« on: March 05, 2012, 11:30:43 AM »
I am fine with the 5D MK III. A little more of a metering upgrade might have been nice, but I think the ISO and A/F improvements are huge over the current 5D MK II
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I'm interested to know the same thing. Looks like this is turning into another 7D vs 5D Mk II thread though!
Please note that the OP is interested in comparing the AF on the 5D II and the 550D. We all know how great the 7D's system is.
I currently own a 550d - my first DSLR.
I think the 550d is one of the most important bodies canon introduced over the past few years. Its very cost effective, and has the same IQ as the 7d, 60d. (some say better then the 7d!).
Your shot of the bird is very nice. I cannot comment on a 5d compare as I never shot one.
I have seen that you cannot mix and match the RF and IR wireless modes. The 600's are compatible with the old 580's via IR wireless only (obviously). I wonder if you can control a 600EX-RT in a soft-box like the Westcott Apollo via the ST-E3 in the hotshoe with RF wireless and have the 600-EX-RT control the legacy 4xx/5xx flash via IR?
Has anyone seen reference to this?
The problem Canon has with pricing and sales will not be the Mark III. Most willing to pay $3000 will figure out a way of getting $3500. But for $700 more than the Mark II, the Nikon D800 is tempting. Personally I prefer the Mark III to the D800 (I prefer to have low light abilities and speed than MP), but the D800 is a more modest upgrade from current 5D mark II owners and offers improvements everywhere if you don't mind switching.
Yeah... It is discontinued.
Seriously... if the 5D MKIII has improved AF, weather sealing and FPS, the only difference for a 7D upgrade becomes crop sensor, and at that point... why bother.
My guess is the 70D becomes the legacy to the 7D
Exactly for that 1.6 crop sensor (extra reach) and the price . They will aim the new 7D ( or whatever will be called) to those photographers who can not afford a 1Dx.
You might be able to sell on ebay for $1800, but it will cost you $150 or more for fees. I'd ask $1775 on CL and be willing to come down to $1650.
Having the manuals, CD's and cables helps. Even a old 35-80mm EF lens might bring a extra $100 when bundled with it.
New MK II's are about to Drop to the $2000 level, so sell quickly while they are still $2269.
I don't mean to be the proverbial rain on the parade... but the best answer to your inquiry IS what someone wants to pay for it.
Any pricing you have seen in the past for the 5DmkII, or see now, has no significance - they are for a used 'current model'. After the new model is announced the resale value will decline noticeably on used, and will likely steadily decline on the remaining new inventory until they are gone.