It seems like ages ago when most pros were still shooting film, but actually it wasn't that far back in time. In 2005, Canon released the EOS 5D—a full-frame DSLR that many think turned the tide for skeptical photogs still doubting what digital could do. The B&H Insights blog has a brief history of why that camera was…
The Drobo family of products are generally respected amongst professionals and tech nerds, but the one complaint was that the dynamic storage arrays were too slow. Drobo listened, and now they're answering back with the Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini, two devices designed to handle the most demanding of file transfers.
The last time we heard from Crisis Lab, they were shooting video of strippers dancing in the dark to test the Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800. Now they're back with another absurdist comparison of the two mammoth DSLRs, closely analyzing how well the beasts photograph in low-light conditions. As before, the video…
James Cameron wants everyone to adopt "5-D," a term coined by the film and television industry to describe shooting in 2-D and 3-D simultaneously.
I wonder how this happened. Did a bunch of Chinese businessmen desecrate this Canon 5D Mark II for kicks or were they jonesing for some cigs and had nothing but this used camera lying around?
In a quest to document daily life in the notoriously secretive North Korea, Steve Gong managed to capture video footage inside the country without anyone noticing. How'd he do it? Well, North Korean's don't know the Canon 5D records video.
Armed with gloves, a backpack, and a healthy appreciation for the deadliness of the third rail, urban historian Steven Duncan and videographer Andrew Wonder explore the Undercity. This is the hidden New York. And it's beautiful.
Hopefully this lovely Canon EOS 5D Mark II was really broken beyond repair before its owner decided to use it as a fire-breathing practice target.
Have you seen this incredible Levi's viral ad? A person walks coast-to-coast across America in stop motion. It's basically a commercial, but the effect is genuine. A group of guys traveled across the US, grabbing one shot at a time:
PSA: Next time you're snappin' shots at a show, keep in mind that your swanky DSLR's sensor might not get along so well with that radical laser light show. Vimeo user Agua learned this the hard way.
Wow, the House (great show, btw) season finale was shot entirely on a Canon 5D Mark II. You think that the HD video quality of dSLRs is challenging pro video and film gear yet?
Nobody is going to share the murky photos from the DSi's integrated camera, so why not hack a classic DS to become a controller for a dSLR?
Being a lomo user, photographer Hunter Richards's Canon 5D Mark II hack has totally made my Friday. Using a Russian lomo lens from the '80s with an adapter, he managed to create a beautifully-shot lomo film worthy of your attention.
Canon has already revealed that their EOS 5D Mark II would be getting 24fps 1080P, which is handy for transfers to film. But a new industry-focused meeting revealed the company would also add 60fps 720P support to the camera, which would be great for fast motion clips or half-speed slow motion. [Planet5D]
Everybody complaining in the 1D Mark IV comment thread that there won't be any more video firmware updates for the 5D Mark II is kinda wrong: Canon is enabling the 24fps and 25fps 1080p video recording that's found on the 7D and 1D Mark IV, bringing it about up to par. Update's due sometime next year, though no…