5D mark II live view and shutter record questions

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  1. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 different questions about the 5D mark II
    First off I notice in live view the brightness of the picture goes up and down automatically. I looked in all the settings and don't see any setting to turn this off. I see one for LCD brightness but that doesn't fix it. It appears to only happen if I am in AV (aperture priority) mode. I also have exposure simulation off. If I switch to manual mode it doesn't do this. Anyway to fix this?


    Also I don't see any picture-movie mode switch. Since I have only done pictures with the camera it hasn't been something I really looked at. I know that I can record movies by hitting the set button but shouldn't there be a movie mode selection? The reason why I ask is that I have my camera hooked up to a remove shutter and would like to remotely control the record on and off with the radio as well.
     
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Dave: Not sure how many others are using the 5D Mk II on the forum....you may get a more rapid response from the forum over on dpreview.com.

    Andy.
     
  3. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion Andy! :)
     
  4. Jason Smoker

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    Hey Dave I know you can remotely start stop movie with the mkIII through a shutter button. Thats how i do it. Not sure about the mkII though?!?
     
  5. Dave King

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    No luck yet. Posted a question on DP review. Anyone else have a Mark II? I believe the Mark III is different becuase it has a seperate stills/video mode switch.
     
  6. Dave King

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    Jeff at Quadrocopter did a video for anyone interested.
     

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