Originally Posted by Weebl
With a DSLR and video wouldn't you go with a matt screen rather than split? If there was a split screen it would be best for stills.
I will use live view for manual focusing at times but it is limited by the crappy 240k pixels I live with.
I don't think the 5DII has any focusing abilities except for blazing hot sun shots. ;-)
Doesn't it go Nikon for bodies and Canon for glass?
For video, the 5D2 has no AF capacity.
I own the Canon 5D MkII and the 7D, both "pro-sumer" level cameras. Anyway, the 7D is much superior to the 5D2 when it comes to AF (for stills), so I use the 7D for nature and birds and the 5D2 for just about everything else. The 5D2 has superior high-ISO performance and copious pixels for capturing lots of details. All my L-series allow for instant MF when you grab the focus. If the 5D2 starts hunting, I switch to MF, with no real problems seeing the focus in almost all light.