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Canon's 2nd generation, high-end full frame digital SLR camera, released in 2008.

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Canon 6D lensflare

My new camera Canon 6D show this lensflare (raw or jpeg) in all the photos with this lens (Canon 50mm 1.8) or with the Samyang 16mm 2.8 (which I returned for judging what was defective). The lensflare ...
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Thinking of upgrading my 550D, should I go for 7D or 5D? [duplicate]

Yep, I think this question has been asked quite a number of times, just thought I should ask based on what I need. I'm currently using a (close to) 4 year old 550D, so I was thinking it was time for ...
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What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II? [duplicate]

I am intermediate student on photography. I am intending to buy a full format Canon camera and I am between Canon 5D mark III and mark II. I would like to be able using ISO numbers of 800 or 1600 or ...
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Are the accounts of Canon 7D images getting less sharp after a lot of video shooting true?

I have had a few accounts of people telling that if you shoot (only a few hours of) video with Canon 7D / 5D Mark II, the quality of the pictures you take later becomes worse, due to the strain / ...
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Why can't I find the flash settings menu on my Canon 5d Mark II anymore?

I have 5d mark ii and 580EX ii, the flash menu was available on the cam and used it for few days. Lately I can't find the menu anymore, I've tried several things and no positive results.
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Canon 5D Mk II shoots only 2.1 FPS burst instead of 3.9 claimed, why?

I've timed my 5D Mk II at 2.1 FPS during burst shooting, which is way lower than 3.9 FPS promised by Canon. The time of taking a shot does not depend on image quality / size, so I assume memory card ...
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Apply a modified camera profile when importing from a 5D-II to Lightroom

I am using a custom camera profile on my Canon 5D mkII where I bump saturation by one and decrease contrast by two. This is applied to JPEG files and not to the raw files which makes sense. Is there ...
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Why isn't my Canon Speedlite 580 working on my 5D Mark II?

I was shooting at night and my flash was working perfectly, all of a sudden I tried taking another picture and it stopped working. I was using it on ETTL mode, the pictures looked underexposed with no ...
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Canon 24-70mm 2.8f - Optimal aperture for sharper pictures

I always have trouble getting sharper images from my 24-70 lens. I have watched numerous YouTube videos to correct this and its improved but not completely corrected. I am going on a trip and don’t ...
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how to get canon eos-5d mark ii RAW files using USB cable and BYPASSING the eos utility

I had my CF-card reader die on me a few times (ie, it suddenly stopped working: instead of being recognised, and then allowign me to access the CF card, it was "cycling", ie appearing/disappearing ...
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5d mark 1 vs 5d mark 2

I never shoot video with my mk2. I only take portraits, no issue with slower shutter speeds etc. Pragmatically, what would be the main disadvantages of downgrading, in terms of output and image ...
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How significant is the difference between Canon 5D and Canon 5D Mark II when using the same lens at open aperture?

Recently I've asked about the difference between two lenses on open apertures: Why do two lenses with the same F-number give different amount of light? We realized that DSLRs gain the real ISO ...
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Webcam effect for Canon 5D Mark II

Is there any lens for a Canon 5D Mark II that can give the effect of a webcam? For webcam effect I mean: the subject can stay relatively close to the lens without barrel distorsion deep field I ...
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Thoughts on buying a used Canon 5D MK II? [duplicate]

Im a college student and I have been doing my best to teach myself everything about Photography and Videography. I currently have a Canon EOS RebelT2i and have had it for a while now. I feel pretty ...
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How to control both aperture and shutter speed for casual portraits

I took a number of ambient light portraits on Friday and I'm a little disappointed by the amount of motion blur (not camera shake) on parts of the subject. Altering the lighting was not an option. I ...
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Why do some people say to use 0.007 mm (approximate pixel size) for the CoC on a Canon 5DM2?

The 5DM2 pixel size is approximate 0.00645mm in size and so some people talk about using 0.007mm as the CoC. I think canon said once they use 0.035mm for DOF charts, full frame normal is 0.033mm, ...
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What causes blurred/non-sharp images taken of stable objects?

I know about two important reasons which are motioning or shaking camera/hands and dust and dirt on you lens but if you have fixed them and still you have blurred/non-sharp results, what can be the ...
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Should Canon 5D mk II autofocus be accurate enough for a f/1.2 lens?

What autofocus accuracy can be expected from an EOS 5DII or EOS 5DIII camera? I have an EOS 5DII with f/1.2 and f/1.4 lenses. I have a lot of problems getting consistent autofocus with these lenses. ...
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What housing should I get for the Canon 5D MkII?

I am a certified diver and a photographer too. My first experience in under water photography was taken with a cheap compact Canon Powershot G12 and its housing. It was a fantastic experience and my ...
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Why am I limited to 1/100th of a second or slower with 5D Mark II, 600EX-RT, and ST-E3-RT?

I'm fairly new to using flash in my photography, so I'm a bit of a beginner when it comes to the finer points. I have an ST-E3-RT transmitter on my 5D Mark II, and a 600EX-RT Speedlite set as a ...
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Grinding an RRS plate to fit new body

I have an L plate for the original 5D. I now have a 5DII. I see how it can fit with a bit of grinding, and read others have done it. Anyone know what is the best tools and such to use? Bench grinder ...
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What is the difference between canon 5D mark II and mark III?

Now I am using Canon 5D mark II, I want to upgrade my camera into Mark III. I want to know what is the difference between each them.
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Is there a wireless adapter for Canon 5D Mark II that will allow me to use the “EOS Remote app for iOS/Android”?

The new Canon 6D has a built-in wi-fi that enables photographers to use the EOS Remote app for iOS/Android. Is the 6D the only camera that can utilize this app? If not, what is the recommended ...
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What are the biggest pros & cons of the Canon 6D vs 5D mark II

I'm using the 50D at the moment and trying to enter the full frame digital world. I'm not considering the 5D mark 3 because it's out of budget, and no Nikons as I have a lens collection already in EF ...
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Why do my Cybersyncs fire my Sunpak flashes with the test button, but not the shutter release?

During wedding receptions, my Sunpak 383s fire very inconsistently. Every time I press the test button with the Cybersyncs, they fire every time. When I press the shutter button, they don't fire. ...
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Err 80 appears when I turn on my Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Recently when on holiday in Italy my 5DII stopped powering up. Turn the switch on and - nada. Pulling the battery and popping it back in brings the camera to life, however as soon as the camera goes ...
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Canon 5D Mark II, bracketed exposures with least number of steps to avoid camera shake?

I'm trying to devise a method where I can take more than just 3 bracketed exposures on the 5D Mark 2 while minimizing the steps to avoid moving or shaking the camera. This is my current procedure... ...
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Can I use the Canon 5D Mark II to playback edited video? [closed]

I love my Canon 5D MkII. The video that comes out of it has a fantastic quality. It also has an HDMI output that allows me to play 1080p footage on any modern HDTV. I shoot a lot of short 'shots' that ...
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I would like to bare open my Canon D-SLR. Which tools should I buy and use in order to get the best results?

By best results, I mean, not damaging the tiny screws or any other fragile part of the camera. I would like to be able to open it, and then close it again.
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Suitable lenses - Canon 5D Mark II

I have recently purchased a Canon 5D Mark II, which is quite a step up from my previous 450D. I am hoping to purchase some lenses that would be most versatile primarily for travelling photography ...
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What's the best fish eye lens money can buy for canon full frame body?

I'm looking for a fish eye lens to use with my 5d. The alternatives I can see are canon 8-15L f/4 and canon 15 f/2.8. Canon 15mm is a prime and it has a faster aperture, while 8-15 is an L lens. ...
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What old wide angle lens should I use for reverse macro?

I want to expirement with a reversed wide angle lens for high magnification photography. I would prefer an older lens where I can set the F-Stop manually on the lens itself. I use a Canon 5D Mark ...
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Which camera is better for wildlife photography (7D or 5D Mark II with tele converter)

I'm looking for a general purpose camera that can do almost any type of photography. The 5D Mark II is great for portraits and ultra-wide photography, but for wildlife photography, which is better, a ...
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Are the benefits of the Canon 5D MkIII significant enough over the 5D MkII to warrant the current price difference?

I've been looking at the Spec difference between the Canon 5D MkII & MkIII Cameras and I'm having a hard time justify the $1300 price difference between the basic body for both. They seem fairly ...
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Do full frame camera require more power than a crop sensor camera?

I had a Canon 60D and used to get around 800 to 1000 shots on full battery charge. I've now traded my 60D to a 5D Mark II and it looks like it requires a lot more power. Is this normal for a full ...
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Is the Canon 5D MKII with Canon EF 17-40 f4 L a good combination for interior real estate photography?

95% of my photography is real estate interiors - 5% being those propertys' exteriors. Most images are displayed on the web, some go to press, some to print - so good quality is required. I mainly ...
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Why do the 600D/7D sensors have more noise at high ISO than 5Dmk2 or 1Dmk4?

Hi I'm wondering why the high ISO performance in a 5Dmk2 or 1Dmk4 is so much better than a 600D or 7d? I've been trying to photograph the milky way galaxy and when I use an ISO of 6400 I have an ...
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Why is the focus selection button not working on this Canon 5D Mk II?

On my Canon 5D Mark II camera, if I press the focus selection button the focus points show on the top display and you can set the new focus point using the top wheel. On my friend's 5D Mk II, if I ...
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Why are my photos taking too much memory?

I have a Canon 5D mark II. The weirdest thing happened today. I was shooting with a 4 GB memory in Raw and Jpeg and was only able to shoot 34 pics. I looked at my settings and couldn't figure out what ...
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Is HyperSync possible with a flash on a PocketWizard Mini TT1?

I recently bought a PocketWizard Mini TT1 and a Flex TT5. When attaching a 430EX on the FlexTT5, I can set the shutter at 1/8000 and still get a correct exposure thanks to HyperSync. However, when ...
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How to use the safety shift custom function with a flash on a Canon 5D Mark II?

I do a lot of available light photography with f/1.2 and f/1.4 lenses. I use the "safety shift" mode (C.Fn I-6), which works great in combination with shutter priority mode (Tv). For example, I can ...
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How do I set my Canon 5D Mark ll shutter release back to operating with one click?

A guide set my Canon 5D Mark ll to require 2 clicks before the shutter releases so it wouldn't shake while shutter open. How do I get it back to 1 click?
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Which of these three prime lenses should I choose for my Canon 5D Mark II? [closed]

Which lens should I pick between the following, I'm after nice color / contrast: Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron-R Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Voigtländer 40mm f/2 Ultron SL II Anyone with experience with ...
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Can the Canon 5D Mark II be set to save exposure settings on auto power off?

I usually use my 5D mark II in manual mode, with auto power off enabled, but every time it auto powers off, my exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture, iso) are lost. It seems like there should be ...
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Does the Canon WFT-E4 support recording video directly into a usb hard drive?

Does anyone know if you can use a Canon 5Dmk2 + WFT-E4 to record 1080p HD footage directly into a USB hard drive? Even without having a CF card inside the camera? thanks in advance
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Why is depth of field different in live view vs. video recording on my Canon 5D?

I recently got a Canon 5DmkII. This weekend I was at the local high school football field playing with the camera and recording video. I set the camera down on the field, turned live view on, and ...
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So why does Canon 5D Mark II have a better video quality than Canon 60D?

Assuming that Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 60D both have the same processor, DIGIC 4 (single), why does the former shoots a better quality video? Better quality I mean the technical aspect, the ...
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What can I expect from the 5D Mark II and the D700 in terms of handling?

I'm planning to buy one of the above, and, leaving aside image quality, lenses, and other issues, how do the 2 bodies compare in terms of handling to each other as well as to the 450D (Rebel XSi) I'm ...
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Camera Raw (Photoshop) profile for Canon 5D II?

When opening raw files in Canon Digital Photo Professional then all settings from camera are loaded inside DPP. Is it possible to load camera settings inside Camera Raw? By default, Camera Raw adds ...
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How to I enable focus indication when focusing manually?

I've read that it is possible to have a lamp lit up when your picture is in focus when you are focussing manually. How do I enable this feature on a Canon 5D MkII?