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

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Using on camera flash in banquet hall with high ceilings

I have an event I will be shooting on December 1st, evening time, Christmas party being put on by a large corporate law firm, so it is quite incumbent that I get this right. I went and visited the ...
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Lens

I am using a Canon EOS 600D with a EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens - by far the best lens I ever owned. Since I am in the process of switching to a 5D Mark II, which lens would be the equivalent ...
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Why don't my Canon EOS 600D vs 5D Mark II comparisons meet my expectations?

I had a Canon EOS 600D for 6 years but switched now to a Canon EOS 5D Mark II because I faced the limit of my camera. I do a lot of HDR photography and felt kind of limited after all these years. I ...
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Cannot set up external Yongnuo flashes with Canon 5D Mark II

I use my Canon 5D Mark II with multiple YN-560 Mark IV flashes, triggered by a YN560-TX external flash control. I tried to set up the external flash control but I failed. It says flash is not ...
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Buying a canon 5d Mark II with 120 000 shutter actuations? [duplicate]

Would you consider buying a used canon 5d Mark II in mint condition with 120 000 shutter actuations for 500$? The seller is a nice lady, she is a professional phototographer. Here are some photos of ...
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Focus selection button not working

Why my top display is blank after pressing AF-Drive button instead of showing AF options? Is it possible to select AF mode through menu instead AF-Drive button? I have found the same question, but it ...
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Depth of field preview button on Canon 5D Mark II

In manual and Av mode I experimented with apertures of f/4 - f/22 and the depth of field preview button. Nothing happened as I pressed the button, does anyone know why this could be? Also, online ...
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Canon 5D Mark II died

I installed Magic Lantern on my camera and had shot videos and photos with it. Everything was working normal until one day I turned it on and it was broken. Now it doesn't take pictures even though ...
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Should I upgrade from a Canon 550D to a Canon 5D mark II? [duplicate]

I've been into photography for almost 7 years now and have been using the Canon 550D all along. I love it and have recently purchased a 1.4 lens which makes my photos even better. However, with my ...
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Will leaving the battery in my Canon 5D Mark ii while it is off use any battery?

The question found here is similar to mine: Can I leave the batteries in my camera? Some users alluded to the answer to my question. However, I am specifically asking if any battery energy at all is ...
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How to improve sharpness and white balance

5 years experience shooting street fashion photography. My photos appear too dark, grainy, and low quality overall in comparison to other work in my category. Any suggestions on aperture settings or ...
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Smaller mirrorless cameras matching (or better than) Canon 5D mk II? [closed]

At the moment I have a Canon 5D Mk II which I am very satisfied with. The only problem: it's too big. I use it more rarely nowadays when my smartphone is taking relatively good photos these days. Also ...
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What happened? Sold my Canon EOS 5D Mark II and buyer says images are not in focus

I sold my working, good condition 5D Mark II to another photographer in a facebook group. Paid by paypal, and mailed via UPS with insurance and tracking. The camera was in a good working condition ...
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Used Canon 5D Mark II - Alternate model to upgrade to full frame? [closed]

My boy is insistent on getting a Canon 5D Mark II used on Craigslist. He said he has to shoot "full frame". He said it has to be Canon. He's looking at spending $900-$1,000. He want's a Canon 5D Mark ...
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Is the Canon 5D Mark II still a great camera in 2016? [closed]

So I've been taking photos with my Canon 600D forever now, and I've been pleased with most of my results. TBH, the times I've been disappointed, it's probably not because of the camera. However I've ...
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Can I use continuous shooting (burst mode) while on self timer with a Canon 5D Mk II?

Are you able to be on burst mode while shooting in self timer mode with the 5dii? I'd like to be able to take more than one shot at a time while being on self timer.
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How do I get a Canon 5D Mark II to work with Magic Lantern on cards that now fault after a too-quick CF card removal?

I had my Canon 5D MkII set up and working with the Magic Lantern firmware (ML) for some time without issue. Unfortunately, I handed the camera to someone without remembering to mention the following ...
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Can't change aperture on my Canon EOS 5D Mk 2

I am unable to change the aperture in manual mode. The power switch is in the correct position but although the shutter speed changes, the aperture will not budge from 6.3. Any ideas what I might ...
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Difference between an average “grey” using AV and Manual Modes on Canon 5D Mark II

I have a Canon 5D Mark II. I notice that using AV or TV mode that the meter sets itself to an "average" grey automatically smack in the middle. But using Manual mode, it fluctuates alot no ...
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What adapter do I need to mount an old Minolta lens to a Canon EOS camera? [duplicate]

I have an old Minolta Maxxum 7000 camera and 50mm lens (photos below). I would like to mount the lens on my Canon 5D Mark II. Is this adapter the one I need?
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Why is my 5D Mark II not firing? Everything else works great

I was taking a few pictures with my 5D Mark II and everything was great, then I changed the lens and the camera wouldn't fire anymore. Switching back to the other lens didn't solve the problem. The ...
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Camera quality over quantity for photogrammetry? [closed]

I've tried home made solutions for photogrammetry and I'd got quite decent results(a markII and 123dcatch software). Now I want to take a step further. I was thinking about installing a photogrammetry ...
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Why can't I adjust the aperture in manual mode on my 5D MkII?

Lately I have been having trouble adjusting my aperture when my 5 d mark 2 is in manual mode. Usually I am able to turn the thick dial at the back of the camera and adjust the aperture. Lately this is ...
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Why is the image size different in portrait and landscape mode?

Today i noticed that my Canon EOS 5D mark II seems to create different image sizes when holding the camera in landscape or portrait mode. The Portrait Image size is always 3753x5634 pixels while the ...
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Can I get Yongnuo YN622C to trigger Novatron M500 strobes?

I recently purchased a set of second hand Novatron 500 strobes. I own a set of Yongnuo YN-622C transreceivers. I have a sync cable between the strobe and a YN-622C, and the second set on my Canon ...
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how to control my 5D mark II using my computer [duplicate]

I am trying to take a picture using my 5D mark II and controlling it from my laptop. I have done it a long time ago but cannot remember how.
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Canon EOS 6D/5D - Lightroom - Flickr - Exifdata missing

I´m using Flickr for my Concertphotos. Please have a look: https://www.flickr.com/photos/50024469@N03/sets. My problem is I can´t see which camera I have used, or the basic Exifs (apparture, shutter ...
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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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How can I set my Canon 5D Mark II to JPEG only?

I'm trying to find out how to set JPEG only mode on my Canon 5D Mark II - which options do I need to set from which menus?
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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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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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Moving the Color Trim to Quick Control Screen

I just got a Canon 5D Mark II, and I am trying to get the settings so that the color trim is in the Quick Control Screen. Does anyone know how to get this there?
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Should I use 0.976 as the Canon 5D mkII Crop Factor / Focal Length Multiplier?

When I import images from my Canon 5D mkII to Hugin I've noticed that it auto inserts the value of 0.976 as the Focal Length Multiplier. Should I change this to 1? The images meta-data read with ...
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How significant is difference in dynamic range between Sony A7 and Canon 5D Mark II?

I'm still trying to make a choice between these two cameras. The dynamic range is important thing to me. Many people say that the first one has a wider dynamic range. Even DXO Labs shows 14.2 EVs of ...
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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 at 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. This time does not depend on image quality / size so I assume memory card is not a limiting ...
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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 do I get Canon EOS 5D Mark II RAW files using a USB cable and bypassing the EOS utility?

I had my CF card reader die on me a few times (i.e., it suddenly stopped working: instead of being recognised, and then allowing me to access the CF card, it was "cycling", i.e., appearing/...
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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 distortion large depth of ...
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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 ...