Canon has just recently put an early Christmas present under the tree for current and future 5D MKII owners. You can now record video in full manual mode. Alas, Av and Tv modes are still absent. But, the Auto ISO feature certainly helps make up for this in the meantime.
Thank you, Canon, Chuck Westfall, and anyone else who heard the cries of their customers, and answered.
This is a most welcome addition to the best dollar value camera currently available. (short video and more after the break)
Now, I could go on and quibble about all the other suggestions I posted in my open letter to Canon regarding the video mode. But, not now. Credit given, where credit is due. Thanks for the upgrade.
Click here to download a full-res file using full manual mode to achieve a soft focus (shallow dof) look in bright light (45mb)
Now, about that auto-focus, articulating screen, the prime IS lenses, oops sorry…
Here is a link to the firmware update.
Here is a link to purchase this continually improving camera.