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Canon 5D2’s Auto ISO setting

The Auto ISO mode sets ISO values between 100 and 3200 ISO. Compared to what I am used to (no auto-iso at all on the Canon 10D) this is pretty convenient. But I noticed that Auto ISO has a strong tendency to go for 100 ISO. Continue reading

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Canon 5D2 High-ISO noise reduction

From the instruction manual (page 56): Although the High ISO speed noise reduction settings are applied to the recorded images, the images used for image playback (on the LCD monitor or TV screen) and direct printing [camera attached to printer] … Continue reading

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Canon 5D2 and Compact Flash

UDMA Canon stresses that you need a fancy, fast compact flash card to write data to the card as quickly as possible. The camera even supports a mode called UDMA Mode 6 which, according to Canon, is currently not even … Continue reading

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File size on the Canon 5D2

RAW file size At its highest settings, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II produces 21 Mpixel RAW images. These are about 26 MByte according to the manual (page 55). This article will concentrate on RAW rather than on JPG. The diagram compares … Continue reading

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Pixel-peeping: Canon 10D ↔ Canon 5D2

Test setup I took the pictures below with a five-year old 6 Mpixel Canon 10D and a brand new 21 Mpixel Canon 5D Mark II. Both images were made using a 24-105 f/4L standard lens. Both images are shown here … Continue reading

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DxOMark and advanced D-SLRs

The high-end sensor arms race: who is winning? Michael Reichmann (of the popular site Luminous Landscape) recently concluded that the latest and greatest Nikon and Canon cameras are now indistinguishable as far as sensor noise in concerned: I see no … Continue reading

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