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Canon Discontinues the EOS 5D MkII

 
Ruggo
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Dec 24, 2012 04:05 |  #1

I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but I just stumbled on this small excerpt at BJPexternal link




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Dec 24, 2012 15:44 |  #2

I still wish I had one!




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Ken ­ Henderson
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Dec 24, 2012 20:04 |  #3

Same here.




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Dec 24, 2012 21:19 |  #4

Well it was bound to happen sooner or later with the 5D3 around. It's a killer camera...my only gripe is with the finicky AF system. =]


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Fester
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Dec 24, 2012 21:29 as a reply to kekais's post |  #5

If you look at the canon web page it now go's, in price order, 7D 6D 5D (nothing here in a $3,000 price range) 1D

I see a huge price point between the 5D and 1D
Maybe they'll introduce a 4D which will be between the 5Diii and 1D




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Dec 25, 2012 02:28 as a reply to Fester's post |  #6

There has been such a gap for many years.


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DantheCanonMan
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Dec 25, 2012 02:49 |  #7

I just bought my 5D2 two months ago, and I'd do it again today.




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OverSpun
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Dec 25, 2012 05:05 |  #8

I had to carefully pick through that link until I realized that only Canon JP changed the line since the US site hasn't changed it yet, unless my cache/cookies haven't caught it?

I guess the recent price drops on the 5D2; alluding the discontinuation... At least I had one before they discontinued it and sold it before they totally killed it.


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Dec 25, 2012 05:11 |  #9

I'm surprised it took them this long! *hugs his 5D2*


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Dec 25, 2012 08:13 |  #10

Love the 5D2... I don't see the AF as a problem... I might upgrade one or two of mine to a newer body (leaning on a X and a III) but I will be keeping one until it dies...


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Dec 25, 2012 10:49 |  #11

Mine does everything I ask of it so I'm happy to continue with it until Canon deliver on their promise of an update in the 1Ds line.


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Dec 25, 2012 10:53 as a reply to Lowner's post |  #12

I'm very happy with the AF on my Mark II.


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Dec 25, 2012 11:20 |  #13

It's bound to happen. i love my 5dII too. but i can see myself upgrading prolly a few years from now.


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Dec 25, 2012 17:54 |  #14

Yeah, the AF is just fine for me...I'm only going to upgrade when Canon brings out something significantly better (the 5D3/6D just didn't tick that box for me) or mine dies (It has 7,500 clicks on it right now, so that may be a while yet...).

Taking it to Hong Kong, Macau and Canada in a few weeks...w00t! With the 16-35L II it's such an awesome travel setup!


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BlankThis
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Dec 25, 2012 17:55 |  #15

Maybe I'll buy one in 2 years... ;)


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