a testament to the Canon lineup.

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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 09:06:03 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012, 04:30:57 PM »
Stan she shoots products and landscapes.
I think its a middle of the range Olympus about 3yrs old. I know its 2 x crop and it does take a decent photo.

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Re: Pro's who use 5D MkII
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 04:44:15 PM »
The psychologist in me says Stu wants his friend to get a mkii so he can get to play with it........... :)

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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 04:44:15 PM »