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Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012

Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012

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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5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]

5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]

aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!
Tons of information coming in about possibly the most anticipated camera of 2012 (sorry Nikon).

Announcement date of February 28, 2012?
I have received lots of emails saying that’ll be the announcement date. I cannot confirm it to 100% certainty, so for now it’s just a guess.

Specs?
All the same specs are coming in. 22mp, 61pt af, 6.9fps. It could definitely take the spot of the 7D, if the previous rumor is true.

Shipping?
Late March or early April is the mentioned ship times for the camera. If this is true, there should be real solid leaks coming soon.

Where’s my megapixels?
A lot of people are wondering why 22mp is it, especially after Nikon announced their 36mp D800 last week. Canon’s Masaya Maeda had some interesting things to say about a large megapixel body.

…Regarding how Canon responds to the competition from Nikon’s D800 and the concern of the successor of 5D Mark II, Maeda indicates that although he cannot leak information about un-announced product, the way Canon develops new product is to satisfy the needs of professional photographers. For instance, the introduction of EOS-1D X is to satisfy professional photographers to photoshoot sports events like the Olympics, in terms of their requirement of high FPS and high image quality under high ISO settings. If Canon thinks the market wants the high resolution models such as the 30+ MP of Nikon’s D800, they can easily develop such products…

The bolded part of the above quote basically translates to, “we have one, give us a bit to tear a D800 apart and make sure ours is better”.

I still want a 5D2!
There has also been a few suggestions that the 5D Mark II could remain current, even after a perceived replacement is announced.

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Canon DSLR & Lens Rebate Extended Until February 4, 2012

Canon DSLR & Lens Rebate Extended Until February 4, 2012

Rebate extensions are good
Canon has extended the DSLR & lens combination rebate program until February 24, 2012. The 7D and 5D Mark II are the main DSLR bodies for the rebate program.

There are also combo rebates for the Pixma 9000 Mark II printer.

Canon DSLR & Lens Rebates at B&H 

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New Magic Lantern Unified Running on the 5D Mark II

Magic Lantern Unified
EOSHD – “A quick test of the beta version of Magic Lantern Unified. This ports all the latest Magic Lantern features including HDR Video, easy to use menus and AF based follow focus to the 5D Mark II.”

More Info at Planet5D (video) &  EOSHD (video below)

5D Mark II Bundle @ B&H $1999

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Canon 5D Mark II $1999 Deal at B&H Still Going.

Canon 5D Mark II $1999 Deal at B&H Still Going.

From B&H
B&H is still selling the 5D Mark II body only for $1999 via the link below.

Included with the body is a bundle of products.

  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Card
  • Lowepro Adventura 170 Shoulder Bag
  • Red Giant B&H Video Production Software Bundle
  • $719.85 total value

5D Mark II Body Only Bundle @ B&H for $1999

 

Can I get it before Christmas?
Below are the shipping cutoff times to get your goods by Friday, December 23, 2011. (Domestic USA)

UPS Ground Tuesday, Dec. 20, 4:00pm EST
FedEx Saver Tuesday, Dec. 20, 4:00pm EST
Express Mail Tuesday, Dec. 20, 6:00pm EST
UPS 3 day Tuesday, Dec. 20, 4:00pm EST
2 Day Shipping (UPS, FedEx Only)* Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4:00pm EST
Next-Day Shipping (UPS, FedEx Only)* Thursday Dec.22, 4:00pm EST

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7D2, 5D3 and Megapixel Insights

7D2, 5D3 and Megapixel Insights

Some insights
[NL] mentions we’ll be seeing the 7D Mark II as well as a 5D Mark III by the time Photokina 2012 rolls around next September.

They also go on to mention that if Canon does release a higher megapixel full frame camera (30+ mp), it won’t be the 5D Mark III that gets them. The testing of higher megapixel sensors was also mentioned and it’s said all of this will depend on the “market”.

With all that being said, is it being insinuated that the 5D Mark III would get the same or similar sensor to the 18mp one in the 1D X?

The recent price drops of the 5D Mark II (down to $1999 in the US) I don’t think are a direct precursor to an imminent 5D Mark III announcement.

7D Mark II
Absolutely zero information has come my way about a new 7D. What I don’t think will happen is an APS-H 7D. They won’t eliminate the use of EF-S lenses on the body.

I’ve only heard about a 24mp APS-C, and an updated 18mp APS-C sensor. Niether of which there is much information about.

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Adorama – December Deals

Adorama – December Deals

Adorama – December Deals *Updated Regularly*
Instead of new posts whenever Adorama updates their deals, I will update this post. If it’s of interest to you, keep an eye on it!

 

Cameras
5D Mark II (Body) Reg: $2499 Sale: $1999 (BUY)
5D Mark II w/24-105 f/4L IS Reg: $3299 Sale: $2799 (BUY)
7D (Body) Reg: $1599 Sale: $1334.99 (BUY)
7D w/28-135 IS Reg: $1899 Sale: $1556 (BUY)
7D w/18-135 IS Reg: $1999 Sale: $1649 (BUY)

Lenses
EF-S 10-22 Reg: $769 Sale: $719 (BUY)
EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS Reg: $1059 Sale: $989 (BUY)
TS-E 25 f/3.5L II Reg: $1969 Sale: $1799EF 70-200 f/4L Reg: $709 Sale: $589 (BUY)
EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS Reg: $1599 Sale: $1334.99 (BUY)
EF 1.4X TC II Reg: $309 Sale: $294 (BUY)
EF 2.0X TC III Reg: $474 Sale: $467 (BUY)

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*UPDATE* B&H Price Drops on the 5D Mark II Body

*UPDATE* B&H Price Drops on the 5D Mark II Body

*UPDATE* It seems to be a theme
B&H has dropped the price of the 5D Mark II body once again. It’s now $1999.95

5D Mark II Body Only @ B&H for $1999.95

B&H Drops the price again
The seesaw battle of pricing continues on the 5D Mark II.

I doubt you’re going to see too much more of a drop on these things before the new year.

The 5D Mark II Body only price has been dropped $160 to $2039. (BUY)

The 5D Mark II kit is holding firm at $2799 (BUY)

Canon S95 for a steal
The discontinued Canon PowerShot S95 can now be had for $279. That’s a steal.  (BUY)

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Friday Deals @ B&H

Friday Deals @ B&H

From B&H
The 5D Mark II w/24-105 f/4L IS kit at $2799 until December 11, 2011. (BUY)

The EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II is at $2074, which is about $425 cheaper than it was in the summer. (BUY)

The Canon 580 EX II is now $399, that’s a savings of $50. (BUY)

The EF 16-35 f/2.8L II is at $1394 until midnight EST tonight. You’re saving about $220. (BUY)

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*UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds

*UPDATE* B&H Replaces The Camera for free.
It turns out that B&H Photo sent Kurtis a new camera on the house.

Sorry Kurtis
I don’t like to be entertained by other peoples mishaps, however I think this is a public service announcement in some ways.

There is a nice lead up to the death of a 5D Mark II. Mother nature is fun.

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