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« on: October 26, 2008, 14:03 »
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you could find the download link of the manual here in the latest entry:
http://www.canonrumors.com/




« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008, 15:11 »
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thanks for the note.  He also mentioned that adorama was 'supposedly' getting them in soon??

here is a direct link to the manual

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/6/0300001676/01/eos5dmkii-im-en.pdf

« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 08:11 »
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Manual says on page 123:

"Autofocussing during movie shooting is not recommended, since it may throw the focus momentarily way off or change the exposure".

The sample videos looked like the camera is capable of following focus on a moving object - so hopefully this is only an extreme case scenario.

« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 08:29 »
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Well spotted Read My Rİghts I think all will be clearer once we got the camera in hand.but the statement above is quite worrying because working manual focus all the time could be a bit tricky.but I guess we can get used to it too   by  practicing or may be we could hire a focus puller:)

« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008, 08:40 »
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I read it also that statement. And you don't have to worry about it. All professional video cameras are used with manual focusing. There is no professional or semi-professional camera with auto focusing (ok, there is a few exceptions). This camera is intended to be first professional DSMC camera so autofocusing is not needed in video production.
My concerns goes to exposure compensation because in movie mode you can't change ISO. I hope that compensation is good enough to cover all light situations.

« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008, 09:03 »
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I read it also that statement. And you don't have to worry about it. All professional video cameras are used with manual focusing. There is no professional or semi-professional camera with auto focusing (ok, there is a few exceptions). This camera is intended to be first professional DSMC camera so autofocusing is not needed in video production.
My concerns goes to exposure compensation because in movie mode you can't change ISO. I hope that compensation is good enough to cover all light situations.

I probably will require AF for the project I have in mind and I will not be able to hire a focus puller so AF better be up to snuff. and how do you focus smoothly without shaking the SLR camera - even on a tripod. Anybody know a technical solution to add a handle/extention to the focussing ring of the lens for smooth manual focus?

« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008, 09:34 »
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the focus may not be as good as you think, but its supposedly fairly good

i spoke with the guy i ordered it from and if you have to focus very fast he says you are looking for frustration


« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2008, 21:01 »
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i've read the manual...interesting read, nothing terribly insightful tho


 

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