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Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« Reply #15 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. :)
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« Reply #16 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.
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Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« Reply #17 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.
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« Reply #18 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.
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2012, 08:39:45 PM »
Kind of sad :(  The 5D2 was and still is a great body!
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« Reply #20 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!

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Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2012, 09:12:06 PM »
Never wanted, nor owned a 5D2. Still, many did enjoy their 5D2's.

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Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« Reply #22 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   :)

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Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2012, 11:04:58 PM »
Love my 5D MKII! Used by so many bad-ass photographers...
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2012, 11:41:43 PM »
sad.
twas my first dream DSLR......
it will go down as a legend.
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Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« Reply #25 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.
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« Reply #26 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. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2012, 03:51:31 AM »
Legend!

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Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« Reply #28 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.
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Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2012, 05:05:41 AM »
Thank´s to Canon for this great workhorse (the AF system not included).

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