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Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« on: May 11, 2012, 12:56:13 PM »
So they’re probably good enough for you!
Canon USA sent out a press release  talking about how the 5D Mark II & 7D were used to film stunt sequences on the somewhat popular Avengers movie that just came out.

With intense action and visual effects captured by the Canon cameras, “Marvel’s The Avengers” required close-quarter action work with unrepeatable stunts. “The 5D Mark II and the 7D digital SLR cameras produce excellent, cinema-worthy images. They are great for shooting additional angles that give film editors more options for creating powerfully immersive and kaleidoscopic views of action scenes,” explained the film’s cinematographer, Seamus McGarvey.

You can read the whole press release here.

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Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« on: May 11, 2012, 12:56:13 PM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 01:17:32 PM »
whenever I find myself complaining about my cameras I always try and think of the amazing things that people have done with them - I don't feel like complaining after knowing my gear has been used on movies like 127 hours / Avengers / Black Swan etc etc etc
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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 01:59:53 PM »

What exactly do you mean "somewhat" popular? That movie is already at $210 million at the box office after its first weekend and has 93% score on RT.
It is pretty amazing to see the capabilities of those two cameras and the kind of production value you can get out of them. I bet they don't obsess over sharpness and pixel-peep for 8 hours each day :P
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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 03:02:12 PM »


What exactly do you mean "somewhat" popular? That movie is already at $210 million at the box office after its first weekend and has 93% score on RT.
It is pretty amazing to see the capabilities of those two cameras and the kind of production value you can get out of them. I bet they don't obsess over sharpness and pixel-peep for 8 hours each day :P

Well said. In this scenario it's all about getting the job done. Can't see them checking out footage of brick walls for hour on end.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 03:12:02 PM »
What exactly do you mean "somewhat" popular? That movie is already at $210 million at the box office after its first weekend and has 93% score on RT.

That would be sarcasm sir. :)
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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012, 03:16:51 PM »
Probably using cine lenses that I couldn't even afford to smell. And THAT is what we call the rub.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 03:22:57 PM »
Its not the tool but the one welding the tool.  8)

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 03:22:57 PM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 03:24:28 PM »
What exactly do you mean "somewhat" popular? That movie is already at $210 million at the box office after its first weekend and has 93% score on RT.

That would be sarcasm sir. :)

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2012, 03:51:21 PM »
While amazing, I don't think that most of us bought our Canon SLR for their video capabilities. Didn't we?

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2012, 03:53:44 PM »
sure its used for the movies but they als did spend months editing the frames and spend  many many times the value of the camera on lighting swingarms and so on you operate it smoothly.

its like saying a seat ibiza is as fast as a ferrar (after spending 200 grand on aditional engine parts and manhours.) but if you personaly want the preformance of a ferrari you might asqwell directly buy the ferrari...

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2012, 04:02:25 PM »
While amazing, I don't think that most of us bought our Canon SLR for their video capabilities. Didn't we?

Exclusively why I bought my 60D and why I will be getting a 5DM3.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012, 04:05:36 PM »
Its not the tool but the one welding the tool.  8)

I sort of dislike when people say this. Sure, it's true up to a point, but the tools have limitations. Case in point, trying to make the best out of a 60D and kit lens, but indoor shooting just doesn't work. You suggest I use the tools I have? Or wouldn't a camera that can do better at higher ISO/a flash/a faster f/2.8 lens not be called for?


Doing video, I am sorry but you just do not get the same look out of the kit 18-135 lens that you will from a 70-200, 24-70, etc. And it's not just about the look, but performance. I need low light capabilities!

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 04:07:01 PM »
Canon. We're not the best, but we're good enough for you.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2012, 04:26:45 PM »
This same thread over on EOSHD somehow turned into a S___-talking match between the blog owner and Phil Bloom.  It's worth the price of admission. 

http://www.eoshd.com/comments/index.php/topic,710.0.html


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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2012, 05:14:25 PM »
Its not the tool but the one welding the tool.  8)

Don't weld your camera, it will never be the same.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II & 7D Good Enough for The Avengers
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