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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2012, 01:53:49 PM »
Typical! I just bought one not long ago. Got mine in Japan, it's actually gone slightly  up in price on amazon.jp but over the last few month it's been hovering around ¥150,000 sounds a lot in dollors (¥1899) but yen to dollor rate is inflated so its more like $1750 in my opinion. Though I wish I could buy in $s, I'd save a packet!  :-\
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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2012, 01:53:49 PM »

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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2012, 01:59:05 PM »
I paid $1000 more than that, and have probably gotten my money's worth out of it.

It still works too.

I just need to buy the WFT-e4a II to get the GPS stuff.  This is the hard part now since the 6D has it built in, why would I spend $500 and add more weight and bulk to the 5Dm2 to do the same thing...
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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2012, 02:17:11 PM »
Having been on the fence for a while I'm wondering if it would be worth upgrading to a FF by getting a 5D2 now when the prices drop or use what I have for now (50D) and instead invest in quality lenses, then buy a 5D3 when prices finally become more reasonable (I suppose in a year or so)?

I've read a lot about what some call outdated AF, and also some flash sync issues (not sure what the specifics are) with the 5D2.
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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2012, 02:33:34 PM »
This is an awesome camera. If you don't have the coin for a 5DmkIII, or don't need those features, this is by far your best bet. Especially when you compare it to the 6D that it's replacing.

Canon has failed on an amazing level by coming out with the 6D.  Why not just keep the 5DmkII out, sell it for the same price, and label it a 'classic' or 'vintage' digital camera? I think there's a market for that.
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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2012, 02:59:49 PM »
Starting to doubt now to still get my hands on a 5DII...  ???
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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2012, 03:01:47 PM »
Price drops to $1699, I'm in for another.

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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2012, 03:07:47 PM »
I was shopping for a used 5DII,but maybe I'll hold out a little longer and go for new....

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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2012, 03:27:15 PM »
Aden Camera in Toronto has had the 5D2 on for at least a week now at $1799.
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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2012, 03:31:19 PM »
This will kill the D600 sales... until the 5D2 is sold out. :)

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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2012, 03:34:06 PM »
Oh man.  I just got a 5DMKIII and this deal still looks too good to pass up!  Wife would kill me though.  I'll probably wait a year or two and see what the 6D price comes down to.  It has a lot over the MKII that would be handy but I don't want to pay early adopter prices for it. 

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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2012, 03:42:14 PM »
$100 off isn't exactly a "big" price drop...

$100? The current MSRP is $2200. That would be a $500 drop.

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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2012, 03:43:32 PM »
I've been looking for a used 5DII for a few months now, almost bought one a few times now. I really hope this price drop affects Sweden too, because if they were to start selling 5DII bodies new for around 11.000 Kr (coinmill.com, US to Swedish currency conversion) that'd be super great! :o :)

Also, I'm going to use it mainly for filming so the "outdated AF" etc wouldn't really bother me that much.

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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2012, 04:01:35 PM »
Things that make you go, hmm......
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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2012, 04:29:01 PM »
Argh. I wish I had the extra cash right now. Would buy a second one as backup in a heartbeat.
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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2012, 06:49:30 PM »
Given that I'm using a 40D right now, I'll checkout the used ones as soon as the price drops. If I can get a used one for about $1000 with a decent shutter count around, around 30K, then I'm good. However, this all depends on what Canon announces in October. If they come out with a reasonably priced high MP camera that's great for portrait, macro and weddings (I don't need action), then I'll get that... and maybe still get a 5D2 as backup. :p. I'd retire my 40D if I didn't have the 10-22mm. Its such an awesome lens.

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Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2012, 06:49:30 PM »