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Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« on: February 26, 2012, 09:10:12 AM »
Pay less! The 5D Mark II will see price drops starting on March 4, 2012.

Waiting to get confirmation of what the drop will be, but it may get back down to the Christmas pricing of $1999.

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Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« on: February 26, 2012, 09:10:12 AM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 09:28:14 AM »
So this would pretty much confirm the 3k+ price to me...
5DIII 8-200mm minus 35mm in there.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 09:40:06 AM »
No thanks Canon.
i'm not giving into this and i've waited enough for a 5d2 successor. however, its likely that many of us might have to wait quite sometime to get our hands on 5d3/5dx..  :'(

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 09:43:11 AM »
When there is a price drop, does the refurbished model reflect the same percentage drop on the Canon online store?

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 11:11:52 AM »
Still not sorry I got mine at <$2kUS over the holidays.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 11:25:32 AM »
So this would pretty much confirm the 3k+ price to me...
That's what I was going to say... No way $3500 is the price of a kit of new 5D3 plus new lens, as some people speculate/dream...

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 11:37:11 AM »
So this would pretty much confirm the 3k+ price to me...
That's what I was going to say... No way $3500 is the price of a kit of new 5D3 plus new lens, as some people speculate/dream...
based on the OP's info: yepp. spot on. so, I will purchase the cam sometime next year then, hoping for a decent price drop. I am not an early adopter anyway. Hope the new 5D will get 1024k ISO at H2. Meanwhile  my 30D will gently click.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 11:37:11 AM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 11:53:17 AM »
With the D700 price drops to $2169 or thereabouts, that maintains Canons lower price.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 12:17:12 PM »
Great news for those looking for a bargain on the 5DII.  Terrible news for those hoping to sell a currently-owned 5DII after getting (or to fund the purchase of) a 5DIII/X or 1D X. 
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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 12:57:00 PM »
Terrible news for those hoping to sell a currently-owned 5DII after getting (or to fund the purchase of) a 5DIII/X or 1D X.
my thought exactly
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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2012, 12:58:59 PM »
Great news for those looking for a bargain on the 5DII.  Terrible news for those hoping to sell a currently-owned 5DII after getting (or to fund the purchase of) a 5DIII/X or 1D X.

Starting to think I should have sold my 5D2 already and just used the 7D until the 5D3 hits shelves (but it hasn't been clear enough when it will arrive, what if it the hit shelves is next Nov or what if they mess it up so badly I'd rather just stick with my 5D2 or even think about D800?).

On the plus side if it really is $3500 body only then hopefully that means it is a good 7fps and has very near 1DX AF (if not then I can see the 5D3 sales not going anywhere unless there are enough video people alone to gobble them up, and there may be).

But yeah $3500 body only will be a lot tougher to fund if they instantly drop price for new copies of 5D2. You would think they would realize this and not dump the price on it right away but I guess they want to clear them out before it is too late.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2012, 02:06:21 PM »
The 5Dm2 might sell more than the 5Dx(m3) at that price...  Most people are looking for an affordable full frame camera, and the 5Dm2 won't be any less sharp or less wide-angle next month than it is now.  It might not be 'the newest' and latest thing, but it still will work very well.

Now, I know the whole high megapixel argument pro/con, but if the 5Dx(m3) isn't 28+, the average buyer won't see the difference between the 5Dm2 and the new camera. 
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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2012, 02:20:12 PM »
The 5Dm2 might sell more than the 5Dx(m3) at that price...  Most people are looking for an affordable full frame camera, and the 5Dm2 won't be any less sharp or less wide-angle next month than it is now.  It might not be 'the newest' and latest thing, but it still will work very well.

Now, I know the whole high megapixel argument pro/con, but if the 5Dx(m3) isn't 28+, the average buyer won't see the difference between the 5Dm2 and the new camera.

thats a good point, but my guess is that the average buyer isn't in the market for a $2,000+ FF camera.  After it comes out, and if Canon addressed all the shortcomings of the ii, I think people will notice.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2012, 02:20:12 PM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2012, 02:47:31 PM »
120 fps @1080 will do the trick

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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2012, 03:37:25 PM »
It's kin of a necessary market correction to lower the price.  If the mkii price was kept at near $2500, then the used price would be artificially high.  People with 2 year old mkii's, and thousdans of shutter clicks would take their real value 1400-1700 bodies and sell them for 1800-2100 - which, some may balk at cause they want that extra cash so they can afford the mkiii - nevertheless it would still be an artificially high used price.   

Also, I don't really think this validates any of the rumored prices (IE $3500 body only/$3500 with kit lens).  This news really tells us that some of the previous rumors may not be true - IE that canon intends on continuing the mkii line.   They liquidated during the holidays, then kicked up the price to try to make margin goals, now, they need to clear space - so boom, the price drops.  OR, ya never know, maybe they will continue the mkii line for a year, with a $1999 tag many crop users will take a good hard look at the mkii.  and if the specs and IQ are spectacular for the mkiii, then those who go for a reduced price mkii may very well pony up for a mkiii next year..

Either way, yes the mkii is a fine camera, but it is an old camera and there is really no justifiable reason to keep the price so high in the face of the new model. 

 
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Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2012, 03:37:25 PM »