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Canon 5D Mk II HD video footage.
September 26, 2008, 11:49 am
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Now although I’m a Nikon shooter, I’m not one of these people that gets tied up in the brand wars. I can fully appreciate when any camera manufacturer breaks new ground as I’m a technology geek, and with that in mind I thought it would be well worth mentioning Canon’s new 5D Mark II camera and pointing you to a site that has a stunning short film, shot entirely on a pre-production model of Canon’s new DSLR. 

The film, titled Reverie, can be seen here on Vincent Laforet’s blog and features the short film shot by the photographer in a 72 hour period. It’s well worth a look so go over and check it out!

The future is looking brighter and brighter
It can’t be denied that the video is stunning, and that this could open up a whole new world of creative opportunities to photographers. Of course those who want to shoot film out and out will have a dedicated film camera but it can’t be denied that this could prove to be an interesting path for DSLR’s users to start going down in the future. When I saw the video footage from the recently released Nikon D90 I thought I couldn’t see myself ever needing video ability and that it was a bit of a gimmick…however having seen this short film and the stunning quality of the 5D Mark II footage and how in the right hands it can be so effective, well, maybe in the future I may start seeing it as another way of being visually creative on top of photography. The way I see it now is being able to shoot video of this quality if I need to on occasion without needing a separate camera system, well that’s fine by me. One thing is for sure, the future for camera consumers is looking brighter and brighter all the time…!



Details of the lenses that were used:

* FD 7.5mm f/5.6 (converted to EF mount) — really old, no idea
* EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM — $1100
* EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM — $1000
* EF 50mm f/1.2L USM — $1000
* EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM — $1000
* EF 135mm f/2L USM — $1000
* EF 200mm f/1.8L USM — $3000
* EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM — $7000
* EF 500mm f/4L IS USM — $6000
* TS-E 24mm f/3.5L — $1000
* TS-E 45mm f/2.8 — $1000

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