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yungfat

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Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« on: February 24, 2018, 02:16:15 AM »
Hi folks,

Do you think refurbished Canon 5D Mark II still worth $1,759 in 2018?

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-5d-mark-ii-body-refurbished

This camera has dropped to around $1,800 while 6D launched, and refurbished unit still asking for $1,759 as per today price.

Just a bit strange for the pricing, the brand new 6D Mark II is listed as $1,899.

Seems tough to convinced consumer to purchase a refurbished unit at this price range.

Please share your comments.

Thank you.

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Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« on: February 24, 2018, 02:16:15 AM »

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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 04:03:24 AM »
NO.
Pesos, maybe.

IMO, it's not even worth $759 today with the competition out there.

6D/2 far better deal

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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 06:43:52 AM »
Hi folks,

Do you think refurbished Canon 5D Mark II still worth $1,759 in 2018?

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-5d-mark-ii-body-refurbished

This camera has dropped to around $1,800 while 6D launched, and refurbished unit still asking for $1,759 as per today price.

Just a bit strange for the pricing, the brand new 6D Mark II is listed as $1,899.

Seems tough to convinced consumer to purchase a refurbished unit at this price range.

Please share your comments.

Thank you.

As someone who has used a 5D2 in the last 24 hours.... NO!

It is a wonderful camera and takes great pictures, but that is way to much.... you are better off looking for a used one or getting a 6D2.....
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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2018, 06:47:12 AM »
That price is crazy in 2018!  You can still make great images with a 5D MkII, but for $1759 there are many, many better options with more current technology and features.  I agree with Aglet and Don that the 6D Mk II is a much better deal.

I buy lots of Canon refurb gear, but always wait for their periodic sales.  The best deals tend to be just before Christmas, but they run them in spring and summer as well.

If you are not in a hurry to buy, watch Canonpricewatch (cpricewatch.com) for deals on gear.  They show most of the better gear deals out there and their Street Price program is a good way to save money.
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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 07:28:42 AM »
I'm a fan of the 5DII, used them since 2009 and still have one now alongside the 5DS for manual lenses. However I guess this is rather attempting to lure buyers into the "5D" badge rather than anything else.

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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 08:28:43 AM »
I’m currently owning a 6D which is my only Canon DSLR at the moment. Not looking at 5DII but just curious on the price tag.

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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 08:38:31 AM »
The 5D II is still a great camera. But that price is just rediculous. There is absolutely no reason to pay that much in 2018.  You can get em used for (usd equivalent)  400 in my area these days. ( No you don’t have a warranty but you can buy four of em and still be better off.)

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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 08:38:31 AM »

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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 08:58:28 AM »
Hi yungfat!

Having used the 5D2 and 5D3, I'd say that the 5D2 is still a good camera and will deliver great IQ.
But I second all the comments that this price is really much too high.

You could discuss something between 700 and 1000, if it's Canon original refurbished and you get several months of warranty.
But definetly not more!

For that amount of money I'd go for a 6D2.
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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 05:18:20 PM »
Hi yungfat!

Having used the 5D2 and 5D3, I'd say that the 5D2 is still a good camera and will deliver great IQ.
But I second all the comments that this price is really much too high.

You could discuss something between 700 and 1000, if it's Canon original refurbished and you get several months of warranty.
But definetly not more!

For that amount of money I'd go for a 6D2.

Hi Maximilian,

Thanks for the reply.

Curious that you are not the first person who commented that the colour for 5Dii is one of the better one in Canon DSLR.

I only have D550 in the past and 6D now, and have not much chance to seriously test out the image quality of others Canon DSLR. Do you mind to share more about this? What are the better Canon DSLR in the past and present that you think rendering the better colour?

Thanks again.

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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2018, 05:27:38 PM »
Just last week, Canon 5D MK III's were selling for $1999 and they were new, not refurbished.

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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2018, 06:19:13 PM »
Hi yungfat!

Having used the 5D2 and 5D3, I'd say that the 5D2 is still a good camera and will deliver great IQ.
But I second all the comments that this price is really much too high.

You could discuss something between 700 and 1000, if it's Canon original refurbished and you get several months of warranty.
But definetly not more!

For that amount of money I'd go for a 6D2.

Hi Maximilian,

Thanks for the reply.

Curious that you are not the first person who commented that the colour for 5Dii is one of the better one in Canon DSLR.

I only have D550 in the past and 6D now, and have not much chance to seriously test out the image quality of others Canon DSLR. Do you mind to share more about this? What are the better Canon DSLR in the past and present that you think rendering the better colour?

Thanks again.
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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2018, 05:34:04 AM »
Hi yungfat!

Having used the 5D2 and 5D3, I'd say that the 5D2 is still a good camera and will deliver great IQ.
But I second all the comments that this price is really much too high.

You could discuss something between 700 and 1000, if it's Canon original refurbished and you get several months of warranty.
But definetly not more!

For that amount of money I'd go for a 6D2.

Hi Maximilian,

Thanks for the reply.

Curious that you are not the first person who commented that the colour for 5Dii is one of the better one in Canon DSLR.

I only have D550 in the past and 6D now, and have not much chance to seriously test out the image quality of others Canon DSLR. Do you mind to share more about this? What are the better Canon DSLR in the past and present that you think rendering the better colour?

Thanks again.

Don't get hung up on "better colour". I ran a 6D along side the 5DII for a couple of years and there is very little difference. If anything the 5DII files are a little "browner" -   (magenta but it's more brown), compared with say the 5DIII, which was "greener" and the 5DS has stepped back a little to somewhere in between. Don't know about the 5DIV. However it is possible to build colour profiles for the files to change this. I won't say correct it because who's to say what's right !

Whatever reasons you may have for considering a 5DII "better" colour should not be one of them.

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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2018, 05:48:11 AM »
The only way they can justify selling this camera for this price nowdays is to sell to industrial users who have specific needs that only the 5D II will address (eg mountings that only this exact body shape will fit in)

IF this doesn't apply to you, avoid.
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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2018, 05:48:11 AM »

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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2018, 02:02:22 PM »
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Hi Maximilian,

Thanks for the reply.

Curious that you are not the first person who commented that the colour for 5Dii is one of the better one in Canon DSLR.
...
What are the better Canon DSLR in the past and present that you think rendering the better colour?
Sorry for a delayed reply - too much work.

As I only shoot RAW with AWB and redo WB an colors in post I never saw any real difference between 5D2 and 5D3. Maybe I'm color blind ;)  8)
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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2018, 03:04:37 PM »
NOT A CHANCE.

maybe 300.
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Re: Is Canon 5D Mark II Refurbished Still Have Its Position in 2018?
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2018, 03:04:37 PM »