Canon 5D video
For me video is becoming easier, a few tools help. The first was Canon updating the firmware for manual aperture settings. What a big help that was! As I used the video feature more, it become apparent that I was not getting the critical focus I needed. If you shoot wide open the results are outstanding, however, getting the critical focus is very hard looking at the lcd screen. More tools were needed!
After scouring the 5D forums, I came across this idea. Using a cheap Chinese part used to shade the screen on a 5D mark ii and a HoodLoupe 3.0, you can build a viewer that snaps on and off your eyepiece. This helps getting that focus dead on.
These are the 2 parts. I ordered the lcd screen from ebay. Word of caution, it took 3 weeks to get the part. Could be it was because I live in Alaska, but I doubt it. Allow plenty of lead time. Here is the part:
The HoodLoupe 3.0 can be ordered from Amazon. Order it without the expensive rubber band, you do not need it.
I tore the lcd viewer apart, not to worry it was only $13.
Using your favorite bonding agent, glue the 2 pieces together. I used superglue.
Finished product. I will be out testing it this weekend, I can assure you.
Dogs found a couple moose wandering on our property yesterday. After getting them gathered and in the house, I pulled out my Canon 5D. Instead of snapping more shots of moose, I have plenty, I decided to video them.
I wanted to try and shoot them with the lens wide open(f2.8), so I used a technique I read about from Tyler Ginter.
This was shot with my Canon 5D mark II with my 70-200mm IS f2.8 lens