Archive for: 5d2
[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.
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!
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)
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)
*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)
*UPDATE* B&H Replaces The Camera for free.
It turns out that B&H Photo sent Kurtis a new camera on the house.
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.
*UPDATE* Firmware Available (Canon USA)
You can now download the firmware from Canon USA.
Firmware version 2.1.1 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:
- Fixes a phenomenon where shooting stops after capturing one image when in continuous shooting or the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) continuous shooting setting.
- Corrects misspellings in the menu screens displayed in Dutch language.
There is no download link that I can find anywhere, so the above may change before it becomes downloadable.
From Canon USA
Canon USAs site is showing download links to a new 5D Mark II firmware. Version 2.1.1. At the time of posting this, the download links do not work.
No release notes as to what the firmware will fix/add.
No, there are no direct replacements coming soon.
The issue with shortages is to do with the floods in Thailand and parts needed to manufacture the cameras. Nikon is having the same troubles and the D7000 is experiencing the same issues.
I haven’t heard if any other Canon DSLR is affected.
5D Mark II - Canada
In Canada, the 5D Mark II body only is out there for $1999 at Henry’s and Vistek.
5D Mark II – USA
There will be an instant rebate on the 5D Mark II in the USA starting September 25 and running until October 29, 2011.
Let me know if your country sees a big rebate on the 5D Mark II
The EOS 6D or similar
Received a vague bit of information that Canon could be readying a new entry level full frame camera. It would sit below any sort of 5D Mark III. It would not be the “mythical’ 3D.
The camera would be lower megapixel than the 5D Mark III. A Canon rep recently told the BBC that “fewer megapixels are better”.
I’m still getting some hints of an October announcement of some kind of DSLR, nothing seems difinitive though.
There is a suggestion Canon themselves don’t even know what they’re going to announce, if anything at all. The problem is not prototypes that aren’t ready, the problem is production. If there is an October announcement for a DSLR, I wouldn’t expect immediate delivery based on this information.
Firmware 2.0.9 for 5D Mark II
Firmware Version 2.0.9 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
1. Improves writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
2. Fixes a phenomenon where the IS function will not work when custom function C.Fn III-2 is set to [5: IS start] and the lens attached does not have an AF stop button. This is because custom function C.Fn III-2 allows users to assign IS start to the AF stop button on the lens
3. Corrects misspellings in the menu screens displayed in Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai languages.