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Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2012, 06:57:45 AM »
Back when the 5d mkii packages were selling for around 2200 ....... 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.

I take the other approach.  Stay off the bleeding edge, and I can afford it.  Getting the 5D2 at high discount was not a bad thing for me. 

And I agree the 5D2/7D combination is a happy one, not only for features, but for ergonomics.  The layouts are very similar.   

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« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2012, 06:57:45 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2012, 08:36:56 AM »
Does this mean that Canon will no longer service a discontinued item?  Just bought mine as a backup a month ago and has a 1-year warranty.  I'm sure they will honor the warranty, but what about after the year is up?

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« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2012, 08:41:47 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.

I also have the 7D-5D2 combination and I absolutely love it. 7D for reach and speed, 5D2 for pure quality. It may be discontinued, but it will stay with me for a long time. :)

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« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2012, 08:53:07 AM »
I almost pulled the trigger on the Mark II multiple times when I kind of wore and outgrew my XSI. When it was finally time to upgrade, the Mark II about three years into the production schedule and with rumors abound I waited a little longer. I wanted to start getting into video when my son was born so I bought a 60D figuring it would hold me off for 12-18 months. I still planned on getting the Mark II when they did finally release the Mark III due to the assumed price drops  but when I got the Mark III for $2499 it was tough to pass up.
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« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2012, 09:04:13 AM »
I'm keeping my 5D2 for slow moving things like landscapes,low light, and slow moving people...
My 7D will be use for quicker moving things and macro.
A perfect partnership..  :D

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« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2012, 10:26:40 AM »
B&H has an excellent offer for  those who prefer it to 6D...

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Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2012, 11:07:21 AM »
Strange how the mk2 became so iconic when it is only a mk1 with 23 % increase in resolution ( which 90% of users didn't need ) and video ( which 90% of users didn't need ). When we got our first mk2 at Building Panos we thought the video was amazing, but very quickly found a proper video camera was much better for any  casual video that we wanted. The video function on the mk2's hasn't been used for years in our case.

Obviously it's a very capable camera for many applications, but then so was the Mk 1.

The mk3 deserves to achieve this iconic status because it broad range of capabilities is truly impressive  :)

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« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2012, 11:07:21 AM »

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« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2012, 11:37:30 AM »
Strange how the mk2 became so iconic when it is only a mk1 with 23 % increase in resolution ( which 90% of users didn't need ) and video ( which 90% of users didn't need ). When we got our first mk2 at Building Panos we thought the video was amazing, but very quickly found a proper video camera was much better for any  casual video that we wanted. The video function on the mk2's hasn't been used for years in our case.

Obviously it's a very capable camera for many applications, but then so was the Mk 1.

The mk3 deserves to achieve this iconic status because it broad range of capabilities is truly impressive  :)

ISO and IQ are a lot better than mark I.  The cheap video capability is also a big plus.  Maybe for your case you don't find 5D2 video great but here in Asia, 5D2 video capability is pretty much used especially by wedding photographers, videographers because it is less expensive than videocams and serve a dual purpose.  True, they also use a video camera but it is too expensive to have multiple videocam.  The best course is to have one main videocam and have several 5D2 to cover multiple perspectives.  Even until now, they are still used pretty much by a lot of wedding and event photographers.

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« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2012, 06:00:49 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

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« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2012, 06:02:47 PM »
I still think the Canon 20D was the most influential DSLR ever. It was the first one at a reasonable price that really seemed good enough to get even many film proponents to finally give up film and go digital. I knew so few people using DSLR before the 20D and so many after.

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« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2012, 09:15:43 PM »
I just bought a 5D MkII last Thursday. I love it so far. I also have a T3i as well. I love the quality the 5D Mk II produces. It's mind blowing for me! I remember the time when it was released to the public in 2008, I bought a Rebel XS with my xmas bonus to get me started in digital photography. That brings back memories.

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« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2012, 05:21:36 AM »
I still think the Canon 20D was the most influential DSLR ever. It was the first one at a reasonable price that really seemed good enough to get even many film proponents to finally give up film and go digital. I knew so few people using DSLR before the 20D and so many after.


For me, it was this line:

"With the 20D, it's my perception that, for Canon lens owners at least, the DSLR has reached maturity."

from here:
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/20d-location.shtml

that told me buying the 20D was the right time to move from SLR to DSLR.

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« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2012, 04:35:16 PM »
Still love that "SNAP" of the 20d....

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« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2012, 04:18:48 AM »
Look on the bright side, now the 6D can drop in price  :P
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« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2012, 05:13:00 PM »
Strange how the mk2 became so iconic when it is only a mk1 with 23 % increase in resolution ( which 90% of users didn't need ) and video ( which 90% of users didn't need ). When we got our first mk2 at Building Panos we thought the video was amazing, but very quickly found a proper video camera was much better for any  casual video that we wanted. The video function on the mk2's hasn't been used for years in our case.

Obviously it's a very capable camera for many applications, but then so was the Mk 1.

The mk3 deserves to achieve this iconic status because it broad range of capabilities is truly impressive  :)

I was about to pull the trigger on the 5D2 last year about this time...when I heard the 5D3 was due out soon...so, I held off.

I bought and use it primary for the video.....but I find more and more, I'm really starting to appreciate using the stills funcitons too, and am enjoying its full potential.

But the 5D2...was going to be bought primariy for video...but when I heard the 5D3 was soon coming out, I just hung around these forums to find out when it came out, and I pulled the trigger on that in May.

My first DSLR...and wow...how much fun it has been so far!!!

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« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2012, 05:13:00 PM »