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I have a refurbished 5D2 on the FedEx truck our for delivery as we speak :).

It's coming directly from Canon, so I trust the quality of the camera. The first thing I am going to do however, is use a utility I found to tell me what the shutter count is.

What number would start to worry you as being to high?

Dec 07, 2011 10:18

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What do you think? Pick a number and be happy if it's under or sad if it's over.

Dec 07, 2011 10:20

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0. Any more than that and it will probably break soon.

Dec 07, 2011 10:21

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thank you for your highly constructive feedback.

Dec 07, 2011 10:30

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If the shutter count was a critical issue for you, shoulda bought a new one. If it's coming from Canon, it'll be fine. Shoot it, enjoy it, and don't worry about it.

Dec 07, 2011 10:44

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Wow---lots of smart a$$es on here today. The 5D MkII 's shutter is rated to 150,000. Under 50K would be great, however, don't think its expensive to have a shutter worked on in a worst case scenario. I'm sure its fine. They give you a warranty? Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have mine.

Dec 07, 2011 10:49

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My 5D MKII has 160K Clicks and still running. :cool:

Dec 07, 2011 10:51

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Thanks guys. It comes with a 90 day warrantee.

And the shutter count was not a critical issue. But I would think if it comes in, and it's say, 250,000, I might want to investigate further as to issues that might arise due to it's use.

Ok, so for me, under 100K, and I won't think twice.

Last question on the topic. If you had 200K shutter count, and sent it off to Canon to have it serviced (effectively what this is), and it came back, would there be any part of the camera would would be worried about, due to extended use?

Dec 07, 2011 11:02

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mafoo wrote in post #13508547external link
Thanks guys. It comes with a 90 day warrantee.

And the shutter count was not a critical issue. But I would think if it comes in, and it's say, 250,000, I might want to return it.

Ok, so for me, under 100K, and I won't think twice.

Last question on the topic. If you had 200K shutter count, and sent it off to Canon to have it serviced (effectively what this is), and it came back, would there be any part of the camera would would be worried about, due to extended use?

Dude I'd be surprised if it had more than a couple hundred yes like 300.

Have you even read the CLP thread about Canon refurbs?

Dec 07, 2011 11:03

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wfarrell4 wrote in post #13508555external link
Dude I'd be surprised if it had more than a couple hundred yes like 300.

Have you even read the CLP thread about Canon refurbs?

No. In fact I was not in the market for the 5D2 (due to price), but when a coupon for 15% off + $5 shipping came into my hands, I could not pass it up for $1,699.

Almost everything I own, I buy referb from the factory (I am typing this on a 27" iMac I got referb from Apple). I have always had great luck with it, and know Canon is top notch.

I felt if I spent to much time thinking about it, they would all be gone, and just pulled the trigger on it.

You have a link to the thread your talking about?

Dec 07, 2011 11:08

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mafoo wrote in post #13508577external link
No. In fact I was not in the market for the 5D2 (due to price), but when a coupon for 15% off + $5 shipping came into my hands, I could not pass it up for $1,699.

Almost everything I own, I buy referb from the factory (I am typing this on a 27" iMac I got referb from Apple). I have always had great luck with it, and know Canon is top notch.

I felt if I spent to much time thinking about it, they would all be gone, and just pulled the trigger on it.

You have a link to the thread your talking about?

Search CLP POTN on google.

Dec 07, 2011 11:11

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Call Canon Service to search their records for the shutter count on leaving refurbish. All they need is serial #.

Dec 07, 2011 11:19 as a reply to wfarrell4's post 7 minutes earlier.



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melanopsin wrote in post #13508618external link
Call Canon Service to search their records for the shutter count on leaving refurbish. All they need is serial #.

And all you need is EOSInfo.

Dec 07, 2011 11:22

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mafoo wrote in post #13508393external link
thank you for your highly constructive feedback.

According to Canon's website

http://shop.usa.canon.​com ...10051&catalogId=100​51#paoexternal link

"Products are returned to Canon for a variety of reasons, including overstock balancing, miscellaneous returns from retailers, suspected mis-operation, and minor damage to the box."

A refurbished camera is not a used camera, it's an essentially new camera that can't be sold as new. It will have an arbitrarily low shutter count that one might expect from a camera that may have been used briefly as a demo, handled, or returned by the consumer.

Why aren't you concerned about why the camera was originally returned, are you perhaps buying one that was damaged or operated improperly?

Dec 07, 2011 11:22

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thanks wfarrell4, I read up on the CLP. Good info to know.

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I trust Canon to properly fix whatever was broken on the camera, if it was returned from a user, so that does not bother me.

However, being this camera has been on the market now for several years, and it's a model used by pros, my only concern is general wear and tear of the camera. I figured shutter count would be a fairly good measuring stick as to how much it's been used.

I know some photography studios sell there camera after the shutter count reaches a threshold. They must be doing it for some reason :).

The good news, is after your post, and the one above it, I am far less worried about getting a camera that has been traded it due to being used a lot.

Thanks everyone.

Dec 07, 2011 11:34

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