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awinphoto

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Re: Anyone bought a 5DMkII in the last 6 months and now regretting it?
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2012, 10:16:03 PM »
Got the 5d2 and 24-105 end of oct/nov and I fully expected to keep it in my lineup temporarily so I'm cool with the new 5d3 coming out. I figure with its age, subtracting the cost of the 24-105 that I'm keeping, and everything considering, I'm only taking a minimal hit on the sale.
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Re: Anyone bought a 5DMkII in the last 6 months and now regretting it?
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2012, 10:16:03 PM »

NWPhil

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Re: Anyone bought a 5DMkII in the last 6 months and now regretting it?
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2012, 10:08:41 AM »
Nope.
I am not a gear head - tech junkie - or need the new features do my job.
Photography is my hobby; my knowledge and technique did not match yet what the 5D2 can do.
Rather spend money in quality glass
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Re: Anyone bought a 5DMkII in the last 6 months and now regretting it?
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2012, 10:56:51 AM »
Not at all. Fits my needs as a professional, especially in concert with the 7D. It'd be nice to have the mk III, but not for $1500 more than I spent on the mk II.

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Re: Anyone bought a 5DMkII in the last 6 months and now regretting it?
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2012, 12:05:54 PM »
I bought my 5D2 for $1999 USD bundled with $300 street value of software I actually use, so no regrets here.

That said I'm waiting to see the RAW ISO comparison shots between 5D2 and 5D3 to see just what the gains are. Preferably shot in low light since high ISO in good lighting is very different than high ISO in low light.

If the ISO improvement is good enough and if everyone raves about the AF and improved video I might upgrade down the road.
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Re: Anyone bought a 5DMkII in the last 6 months and now regretting it?
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2012, 12:05:54 PM »