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Buying a 5D MKII
« on: September 13, 2013, 12:25:50 PM »
What would you pay for a used 5D MK II. It's pretty much brand new. Maybe 300 pics taken with it. Is $1800.00 a good deal?

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Buying a 5D MKII
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Re: Buying a 5D MKII
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 01:08:37 PM »
I would recommend that you check out Cannon refurbished, the 6d is probably the better camera for only $1,599.20. If you don't mind spending an extra $575 you could get the 5d mark iii through Cannon's loyalty for around $2375, which just requires you to send in any broken Canon camera that you can find on Ebay for around $6.

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Re: Buying a 5D MKII
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 01:19:20 PM »
$1800??  Just get a 6D...
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Re: Buying a 5D MKII
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013, 01:25:53 PM »
I paid $1,800 for a new 5D Mark II at B&H two years ago during Christmas that included a 16 GB Sandisk Extreme Pro and a cheap Lowepro bag. 

Go for the 6D. 
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Re: Buying a 5D MKII
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013, 01:26:07 PM »
$1800??  Just get a 6D...

Exactly what I was thinking. BTW, I love my 6D.

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Re: Buying a 5D MKII
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013, 01:46:05 PM »
What would you pay for a used 5D MK II. It's pretty much brand new. Maybe 300 pics taken with it. Is $1800.00 a good deal?

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No, its a bad deal!  $1200 might be ok from a private party where there is no warranty.  Don't fall for the blank warranty card included, you need to have a bill of sale from a Canon dealer for your warranty.   If you are set on a 5D MK II rather than a 6D, get a refurb.  They usually have low usage, and they have a 1 year Canon warranty, as well as a 14 day return rights.
 
They will be on sale this Sunday, its only a small discount, so I'd suggest trading in a old Canon film SLR or power shot that is broken.  You will get 15-20% off the Refurb price, the amount varies.  With CLP, you can also get a lens with it, and a discount off the package, which makes it a bargain.
 
Call them and check it out.  When you are ready to buy, you will need to give them the serial number of the old camera, and then send it in using their post paid shipping label.  This is for US customers only.

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Re: Buying a 5D MKII
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013, 03:13:35 PM »
When people see you arguing with an idiot on the internet, all they see is two idiots arguing.

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Re: Buying a 5D MKII
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2013, 11:48:53 PM »
I paid $1100 for mine, under 10K actuations, and he threw in the spare battery.

If you're willing to go anywhere near $1500 just wait for a good 6D sale.
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Re: Buying a 5D MKII
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2013, 12:45:08 AM »
get a Nikon D7100

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Re: Buying a 5D MKII
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2013, 02:39:20 AM »
Is $1800.00 a good deal?

*Any* quick research will show you it isn't - the 6d is cheaper and enhanced in many aspects (see http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11309.0) ... but your post shows why I didn't buy a used 5d2, the prices are relative to the original price and don't consider the fact Canon now has the 6d on the market.

Afaik is 5d2 vs. 6d is only better at: cps, shutter rating, shutter speed, body durability (but both aren't outdoor bodies, so it doesn't really matter).

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Re: Buying a 5D MKII
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2013, 04:34:20 AM »
In europe they sell between 950 - 1100 euro, so 1800 dollar seems way too much.
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