5D Mark II

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Monkey, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Monkey

    Monkey Guest


    Does anyone have any personal reviews of the 5D Mark II? I'm thinking about
    upgrading my XSi later in the year. MOST important to me is low lighting
    (inside school gym's) performance. My understanding is the sensor in the 5D
    is much better than the XSi...

    Thoughts for me?

    Monkey, Aug 24, 2009
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  2. Monkey

    Monkey Guest

    Thanks. I do realize that... and currently only own EF lenses... I won't
    buy EF-S lenses since I already know i'll end up a "full framer".
    Monkey, Aug 27, 2009
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  3. Monkey

    Monkey Guest

    thank you!

    Monkey, Aug 27, 2009
  4. Why is the video unacceptable? I've not used the video on mine much yet
    - but what I have done so far seems fine.
    Simon Atkinson, Sep 1, 2009
  5. Ah -sounds like it was that the video system on your PC that was unable
    to keep up...

    The Video from the 5dMK11 is 30fps (at full 1080 progressive) which is a
    standard frame rate (although not in the UK where the standard is

    I found that I needed to update my system somewhat to play back the video
    smoothly as the initial attempts appeared jerky and out of sync with the
    sound. Works fine now.

    I still look on it as a stills camera with the benefit of a bit of video
    now and again if I want however.
    Simon Atkinson, Sep 2, 2009
  6. I've found that you need far more horsepower than you imagine to play
    back full HD successfully. I use Ubuntu and am using a fairly decent
    spec PC (2CPU's, 8 cores, 8 gig DDR3, Nvidia video card with a gig of
    RAM) to make a decent fist of it.

    My earlier attempts were failures just in the way you describe.
    Quite right. However - IMHO - it can produce some beautiful video clips.
    Simon Atkinson, Sep 2, 2009
  7. Try transcoding the video to a lower resolution or different encoding
    method and see how it goes - the compression H262 (IIRC) used by the
    Canon is currently very processor intensive.
    Simon Atkinson, Sep 2, 2009
  8. Monkey

    Simes Guest

    A pleasure old bean.

    Another thought is that your camera has a fault of course... Does it play
    back OK on the camera itself?
    Simes, Sep 3, 2009
  9. Monkey

    Simes Guest

    Ah - that's not just me then! Note to self - turn off IS (or switch to
    mode 2)before panning when doing video...

    Simes, Sep 3, 2009
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