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Canon 5D MkIIMy Canon 5D Mark II is one impressive camera! The ability to record full 1080p HD video through SLR spec lenses really opens up the uses too but it’s automatic aperture controls meant it’s full potential wasn’t being realised.

Thankfully today it was announced that the 5D Mark II will be getting a firmware upgrade from June 2nd 2009. With full manual controls of aperture, shutter speed and ISO in video mode. This means you can now set the depth of field to your choice, not the camera’s, allowing much greater creative use.

There were a few dodgy workarounds before. Twisting the lens so it’s not locked to the camera was one rather dangerous idea that i did try on occasion. Another was using Nikon lenses with an adapter.

Many people have thanked Canon for “Listening to the people” on this one. I think that’s a bit short sighted personally. Canon have no doubt been working on the software for the 5D Mark II for some time. Adding new features to a pro camera is what keeps it fresh and stops the need for expensive development of new products. No doubt Canon were always going to add this feature once the software had been fully tested.

I’m looking forward to seeing a whole lot more video from the 5D Mark II now. I for one will be shooting a lot more that’s for sure!

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Photos from this camera are now featured on the Travel Blog Community.

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Welcome to my new blog all about Photography. I’d better explain why really.

I’ve had a passion for photography for many years now. In recent years I’ve taken it to new levels with my trusty Canon DSLR. In recent months my quality of work and devotion to photography has increased, so much so I have decided to go full time professional.

With my wife by my side we plan to travel extensively. Live cheaply, document what we see, get off the beaten track, experience new cultures and hopefully begin a whole new career doing something I’ve always loved.

I’ll post my thoughts, findings, great links I’ve found, reviews of equipment, progress reports, tips on photographic techniques and anything else that I think you might find interesting. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. I promise to respond to as many as I can.

Why not start by checking out some of my work at www.flickr.com/photos/mattprestonphotography.

So here I am. This is me. This is my journey. I hope you enjoy it.

Matt