This Is Canon's Shockingly Rudimentary 5D Mark III Light Leak Fix

A few weeks ago, Canon confirmed that in certain extremely dark situations, the excellent 5D Mark III's LCD's backlight leaked light onto the camera's auto-exposure sensor. Oh no! Our friends at took apart one of the newly fixed models—and the solution is so simple we can't believe it works. » 5/02/12 4:40pm 5/02/12 4:40pm

Canon 5D Mark III Partial Teardown: Don't Try This At Home

After playing with the Canon 5D Mark III for the last few weeks, we've safely concluded that this is easily one of the best cameras to come out in years. Still, we're always down to learn more. Our friends at are giving us our first look at the camera's guts, revealing it's intelligent compact… » 4/12/12 9:37am 4/12/12 9:37am

Ask a Pro: How to Shoot an Awesome Music Video on a Rollercoaster…

How do you shoot a music video on a legendary Coney Island roller coaster? If you've got the budget, you could rent the ride for $6000 per day—double director Jeremy Johnstone's budget for the entire video shoot. » 9/09/11 11:30am 9/09/11 11:30am

No Budget Indie Film Has Grossed $200K in iTunes Sales

Here's a story that everyone will love, except Hollywood. An Indie film, made with absolutely no money and a DSLR camera, has grossed over $200,000 and climbed into iTunes Top 100 Movies. » 7/21/11 11:31pm 7/21/11 11:31pm

How to Transfer 8mm Footage to a Canon DSLR in Real Time

Wrap your head around photographer James Miller's tutorial, and you're half-way to transferring dusty reels of 8mm family videos to digital. Of course, you could always pay someone to scan frames for you, but Miller's way is a lot more affordable—you just need a certain amount of tech nous and equipment. » 3/17/11 7:20am 3/17/11 7:20am

One Man Captured Secret Video in North Korea and Lived to Blog About It

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. » 3/14/11 10:00pm 3/14/11 10:00pm

Setting A Canon EOS 5D Mark II On Fire For No Real Reason

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. » 8/26/10 12:40am 8/26/10 12:40am

How a DSLR, Protractor and Tape Measure Filmed One Man Walking America

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: » 7/26/10 1:40pm 7/26/10 1:40pm

Laser Light Show Burns a DSLR Sensor

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. » 7/26/10 1:00pm 7/26/10 1:00pm

How To Use Your Canon DSLR As A Webcam

If the Canon EOS 5D Mark II was good enough to film the entire season finale of House on, there it should be more than adequate to use as a Skype webcam. But how? » 6/07/10 8:00pm 6/07/10 8:00pm

Vintage Lomo Lenses Attached To Canon 5D Mark II Create The Most…

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. » 2/05/10 1:40pm 2/05/10 1:40pm

Canon 5D Time Lapse Video Is Perfect Viewing Material for Lazy Sunday…

This time lapse video out of Japan (Mt. Fuji, Iwate Prefecture, et al) enhances my calm while upholding my personal belief that HD video on DSLRs is one of the best things to happen to cameras in recent history. » 12/13/09 12:00pm 12/13/09 12:00pm

It's Official: The Canon 5D Mk II Will Turn Us All Into Professional…

Yeah, sure, it was cool to see a professional photographer spin HD video gold from the Canon 5D Mark II. But that guy is famous, had a mountain of equipment, a crew, and a freaking helicopter. Not so for the humble photographer and videographer at Akihabara News, who took the 5D, a few days and a laptop to shoot and… » 11/06/08 6:52am 11/06/08 6:52am

RED Teases Nov 13th Announcement With Cryptic Renders, More Hyperbole

RED CEO Jim Jannard is either an incredible visionary or prone to serial exaggeration » 11/03/08 7:24am 11/03/08 7:24am. Just yesterday, he deigned to visit the RED forums, promising that "[RED is] doing things we never thought possible... When we do post, it will be very obvious why we needed a bit more time to 'spill the beans'." As a teaser, he…

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Gets Spotted Bigfoot Style

Found in the depths of some German forum, a DPreview member says these pictures are for the yet-to-be-announced Canon EOS 5D Mark II. No real details to this camera other than the fact that it's going to replace the 5D (obviously). See the back after the jump, but don't expect a "make me a professional photographer"… » 7/06/07 6:59pm 7/06/07 6:59pm