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Canon 5d mark II Shutter Replacement

Moving parts wear out, and camera shutters are no different.  Just like the timing belt in a car, there is a life cycle after which all camera manufacturers suggest replacing the shutter inside your camera.  Can you wait for it to fail before replacing it?  Sure.  But if the prospect of throwing a shutter leaf while on the job is too risky, then you may want to be more proactive. Continue reading Canon 5d mark II Shutter Replacement

Canon 5d mark III | Record Separately Vs. Record to Multiple | Performance Comparison

UPDATE: 5/3/2013 if you’re using mRAW or sRAW in your workflow, check out my recent article to see if you’re actually saving yourself hard drive space.

UPDATED 4/3/2012 to add metric for mRAW to CF, sRAW to SD.


I am in love with my new Canon 5d3.  A huge sigh of relief for me is the dual card slots, so I can always have a backup.  Unfortunately there’s a big performance difference between the SD card slot and the CF card slot.

If Canon had chosen to support the UHS-1 standard, we’d get roughly equal performance.  As it is, they supported SDXC, but not UHS-1.  (For the record, the camera will work with a UHS-1 card, it just won’t support the improved write speeds.  I’m using one in my camera and it works fine.) Continue reading Canon 5d mark III | Record Separately Vs. Record to Multiple | Performance Comparison