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Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« on: February 06, 2014, 12:50:39 PM »
I found a Canon 5D mark ii on ebay for under $400 (bidding). Yes their is an issue, it will not power on. Would be too much of a risk to buy it (if the price stays low) and have it fixed? I assume it can be many different factors as to why it won't power up. Already have a 5d, but was looking to expand. Thanks for the help guys!

here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-II-21-1-MP-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-NEEDS-REPAIR-or-for-PARTS-/171235585223?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item27de6facc7
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Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 12:59:59 PM »
Do not even think about buying it.

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Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 01:02:25 PM »
Personally, I wouldn't touch it.  You might want to contact a reputable Canon repair facility to get a ballpark estimate idea of what it would cost to have them look at it and repair.
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Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 01:06:20 PM »
The only times I have purchased salvaged or broken cameras/lenses was for parts or the occasional desk or bookshelf eye candy.

This might make sense if you were a camera tech yourself, but you're taking a big gamble on hoping to bring this camera back to life.  Who knows what happened to it, consider yourself warned!
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Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014, 01:57:20 PM »
Do not even think about buying it.

Yeah the chances of fixing it for less than it costs to buy a heavily used working one are slim and you may have problems with it for life.

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Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014, 02:01:42 PM »
Do not even think about buying it.

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Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014, 02:30:08 PM »
If it seems too good to be true, there is a great possibility of being a bad deal.

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Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2014, 03:26:26 PM »
Take a close look at the pictures of the battery compartment and of the click wheel. There is obviously something funky going on.
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Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2014, 04:49:52 PM »
The area around the front of the hot shoe also looks chewed up.

I'd run, not walk, away from this as fast as my legs would carry me.
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Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2014, 05:56:55 PM »
Is it sea sand all around it?

I wonder if it's also radioactive.

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Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2014, 06:00:58 PM »
Buy a 6D for $1400 a lot safer.

It is a big gamble, It would be a simple problem which would cost you $200 (repairs aren't cheap) or it could of been dropped in water where it is pretty much dead inside and you are just getting the body (shell).

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Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2014, 04:27:58 AM »
Hi,
I'd give this at least a +10! with the damage and apparent contamination issues I wouldn't even think about it for parts!

Cheers Graham.
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The area around the front of the hot shoe also looks chewed up.

I'd run, not walk, away from this as fast as my legs would carry me.
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Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2014, 07:00:23 PM »
Really appreciate the help! Since everyone pretty much said don't buy it, I decided to buy it....just kidding of course, as stated I ran away from that. my original 5d will continue to march on.

Thanks again guys!
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Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2014, 01:13:05 AM »
Buying it is just like to buy a lottery. Will you?

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