Questions tagged [canon-5d-mark-ii]

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

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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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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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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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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 slave....
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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do you set the Canon 5D RAW pictures to 16 bits mode instead 8 bits mode?

I am shooting in RAW 8 bits mode, but I can't find out where to set the camera to shoot RAWs in 16 bits modes. Any thoughts?
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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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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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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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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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How to enable focus indication when focusing manually on a Canon 5D MkII?

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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So why does Canon 5D Mark II have a better video quality than Canon 60D? [closed]

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 video/...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Does the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4 II A allow backup up to an external USB hard drive?

From what I understood from the material found at Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4 II A, this device is capable of connecting to an external USB hard drive. But the site is not clear on 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...