This is why I repurchased the 13-year-old Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Why I re-bought my Canon 5D Mk II
(Image credit: Richard P Walton)

I guess it's a lot like your first child; you're always going to love them more than any others that come along. And that's certainly been the case with my much loved (and now very old 2009) Canon EOS 5D Mark II. 

I had been filmmaking for a few years beforehand, but mainly using bulky on-the-shoulder-style HDV cameras such as the Canon XL-H1 at the time. DV tapes were fast being pushed into the museum archives and I needed something better, faster, smaller and easier to use.

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Alistair Campbell

Alistair is the Features Editor of Digital Camera magazine, and has worked as a professional photographer and video producer.