5D Mark II Video
Digging Deeper; Exposure Control under Daylight Conditions
The Canon 5D mark II has limited shutter-speed range and this can be problematic in bright sunshine conditions. Neutral Density filters can be used to knock back the amount of light that gets transmitted through the lens resulting in a wider aperture and shallower depth-of-field when desired. For much more background on this topic, see my extended post in “Bruce Dorn’s Studio B” at:
After you have digested the information in that post and in the attached video clips, visit these links to several items I consider to be worthwhile additions to your 5D mark II video kit:
- Lee Filters Wide Angle Lens Shade with holder for two filter flats:
- Lee Filters 4 x 4” ND 0.6 two-stop neutral density resin filter:
- Lee Filters 4 x 6” graduated ND filters:
So there you have it. Think of ND filters as sunglasses for your camera and don’t leave home without them.