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Gear Talk => EOS Bodies - For Stills => Topic started by: Viggo on December 22, 2012, 04:58:20 AM

Title: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: Viggo on December 22, 2012, 04:58:20 AM
Seems the legend is no longer produced. Get them while you can!
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: neuroanatomist on December 22, 2012, 06:13:50 AM
Source, please?
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: Nice Guy on December 22, 2012, 06:21:57 AM
http://cweb.canon.jp/eos/lineup/old-products/index.html (http://cweb.canon.jp/eos/lineup/old-products/index.html)

Its on the Japanese Website Now
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: Viggo on December 22, 2012, 07:17:49 AM
http://cweb.canon.jp/eos/lineup/old-products/index.html (http://cweb.canon.jp/eos/lineup/old-products/index.html)

Its on the Japanese Website Now

Yeah, thanks, I was on my cell, and sadly the Samsung S2 is too crappy to copy and paste a link without shutting down,  ;D
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: neuroanatomist on December 22, 2012, 07:47:04 AM
Thanks!

Too bad, but not at all surprising.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: CharlieB on December 22, 2012, 08:24:40 AM
psssst.....

They haven't made any for a long while, only protected distribution by keeping them "current" on the web. 

No fact to support it, but it could well be that there were no 5D2's made after the 5D3 cranked up for production.

One thing though - they made a whooooole helluva lot of 5D2's, and I couldn't be happier with mine.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: 8TMacro on December 22, 2012, 09:13:11 AM
Mine has been officially 'discontinued' too - I just sold it a few weeks ago while I could still get a decent penny for it!  That was the only reason I sold it, though.  Great pro-sumer camera!

I'll keep using my 1D MKIV until whatever comes after the 1D X gets here (yes, I'm patient).
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: FatDaddyJones on December 22, 2012, 10:44:33 AM
No surprise with the major drop in retail price - it was expected.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: distant.star on December 22, 2012, 10:48:32 AM

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Most interesting thing to me is that the EOS 1V is still alive.

$1699 new at B&H, film not included.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: sandymandy on December 22, 2012, 11:39:14 AM
Probably new but not produced recently. Nevertheless its still Canons best Film SLR.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: tron on December 22, 2012, 08:55:34 PM

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Most interesting thing to me is that the EOS 1V is still alive.

$1699 new at B&H, film not included.
SHAME ON THEM! They should include a free film  ;D
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: Brymills on December 23, 2012, 06:32:05 PM

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Most interesting thing to me is that the EOS 1V is still alive.

$1699 new at B&H, film not included.
SHAME ON THEM! They should include a free film  ;D

Just the one??  Be a bit like selling you a 5D III with a 256MB CF card.....
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: LukieLauXD on December 23, 2012, 06:53:32 PM
21-gun salute and a moment of silence for it.  :'(
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: lonelywhitelights on December 23, 2012, 06:54:39 PM
The used market is absolutely swamped with quality used 5D2's

I would happily buy another or even 2 since it's easy to find them for less than £1,000 and even £900 but that money is saved for new glass!
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: TriGGy on December 23, 2012, 06:54:49 PM
I salute!
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: dolina on December 23, 2012, 06:57:11 PM
I would have upgraded to the 5D3 but I do not want Canon to open up my lens for an IC upgrade.

Neither does the 1DX have the reach I seek.

They're good bodies by any measure but sometimes you just have to skip a generation and put the money to trips. :)
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: neuroanatomist on December 23, 2012, 07:08:44 PM
I loved mine. 

But...I'm glad that I sold it when I did, since one could be bought new today for what I sold it for a few months ago.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: Quasimodo on December 23, 2012, 07:12:16 PM
Requiem aeternam!

I will keep mine as a second camera, whatever my next will be. We have travelled on too many, less travelled by, to part.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: JBeckwith on December 23, 2012, 08:27:40 PM
Fine with me that it's discontinued.  Mine still has a long life ahead of it before I will feel the need to upgrade.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: newmandoyle on December 23, 2012, 08:39:45 PM
Kind of sad :(  The 5D2 was and still is a great body!
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: tron on December 23, 2012, 08:51:24 PM

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Most interesting thing to me is that the EOS 1V is still alive.

$1699 new at B&H, film not included.
SHAME ON THEM! They should include a free film  ;D

Just the one??  Be a bit like selling you a 5D III with a 256MB CF card.....
They sell it with no card at all!
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: RLPhoto on December 23, 2012, 09:12:06 PM
Never wanted, nor owned a 5D2. Still, many did enjoy their 5D2's.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: tron on December 23, 2012, 09:36:01 PM
Kind of sad :(  The 5D2 was and still is a great body!
Just AFMA it and it really is a great body. I will keep mine to keep company to my ... 5DMkIII   :)
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: RGomezPhotos on December 23, 2012, 11:04:58 PM
Love my 5D MKII! Used by so many bad-ass photographers...
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: EchoLocation on December 23, 2012, 11:41:43 PM
sad.
twas my first dream DSLR......
it will go down as a legend.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: EOBeav on December 24, 2012, 12:20:03 AM
A year to the day that I got mine! Not a bit sorry I took that plunge.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: jdramirez on December 24, 2012, 12:56:46 AM
Never wanted, nor owned a 5D2. Still, many did enjoy their 5D2's.

It's weird with me.  I think I am a fool for the marketing... I started with an XS then upgraded after 2 years to a 60D (mostly because of the cross type AF points and shots per second).  When I had the XS, the mkii was my dream camera... stuff that I would love to have, but simply would never be able to afford to get.  But then everyone said the auto focus was weak, and the 5d mkiii was just so much better.  And then the mkiii became my dream camera which was really out of reach when it was 3500... but now that you can find one for 2500... it is still expensive, but not impossibly so. 

Back when the 5d mkii packages were selling for around 2200 with the body, 24-105 and a printer... I thought about getting one.  But I couldn't pull the trigger because of the shots per second and the auto focus, and I think I would even miss the crop factor.  So the mkii just simply became something I had no interest in. 

And I think where my biggest hang up is... is that I don't want to pay for something that will depreciate so quickly.  I love that lenses hold their value, but not bodies. 
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: verysimplejason on December 24, 2012, 03:51:31 AM
Legend!
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: mrsfotografie on December 24, 2012, 04:06:53 AM
My MkII won't be discontinued for the foreseeable future, thanks in part to my 7D ;) I love the way the MkII and 7D complement each other. In my eye, a choice can be made between either the both of these camera's vs 'only' the 5D mkIII that combines their functionality. I strongly prefer to have two bodies however with different capabilities - always the right tool for the job and the possibility to carry both bodies with different lenses for different focal lengths to save swapping out lenses.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: M.ST on December 24, 2012, 05:05:41 AM
Thank´s to Canon for this great workhorse (the AF system not included).
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: CharlieB on December 24, 2012, 06:57:45 AM
Back when the 5d mkii packages were selling for around 2200 ....... my biggest hang up is... is that I don't want to pay for something that will depreciate so quickly.  I love that lenses hold their value, but not bodies.

I take the other approach.  Stay off the bleeding edge, and I can afford it.  Getting the 5D2 at high discount was not a bad thing for me. 

And I agree the 5D2/7D combination is a happy one, not only for features, but for ergonomics.  The layouts are very similar.   
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: rmt3rd on December 24, 2012, 08:36:56 AM
Does this mean that Canon will no longer service a discontinued item?  Just bought mine as a backup a month ago and has a 1-year warranty.  I'm sure they will honor the warranty, but what about after the year is up?
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: Tan on December 24, 2012, 08:41:47 AM
My MkII won't be discontinued for the foreseeable future, thanks in part to my 7D ;) I love the way the MkII and 7D complement each other. In my eye, a choice can be made between either the both of these camera's vs 'only' the 5D mkIII that combines their functionality. I strongly prefer to have two bodies however with different capabilities - always the right tool for the job and the possibility to carry both bodies with different lenses for different focal lengths to save swapping out lenses.

I also have the 7D-5D2 combination and I absolutely love it. 7D for reach and speed, 5D2 for pure quality. It may be discontinued, but it will stay with me for a long time. :)
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: Mendolera on December 24, 2012, 08:53:07 AM
I almost pulled the trigger on the Mark II multiple times when I kind of wore and outgrew my XSI. When it was finally time to upgrade, the Mark II about three years into the production schedule and with rumors abound I waited a little longer. I wanted to start getting into video when my son was born so I bought a 60D figuring it would hold me off for 12-18 months. I still planned on getting the Mark II when they did finally release the Mark III due to the assumed price drops  but when I got the Mark III for $2499 it was tough to pass up.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: dandai on December 24, 2012, 09:04:13 AM
I'm keeping my 5D2 for slow moving things like landscapes,low light, and slow moving people...
My 7D will be use for quicker moving things and macro.
A perfect partnership..  :D
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: tron on December 24, 2012, 10:26:40 AM
B&H has an excellent offer for  those who prefer it to 6D...
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: Sporgon on December 24, 2012, 11:07:21 AM
Strange how the mk2 became so iconic when it is only a mk1 with 23 % increase in resolution ( which 90% of users didn't need ) and video ( which 90% of users didn't need ). When we got our first mk2 at Building Panos we thought the video was amazing, but very quickly found a proper video camera was much better for any  casual video that we wanted. The video function on the mk2's hasn't been used for years in our case.

Obviously it's a very capable camera for many applications, but then so was the Mk 1.

The mk3 deserves to achieve this iconic status because it broad range of capabilities is truly impressive  :)
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: verysimplejason on December 24, 2012, 11:37:30 AM
Strange how the mk2 became so iconic when it is only a mk1 with 23 % increase in resolution ( which 90% of users didn't need ) and video ( which 90% of users didn't need ). When we got our first mk2 at Building Panos we thought the video was amazing, but very quickly found a proper video camera was much better for any  casual video that we wanted. The video function on the mk2's hasn't been used for years in our case.

Obviously it's a very capable camera for many applications, but then so was the Mk 1.

The mk3 deserves to achieve this iconic status because it broad range of capabilities is truly impressive  :)

ISO and IQ are a lot better than mark I.  The cheap video capability is also a big plus.  Maybe for your case you don't find 5D2 video great but here in Asia, 5D2 video capability is pretty much used especially by wedding photographers, videographers because it is less expensive than videocams and serve a dual purpose.  True, they also use a video camera but it is too expensive to have multiple videocam.  The best course is to have one main videocam and have several 5D2 to cover multiple perspectives.  Even until now, they are still used pretty much by a lot of wedding and event photographers.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on December 24, 2012, 06:00:49 PM

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Most interesting thing to me is that the EOS 1V is still alive.

$1699 new at B&H, film not included.
SHAME ON THEM! They should include a free film  ;D

four free rolls of K64 ;)
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on December 24, 2012, 06:02:47 PM
I still think the Canon 20D was the most influential DSLR ever. It was the first one at a reasonable price that really seemed good enough to get even many film proponents to finally give up film and go digital. I knew so few people using DSLR before the 20D and so many after.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: silverfirebird on December 24, 2012, 09:15:43 PM
I just bought a 5D MkII last Thursday. I love it so far. I also have a T3i as well. I love the quality the 5D Mk II produces. It's mind blowing for me! I remember the time when it was released to the public in 2008, I bought a Rebel XS with my xmas bonus to get me started in digital photography. That brings back memories.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: persiannight on December 26, 2012, 04:35:16 PM
Still love that "SNAP" of the 20d....
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: DzPhotography on December 28, 2012, 04:18:48 AM
Look on the bright side, now the 6D can drop in price  :P
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: cayenne on December 29, 2012, 05:13:00 PM
Strange how the mk2 became so iconic when it is only a mk1 with 23 % increase in resolution ( which 90% of users didn't need ) and video ( which 90% of users didn't need ). When we got our first mk2 at Building Panos we thought the video was amazing, but very quickly found a proper video camera was much better for any  casual video that we wanted. The video function on the mk2's hasn't been used for years in our case.

Obviously it's a very capable camera for many applications, but then so was the Mk 1.

The mk3 deserves to achieve this iconic status because it broad range of capabilities is truly impressive  :)

I was about to pull the trigger on the 5D2 last year about this time...when I heard the 5D3 was due out soon...so, I held off.

I bought and use it primary for the video.....but I find more and more, I'm really starting to appreciate using the stills funcitons too, and am enjoying its full potential.

But the 5D2...was going to be bought primariy for video...but when I heard the 5D3 was soon coming out, I just hung around these forums to find out when it came out, and I pulled the trigger on that in May.

My first DSLR...and wow...how much fun it has been so far!!!

cayenne
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: bdunbar79 on December 29, 2012, 06:22:44 PM
Does this mean that Canon will no longer service a discontinued item?  Just bought mine as a backup a month ago and has a 1-year warranty.  I'm sure they will honor the warranty, but what about after the year is up?

They'll service it for many years to come.  It's just like lenses.  You'll just have to pay, but they'll service it.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: verysimplejason on December 30, 2012, 07:23:37 PM
Does this mean that Canon will no longer service a discontinued item?  Just bought mine as a backup a month ago and has a 1-year warranty.  I'm sure they will honor the warranty, but what about after the year is up?

They'll service it for many years to come.  It's just like lenses.  You'll just have to pay, but they'll service it.

+1.  They even offer service for my friend's old 20D.  As long as you have money, there'll be no problem.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: ddashti on January 05, 2013, 12:31:02 AM
This body will always be a big part of DSLR history.
Title: Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
Post by: DCM1024 on January 05, 2013, 12:47:00 AM
We have 2 5d2 bodies - love and will use them until they die :-)