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5D MKII Used?
« on: October 02, 2012, 09:10:33 AM »
What's a fair going price for it these days? Looking to close a deal on a 5D MKII $1400 with 43k actuation. Is there a lot of life left on it? Thanks. I'm hoping it's still a solid camera as the MK III is too rich and 6D is somewhat of a rip off. Thanks.

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5D MKII Used?
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Re: 5D MKII Used?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 10:59:44 AM »
What's a fair going price for it these days? Looking to close a deal on a 5D MKII $1400 with 43k actuation. Is there a lot of life left on it? Thanks. I'm hoping it's still a solid camera as the MK III is too rich and 6D is somewhat of a rip off. Thanks.

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Re: 5D MKII Used?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 11:10:25 AM »
sounds like a good price to me, especially since it's been so well used. I just bought a used mark II with less than 800 actuations (it's basically new) and paid £1,050 (about $1695), I couldn't throw my money at the guy fast enough
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Re: 5D MKII Used?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 11:17:36 AM »
I paid $1407 thru the Canon refurb program for a virtually ned camera that had under 300 actuations and a 90 day waranty.  The price went up $100, but I suspect it will drop back to $1400 or lower as Canon inventory of refurbs will build rapidly with new ones going for $1799.
I'd likely not want to save a few hundred dollars on a used one.  Just one trip to Canon for a minor repair would eatup most or all of the savings.  If the original batteries are used, they may soon need replacement, and if it comes with third party junk batteries, you will need to spend $100 on a good one to get reliability.
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Re: 5D MKII Used?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 11:50:11 AM »
What's a fair going price for it these days? Looking to close a deal on a 5D MKII $1400 with 43k actuation. Is there a lot of life left on it? Thanks. I'm hoping it's still a solid camera as the MK III is too rich and 6D is somewhat of a rip off. Thanks.
Right now it's 1800 new (400$ instant rebate) at B&H (and I guess at other shops as well)

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Re: 5D MKII Used?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 01:02:03 PM »
In my opinion, to pay $1400 for a 5D Mark II with 43,000 actuations is a bit high. You can get one now brand new with zero actuations for $1799, and my guess is that the price drop and the move to clear out inventories of the 5D Mark II will markedly affect the Ebay price soon, and quite possibly make used 5D Mark II's with just a few thousand actuations available for the price you are considering. Even though the camera is built to live considerably longer than it has thus far, forty three thousand actuations is quite a bit more than a mere test drive. I think that seller is going to soon have trouble moving the camera because there'll be so many others available at nearly the same price but a fraction of the actuations.

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Re: 5D MKII Used?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 03:37:17 PM »
In my opinion, to pay $1400 for a 5D Mark II with 43,000 actuations is a bit high. You can get one now brand new with zero actuations for $1799, and my guess is that the price drop and the move to clear out inventories of the 5D Mark II will markedly affect the Ebay price soon, and quite possibly make used 5D Mark II's with just a few thousand actuations available for the price you are considering. Even though the camera is built to live considerably longer than it has thus far, forty three thousand actuations is quite a bit more than a mere test drive. I think that seller is going to soon have trouble moving the camera because there'll be so many others available at nearly the same price but a fraction of the actuations.
+1 Exactly! 1800 new is much better value for money. Or a cheaper than $1400 used one...

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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 04:21:10 PM »
Thanks folks for the thoughts.

I found a guy selling brand new unused one for $1600. Didn't even bother to hangle. If i meet and it looks legit I'm taking it.  The guy with the 42 click camera was willing to go down to $1300 buy I'll take the brand new one for the 300$ premium.


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Re: 5D MKII Used?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 04:28:42 PM »
I wouldn't want to buy a camera with 43K on it, at least not as my primary camera.

With the price drop on the 5D MKII, buying used for anything over $1300 seems a little unjustified to me.

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 04:28:42 PM »