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Canon 5D Mark II : Specifications and Opinions

Canon 5D Mark II

The Canon 5D Mark II is a reflex camera with FF (1.0x) sensor and 21.0 megapixels manufactured from 2008 to 2012 (discontinued). The range of sensitivities, including ISO extension, is 50 - 25600 ISO and it has a continuous shooting (burst mode) of 3.9 X 14 RAW / 300 JPEG. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1900 €;
253 users have given it an average vote of 9.2 out of 10

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 Format   Fullframe, 36 x 24 mm (image ratio 3:2, crop factor 1.0x in comparison with FF)
 Resolution   21.0 megapixel
 ISO sensitivities   50 - 25600
 File formats   RAW, mRAW, sRAW, JPEG

 Shutter speeds   30" - 1/8000
 Exp. compensation   +/- 2 stops at 1/2 steps
 Exp. modes   P, S, A, M
 Metering modes   Multi-Area, Semi-Spot, Spot

 Mount   Canon EF (click here to view al compatible lenses)
 Stabilization   No
 Autofocus (AF areas)   9
 Continuos shooting   3.9 X 14 RAW / 300 JPEG
 Live View   Yes
 MLU/SS   Yes, Silent Shooting and Mirror Lock Up
 Dust reduction   Yes
 Video mode   1920x1080p @ 30 FPS
 WiFi   No
 GPS   No
 USB Charging   No

 Built and notes
 Touchscreen   No
 LCD   3.0", 640 x 480 pixels, fixed
 Viewfinder   Optical, coverage 98%, 0.71x
 Flash   No
 Storage   CF
 Storage, Slot 2   not available
 Battery   Li-Ion (Canon LP-E6N, capacity 13.42 Wh)
 Weather sealing   Yes
 Weight   850 g
 Dimensions   152 x 114 x 75 mm
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sent on April 03, 2017

Pros: Full Frame. Image quality. Intuitive ergonomics and menu. Juicy LP-E6 battery, shared among many prosumer EOS cameras. CF card slot. mRAW, sRAW. Rugged construction. And a vast EF lens family to play with.

Cons: Shadow recovery isn't that great. Consumer grade AF. Only 3.9fps. Fixed LCD. And a bit heavy.

Opinion: It's a great tool for many deeds. 22mp in its time was the state-of-the-art imaging sensor with 1080p video/LiveView features and to this day those pictures hold their ground well. Nice LCD quality and size, but it doesn't really work well in bright sunlight, which is only normal, I guess. Now, being a decade old camera, it's a fantastic camera to start with for any beginner, photography enthusiast, because it can be had used for less than a brand new Rebel class DSLR (less than $600), which is crazy and fantastic. IMHO, CF card is a faster and much safer media to deal with, than SD, but, if needed, SD can be easily adopted via CF-to-SD adapter.

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sent on September 07, 2019

Pros: Reliable, robust, ergonomic with excellent grip, I can say that the consumption of batteries in my case has never been felt.

Cons: I didn't find any defects to report because he didn't give me any.

Opinion: Gone from Canon 40D to 5DThe leap in quality has been clear, the high iso yield has improved in the work of the files, a dated but reliable AND highly recommended FF to those who want to make a leap in quality, spending the right in the world of the used. Buy it and you will take away some nice satisfactions, my advice is as a photoamateur, my photographs are available to those who want to see if there is quality in the camera, I do not use in Photoshop or other specialized programs, I just use the program that offers the Canon the Digital Photo Professional (DPP) for small tweaks.

sent on July 26, 2019

Pros: 21MP Full Frame camera, great detail, rich features, yummy LCD, robustness, reliability.

Cons: Nobody.

Opinion: Wonderful camera, my first FF, where I could recognize my 24 mm shots, as I wanted them. I switched to it after the 40D and had to change some optics, clearly. The machine is soft to the touch and extraordinarily ergonomic, the weight is not felt, also thanks to its grip, that the scale and feeds it well. Top functionality, unique robustness and total reliability make it an FF, now reachable with little. Buy it and you'll see some nice ones, pictures.

sent on May 13, 2019

Pros: File quality, ISO management, colors, dynamic range and detail yield, ergonomics and robustness, battery life

Cons: for his age practically none, for the rest his pros and his cons know each other all

Opinion: Purchased recently, it marked the historic transition between the older generations and the new ones in the reflexes, for just over 500 euros I brought home a real jewel... I come from an old 5D and I have to say that between the first and the second there is a big difference... there is everything that in the old 5D dava "annoyance", raw file management between iso and wonderful colors, 21 megapixels all to be enjoyed with a really excellent dynamic range, you can shoot us quietly at 1600 iso without having to correct in post, I would like to know who really claims that the workability of the files is limited because personally the recovery of the shadows I found quite satisfying, as far as the focus the center point works very well even in low light and with ultrasonic optics knows how to be fast enough, for a professional even today can be really a great choice considering the price in the used, especially in ceremonial works and events, after ten years past I can really still recommend it to everyone !

sent on March 19, 2019

Pros: Build Quality, Solidity, sensor/file Quality, high ISO/Noise Management

Cons: No one in relation to age and the price of the used

Opinion: I Own this machine for a year and honestly I bought it almost by accident, because I wanted to try a FF without spending a fortune and without particular foreclosures of brand/age/etc... I immediately felt very good in everything, but I actually at that time I had no real comparison parameters, because my digital experience was limited to the Crop sensors of Fuji (although excellent for many things). Now I have to admit that the more time passes and the more I am happy with the purchase: I have good familiarity with Lightroom and with its raw I can really do anything! Also every time I happen to compare the surrender with rooms of friends, it always comes out winning (we are all non-professional amateurs with similar band instruments):) Unfortunately I don't know the quality of the latest generation FF, I guess it's excellent, but at a much higher cost. For me it is absolutely recommended unless you are looking for a lightning war for sports photos or that generally require speed of Fire and use. PERFECT in the studio or in general for photos that you can take calmly, such as portraits, architectures and landscapes.

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