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5D Mark 2 or wait for 3

 
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Jul 19, 2010 10:50 |  #1

I have a 40D. I enjoy it and it has been a great teaching tool. I have been wanting to get a mark 2 after using one and seeing the results. My problem is what could be around the corner. What should I do? I can deal with the wait, but I don't know how long or what I will be waiting for. Opinions?


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Jul 19, 2010 10:52 |  #2

If the MKIII had been announced, or even there was an announcement about a future announcement then you might have a reason to wait. Buy it and be happy.




  
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Jul 19, 2010 10:56 |  #3

Buy the mk2. When the mk3 comes out, buy it to replace your 40d.


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Jul 19, 2010 11:04 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #4

dont bother waiting for the mk3 , wait for the mk4. no the mk 5
mk6 mk7. you could go on for ever
i was in the same boat a few weeks ago
get a 7d or save a bit longer and get a 5dmk11. or wait even longer and get 8d or 5d mk3
you know what i did
i got a 2nd hand 5d mk1 classic. mint condition looks like it as never been used
and picked it up for £495 ( $730) and im chuffed to bits with it. the quality is superb.
keep putting it off and wondering "what if" will break you. it will send you round the bend.
a 5dmk11 was up for sale yesterday on another uk camera forum £1300. had i not just bought the mk1and lens i would have snatched it up. so keep a look at the classifieds .
i dropped on with the mk1 and the above mk11 was a steal. maybe you will get lucky
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Jul 19, 2010 11:07 |  #5

Shwagnew wrote in post #10563978 (external link)
I have a 40D. I enjoy it and it has been a great teaching tool. I have been wanting to get a mark 2 after using one and seeing the results. My problem is what could be around the corner. What should I do? I can deal with the wait, but I don't know how long or what I will be waiting for. Opinions?

You're going to be waiting for a long time if you're holding out for the mkIII. What exactly is the mkII missing that you need? You'll get full frame, awesome low light performance, more megapixels than you'll know what to do with, micro-adjustments, HD video, and probably more. When the 5D mkIII comes out I'm sure it'll be better in the low light department, maybe have higher megapixels, and maybe a few more minor improvements, but I don't see anything major coming from it. Go for the mkII.


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Jul 19, 2010 11:15 |  #6

lonelyjew wrote in post #10564068 (external link)
What exactly is the mkII missing that you need? I don't see anything major coming from it. Go for the mkII.

ive heard the mk111 will carry your camera bag for you , and change its own lens


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Jul 19, 2010 11:24 |  #7

markyb wrote in post #10564129 (external link)
ive heard the mk111 will carry your camera bag for you , and change its own lens

well damn! i shouldn't have bought my Mark II that came in this morning then... :lol:


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Jul 19, 2010 11:26 |  #8

Thanks, I knew I was going to hear it about the Mark 3 thing. I should have just said mark2 or better?


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Jul 19, 2010 11:27 |  #9

Naturally Aspirated wrote in post #10564185 (external link)
well damn! i shouldn't have bought my Mark II that came in this morning then... :lol:

should have waited LOL
future releases will have tea and coffee making facilities as well , but that will be mk4 upwards


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Jul 19, 2010 11:28 |  #10

even if the 5dmk3 comes out, the 5dmk2 will still be quite capable to produce beautiful images at the hands of those who possesses the skill for it. If you have the money today , if you want to live today , buy it , you never know what tomorrow has in store for you.


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Jul 19, 2010 11:29 |  #11

Shwagnew wrote in post #10564191 (external link)
Thanks, I knew I was going to hear it about the Mark 3 thing. I should have just said mark2 or better?

sorry mate. just having a bit of fun
seriously though. just go out and get the mk 11 if you can afford it. im sure you wont regret it


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Jul 19, 2010 11:31 |  #12

markyb wrote in post #10564202 (external link)
should have waited LOL
future releases will have tea and coffee making facilities as well , but that will be mk4 upwards

it's alright, i don't drink tea or coffee :p


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Jul 19, 2010 11:32 |  #13

brownbugger wrote in post #10564207 (external link)
even if the 5dmk3 comes out, the 5dmk2 will still be quite capable to produce beautiful images at the hands of those who possesses the skill for it. If you have the money today , if you want to live today , buy it , you never know what tomorrow has in store for you.

well said
like i said, ive just bought a 2nd hand 5yr old model in the 5d classic
and the difference between my 350d and 30 was a massive upgrade, and thats on so called old technology , and going off the quality of the body i bought and going off the seller saying the shutter had only done over 1000 clicks, im sure this camera will give me many years of good use


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Jul 19, 2010 11:37 |  #14

I find it silly when people ask the same question, by now that i'm in a position to afford a nice body I want to make sure I make the right choice.


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Jul 19, 2010 11:38 |  #15

Personally, I'm thinking of waiting on the 5DIII, then buying a 5DII when the prices tumble.

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