To be fair, I've had to remove the battery on my 5D2 at least once.
I'm sold. Thanks chaps.
Do you think £1000 for a near mint body with about 6000 actuations is fair? Thinking of just doing a 'Buy It Now' and seeing what happens. A lot of the auctions seem to topping out at that, so it might be a nice easy buy for someone.
I'm in London if anybody on here is interested too. Comes with an aftermarket grip.
With such a clean 5D Mk2, I am curious which new features are prompting an upgrade. I know there are many things improved on the Mk3, but what specifically makes you want to upgrade right now?
I ask partially because the idea of a used Mk2 always seems to work its way into my camera upgrade thoughts, and it would be interesting to know.
Basically, the AF. The 5D2 is more than usable for most stuff, but I do the occasional action shoot too. I always seem to end up doing low light too, so the extra headroom the new sensor gives will be more than useful.
I was blown away by the low light capability of the 5D2 after coming from a 30D so I'm looking forward to the Mk3.
The only other cameras that would tempt me are the 1DX (too expensive), and the D800 (wrong system).
I genuinely think that the original price of the Mk3 was way too much. Yeah, it's better that the Mk2, but it's not DOUBLE the camera the Mk2 is. So I don't see how they could charge £3000 while you could pick up a new 5D2 for around £1500 at the time.
£1850 is more realistic, so I think it's time to jump.
My Mk2 has been flawless, but it's just not a Mk3.