Did Nikon use a 5D Mark II to shot its promo videos

[thanks to our reader RaviSun3D]

Nikon is going to launch the D800 on March 7th and, well, it seems they used a 5D Mark II to shot some of the promo videos. That’s what appeared on a Photography group on Facebook.

Read the whole story clicking here.

Btw, after the announcement of the 5D Mark III there are lots of price drops for the 5D Mark II (more about this in a later post). Canon 5D Mark II price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA.

EDIT: check our PicDroid (click here) for the latest pics shot with a G1X and uploaded to Flickr, and click here for EOS 5D Mark II pics.

eBay live-ticker with possible deals below

[via RaviSun3D, SD]

Speedlite 600EX-RT hands-on review and tech explained

While everyone is talking (and probably dreaming) about the EOS 5D Mark III, it is not the only new gear announced by Canon. Pro photographers are looking with interest at the Speedlite 600EX-RT. pixsylated.com tested the 600EX-RT and the new ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter and posted a review about:

Canonistas, hold your heads high. Again, we are on the cutting edge of technology. Welcome to the future of Speedliting!

Other highlighted features of the 600EX-RT are
  • 5 Groups / Individual Control
  • Larger, Brighter LCD
  • Interactive Menu System
  • Dedicated Wireless Button
  • 15 Channels, 10,000 Wireless IDs, and a Channel Scanner
  • Wider & Longer Zoom
Read the hands-on review clicking here.
Moreover, I found a noteworthy post about the new Speedlite 600EX-RT by Canon Digital Learning Center. This is a more technical introduction to the features of the 600EX-RT (click here).
The  Speedlite 600EX-RT is available for pre-orders:

 

HOT! Adorama EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop and Freebies starting at 2pm EST (for 24h)

This is a 24 hour (starting at 2pm EST) promotion to celebrate the 5D Mark II Price Drop. A lot of great accessories are included for free

  • Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body Kit with 8GB CF Memory Card, Spare Canon LP-E6 Battery, Slinger Camera Bag, Flashpoint Professional Battery Grip + FREE: Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac ($599.00 Retail Value) – All for $2,199 if you click here
Check also:
  • Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body $300 price drop $2199 (click here)
  • Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body Kit with Canon EF 24-105L Image Stabilized Lens $2999 (click here)

More 5D Mark II deals: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

More #EOS5DMarkIII pre-order Options for the UK

Thanks to our reader broxibear.

You may also want to have a look to my constantly updated 5D3 info page with lots of sample pics and movies, technical info, hands-on reviews and previews, world-wide pre-order options, and more (click here).

J&R accepting pre-order on #EOS5DMarkIII and accessories

J&R started accepting pre-orders for the Canon 5D Mark III and the new accessories. The 5D3 comes body only and/or with EF24-105mm F4L IS USM lens. The pre-order page is available clicking here.

Offered items:

You may also want to have a look to my constantly updated 5D3 info page with lots of sample pics and movies, technical info, hands-on reviews and previews, world-wide pre-order options, and more (click here).