Vincent Laforet has a very, very interesting post up about the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. It features the first shots from the camera, and while they are stunning in their own right (Vincent shoots some of the best photos on the planet, so no surprise there), the most amazing thing is that they’re shot while in video mode. That’s right. They’re straight from the RAW .mov file that the camera produces when recording 1080p video. Simply astounding. I’m getting one. Hands down.
For more information about the EOS 5D Mark II and the video mode, NRKBeta has a long article analyzing the video output from the beast itself. I can’t wait. Too bad the price here in Norway is above USD 4000, so it’s actually cheaper to fly to the US, buy it and fly back to Norway. NRKBeta gives you even more images of the EOS 5D Mark II, an incredible piece of engineering. Time to start drooling!
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“Too bad the price here in Norway is above USD 4000, so it’s actually cheaper to fly to the US, buy it and fly back to Norway. ”
Let’s see. The dollar price I’ve seen quoted is $2700 (excl. sales tax). Using a currency conversion of 1 USD = 5.8 NKR (not sure how much the credit card companies tack onto the conversion, but I know they add something) that’s NKR 15660. Add 25% VAT and we’re up to 19575. At an estimated retail cost in Norway of NKR 24000 that does leave enough cash to fly to the US and back. Let’s say 4000 for the ticket. Which ends up with a total price of 23575. That’s a lot of work to save NKR 425. :P
Looks like an incredible camera! I will definitely try it out.