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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How do I set up two off-camera flashes with Yongnuo RF-603II triggers?

I’m new to this group. Can anyone please tell me the steps for setting up Yongnuo RF-603CII triggers with a Canon Speedlite 430EX, Yongnuo YN-560II, and a Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 6D? I just want to ...
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Setting slower shutter speeds for canon 5d mark ii

How do I set shutters speeds slower than 1/30 on canon 5d markII ? In the manual setting I cannot seem to scroll down slower than 1/30.
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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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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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About AV mode in Canon DSLR

I have Canon 5d mk ii and I use Canon 28mm 1.8 lens. I like the camera and lens. Usually I shoot with f2 Iso3200 in AV mode. So in dark situations shutter speed slows down to 1/10 or even less. So I ...
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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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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 ...