« on: January 18, 2012, 06:20:25 PM »
If a camera is gray market will a canon facility repair it, I have always been told no that you would have to use a third party repair shop. I would avoid gray market for that reason alone.While its a good camera, the prices I've seen ($1000) would definitely scare me away. With 5d MK II used prices well under $2000, its a huge step forward. Of course, if you can find a 5D classic in good shape for $600-$700, it might be worth the risk.
The 5DC is a nice bit of kit with unique qualities but I agree $1000 sounds like too much, especially with the comprehensively better 5DII starting to appear on Craigslist etc for fairly compelling prices. People are just starting to shift them in anticipation of a 5D3 release. If you're willing to go gray market 5D2 bodies can be had for $2000 or even less if you drill right into the market.
What would you prefer, new gray or pre-owned?