Hmmm if, in real life, the autofocus works better than the 5D mkii and the image quality turns out to be at least as good if not better I might well start getting excited about this camera as a potential 60D upgrade!
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When was the last time a digital camera went up in price because it was discontinued, it's not a collectable, it will go down in price.Not sure about bodies but the used price of the 24-70mm mk i seems to have risen since the release of the mk ii...
If the 6d af is at least "acceptable" and the 5d3 price continues to sink, I don't think the 5d2 will rise in price - though it might stick where it is now. The price 24-70 mk1 is ridiculously high atm, but imho that's just because the mk2 is not on the shelves in numbers and the used mk1 market is thinned by the long mk2 delay.
Lenses are a bit of a different beast too. Since they remain relevant and useful regardless of the new technology put into the bodies. Lenses are an investment, or at least as close as you can get to one in the technological product world. I do think the used prices will fall though. As stated - the old ones are discontinued and the new ones are just now out many months later.
"What is your prediction regarding the used-price market for the 5DII? My guess is that if it's discontinued the price will go up and you'll likely pay more for it than the current new price."
When was the last time a digital camera went up in price because it was discontinued, it's not a collectable, it will go down in price.
One thing, don't be afraid to push your ISO. Sometimes, it's better to have grainy shots than have no shots at all. You can also explore the world of B&W. High ISO shots are more forgiving with B&W or Sepia. The grain also gives the perfect "old" effect to your pictures. Don't be limited by your camera. +1 to a previous poster for creativity. Saying that, use 50mm 1.8 if you can't or don't want to use flash or the focal length is just enough or use the 15-85 for those wide angle shots. You have 2 great lenses and 1 great camera with you. Just shoot.
While the 5D MK III is a excellent camera, I sent mine back. The inability to see the AF points in dark rooms is a killer. I can see the much larger 7D AF points, but not the 5D MK III.
5D MK II's were available for under $1600 over labor day, and I bought a 2nd one after returning my 5D MK III thru CLP for $1407.
If I catch one of the 5D MK III's that is through a authorized reseller for $2800, I'll probably go for it, but $3500 is too much.