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The Canon 5D Mark III is one of our favorite cameras to use here at Keywest.

With supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, high-resolution image capture, the Canon 5D Mark III is designed to perform. Here are 3 main reasons why we love shooting with the Canon 5D Mark III:

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 5D Mark III

1. Depth of Field

We just adore the Canon 5D’s shallow depth of field when shooting most of our footage. The camera allows us to really focus on a subject in the foreground while maintaining a beautifully out of focus background. In many cases, it enables us to smoothly shift focus

between foreground and background, for a more aesthetically pleasing look.

2. Low Light Conditions

We sometimes encounter situations in which we aren’t able to create the ideal lighting setup, be it within an office, boardroom, etc. The Canon 5D is a remarkable asset in these conditions as its low light capabilities are absolutely out of this world.

3. Easy to Handle

Unlike many large, bulky video cameras, the Canon 5D is an excellent camera when you’re on the go. Since it’s a DSLR, it’s significantly smaller than a video camera and has many user-friendly features that allow us to capture amazing video.

Did you know?

It recently came to our attention that the Canon 5D was even used to shoot an entire episode of the television series House.

Canon 5D - House
Canon 5D – House

The 5D allowed the production team to work in very tight spots in a collapsed parking garage with minimal lighting. They used Canon prime lenses along with the 24-70mm and

70-200mm zooms and they didn’t even use an image stabilization rig for any of the non-tripod shots. They even used 300mm lenses, only using the built-in image stabilizer feature, something Gale Tattersall (director of photography) referred to as “…a Steadicam in the palm of your hand.” Tattersall used the 5D Mark II to film the newborn baby scenes for “Lockdown” in Season 6. He eventually convinced the producers of the show to film the whole finale episode with them, and even brought back the Canon 5D Mark II for the entire Season 7 of House, making it the first network television season filmed entirely on a DSLR.

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