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

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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?
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Is there an iPad connection kit to import RAW images from a Canon DSLR?

Is there a way to connect a Canon 5d MK2 to an iPad for copying the contents of the CF card especially in Raw format?
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How do you set the Canon 5D to 16 bits vs. 8 bits…am shooting camera RAW?

Am shooting camera RAW, but for some reason can't find out where to set the camera for 16 bits vs. 8 bits...now shooting 8 bits but want to change...thanks
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How much does in-camera image processing affect noise on Canon DSLRs?

I've found out that some of photos take with my 5D MkII have more shadow noise than I like. I know there are some obvious settings that affect this, such as ISO a noise reduction settings. But there ...
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Does the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4 II A allow backup up to an external USB hard rive?

From what I understood from the material found at http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/consumer_cameras_wft/wireless_file_transmitter_wft_e4_ii_a, this device is capable of ...
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Decrypting Canon's Nomenclature Of Cameras

I'm an avid Canon user and I haven't used any cam other than Canon's ever. Right now, I'm having a 550D with 70-200 to compliment it. My question today is, Canon has a very wide range of camera ...
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What to look for when choosing a second body or a spare body?

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like a single body will be able to fulfill all the types of photography I see myself interested in. As I said in a previous question my main interests for now are: ...
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Should I go 5D Mark II or 7D?

Today I own a Digital Rebel XSi and the only EF-S lens I have are those that came in the kit. I've been reading a lot trying to decide for my next body, but oh boy, what a tough decision! I'm ...
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Canon 5D Mark II vs NIkon D3x for studio/wedding work?

I do mostly portrait work, in a photo studio or for weddings, and need to know which camera will best serve my needs. I'm also interested in learning which lens will best support portrait photography. ...