I've noticed that our local Costco Store has them with lens and extras for a low price. Either Canon is closing them out, or they have a big surplus and are giving out deals to Costco.
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Only if you are trying to sell something else.No, I wouldn't buy that, and I didn't.
Just thought i'd offer an alternative to BR, have you seen the Bos Strap? Mine is awesome and I feel more secure with the camera attached to a single neck strap loop than the tripod mount.
Checking out the link, I noticed the following statement under "product description" (re the Bos Strap) : "Helps reduce the stress and possible damage to your camera body tripod socket and internal seals when hanging the camera upside down from a tripod socket fitting." As I have a Black Rapid, which as everyone knows attaches via the tripod socket, I find this slightly alarming - does hanging a camera from a tripod socket fitting REALLY put undue stress on the tripod socket and internal seals to the point of damaging them, or is this just marketing hype?
Canon has kept release prices of enthusiast level APS-C bodies above the $1000 barrier. Although, if one were to adjust for inflation, we would be below the 2000 value of $1000.
I suspect, subject to market forces, Canon will probably try to keep full frame bodies above $1500 (at launch). Given the trajectory shown above, that may take another 2 generations to reach, however.
You also need to consider where Canon is pitching the xx0D range - which have now settled at listing just below $900 at launch. That makes a sub $1000 full frame body seem unlikely to me, unless APS-C starts to fall away, which seems unlikely to me.
APS-C will always have a place in Canon's lineup, as they have proven that a 1.6x crop sensor is useful for many types of photography. APS-C sensors are the sweet spot for the manufacturer price-wise; they can charge $1000 for a 60D-type camera where the sensor costs a couple hundred dollars, compared to a 6D that's going for $2000 with a $1500 sensor. As things are now, Canikon can't charge significantly less than $2k for a full-frame body without either making it out of silly putty or taking a significant loss on every camera sold.
Costs to make a FF sensor have certainly dropped dramatically over the years, but the basic concept driving the price to 20X the cost of APS-C has not changed. DSLR sensors are not made from run of the mill silicone wafers as some seem to think.
I don't believe that the FF sensors cost dramatically more to make than 1.6 crop sensors. They use the difference to allow them to sell cameras at a lower price point to 95% of the people buying cameras without undercutting the prices on their own FF models.
What do you do after the 6 minute warranty from Craigslist? I tried a search for 1200 dollar 5D MK II's on craigslist. many of them are asking $1700 or more, which is clueless. After checking several listings, I found one that was described as well worn. http://austin.craigslist.org/pho/3360074950.htmlOf course, there is no warranty or return on a 4 year old CL body with 20K exposures.Thanks. I thought I'd never see the 5D2 refurbished that low.
You can get a used 5D II on CL for $1200 or less.
The Refurbished Canon 5D MK II I bought had only 135 shutter actuations on it. it had 14 day return rights and 90 day warranty, but it was perfect.
So...what do you do after 90day warranty? Do you think the next refu 5D II from Canon will have same shutter count as your?
I finally went down to Costco and bought a 55 inch (largest that I can fit). It was the Samsung XXX7150 model.Well, so far, I'm sitting here reading this and waiting for Fedex to Deliver my Dell. Later, i'll go into Spokane and checkout new HD TV's at Costco. They seem to be beating everyone on prices for mid level models. I don't bother with the low end come-on prices that people fight over. I'll have plenty of time to review the available models and decide.I successfully talked my wife into a new entry-level macbook pro, for the sole purpose I can give my old one, that my wife stole to my mother. Actually, Costco's prices were even beating decent sale prices on TVs next week. My only qualm is that they usually carry the mid level models and I've finally convinced the wife to do an upper-tier one.
I'm not keen on 3D either, so I may avoid that.
One of her friends tried to get some doorbusters but couldn't find a deal on a parking spot
Ugh, they sold out before I got to them. Anyone know of any other opportunity to get in at that pricepoint, either through them or someone else? I'm not even seeing them used for that cheap!Keep an eye out for them on Canon Price Watch. We will likely see more deals on cyber Monday, or even on Tuesday. If you signup for notification, you will get a e-mail notification when the price drops.
Where does your information come from? I've had both and the 5DC is easily better. The 7D looks horrible at or above ISO 800.Sorry if I don't shoot shoot test chart but in real world use the 5Dc is better than the 7D.
No it's not. We're not discussing opinion here. Noise levels are objective, testable reality. The 7D tests lower across the board (chroma, black, grey). This doesn't magically change with a "real world" scene.
The chroma noise difference in particular is human observable in print where the 7D clearly looks better.