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Canon 5D Mark II Completely Disassembled

If you’ve always wanted to see what a Canon 5D Mark II looks like opened up, you’re in luck. zakums06 over at DCHome converted his 5D Mark II to a mirrorless version for filmmaking purposes, and documented the whole mirror removal surgery:

To see the rest of the 23 photographs zakums06 posted, check out this forum thread. The mirrorless camera can still do photography, but you’ll have to use LiveView since the whole viewfinder system is gone.

Needless to say, don’t try this at home!

(via Canon Rumors)


 
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  • sacredgeometry

    wow so thats why they dont feel as solid as nikons :/

  • Vera Marks

    Interestingly if you take apart a Nikon D700 all that's inside is a a little house where Kishijoten lives.

  • Scott

    Vera! LOLOL!

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  • S Bean

    LOL sacredgeometry, that is so true!! Where is the chassis? I'd never take that toy into the field. hhm should I pay for marketing or for quality?

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Sorry guys, but you'll probably find the parts you're looking for in the full set of photos:

    http://www.dchome.net/viewthread.php?tid=854905

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  • http://robotfish.com.br Felipe Manga

    Uhh… I didn't get it, what was the point of taking out the mirror?

  • petasuperman

    So u can't see your reflection in it. ~duh

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  • http://kareltests.co.uk/ Karel Bata

    I don't get it either.

    Just guessing: is there a motor that holds the mirror out of the way while filming? Does it cause probs on long takes…?

  • Jack

    Maybe the lens is going deep inside the body and would touch the mirror otherwise

  • http://www.cinemacake.com Dave Williams

    Yes – that is the reason he would have done that – to make room for the deep lens.

  • Ef

    Ha, what a joke. Not a toy, and you are apparently not a photographer. Another joker blinded by brand allegiance.

  • Ef

    Ha, what a joke. Not a toy, and you are apparently not a photographer. Another joker blinded by brand allegiance.

  • Kiemurat

    How hard is it to reach the shutter? Mine is stuck so I have to take the thing apart…