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5D Mark II Future Prices (Need Advice)

 
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Mar 12, 2012 20:57 |  #31

bruceq wrote in post #14074246 (external link)
If this statement were true they wouldn't be selling the T2i and T3i at the same time.

well then why not sell the t1i..and xsi..while we are at it? :)

gjl711 wrote in post #14074260 (external link)
Selling and making are different things. They will continue selling until all stock is sold.

thats my guess.


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Mar 12, 2012 22:51 |  #32

gjl711 wrote in post #14074260 (external link)
Selling and making are different things. They will continue selling until all stock is sold.

And my point still holds true... the T3i has been on the market for a year and yet the T2i is still produced and sold. Just because a 5D MkIII is being released is no indication that the 5D Mk II is a goner. Eventually sure but some people are making it out to be on the retirement short list already.

There' s always doomsayers but let's face it... at a roughly 40% savings over the Mk III there will still be plenty of buyers for the Mk II.


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Mar 13, 2012 02:05 |  #33

Why bother buying antique technology for over two grand....when you can buy brand new Nikon d800 for 2999 (will drop after few months). I don't see Canon will increase the price of 4 years old technology when people can buy latest greatest for bit more. I am a Canon person and have few L glasses including 70-200 2.8 II but I am seriously thinking to sell my glasses and move to Nikon. If I am in your place, I will go with Nikon instead of buying 4 year old Canon camera.


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Mar 13, 2012 03:28 |  #34

It takes a while to fill the pipeline with any new product, and they won't want the pipe to be "empty" at any point. They will have built enough Mark2 bodies to keep the pipe filled until they can meet the demand with Mark3 bodies.




  
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Mar 13, 2012 17:21 |  #35

So if the 5D Mark III hits stores or starts shipping on March 22nd do you think there will be better sales on or after that date than $1899 for a mark II?


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Mar 13, 2012 17:59 |  #36

NeverFollow wrote in post #14080379 (external link)
So if the 5D Mark III hits stores or starts shipping on March 22nd do you think there will be better sales on or after that date than $1899 for a mark II?

I don't think you will see it new for less than that ever.




  
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Mar 13, 2012 18:02 |  #37

5D2 kit deals pop up often under $2500.




  
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Mar 13, 2012 18:07 |  #38

RDKirk wrote in post #14080604 (external link)
I don't think you will see it new for less than that ever.

good because thats what I bought it for today... well it came out to $2046 after taxes. I have 14 days to return it, so hopefully amazon or some internet source will have it for less than $2046. Although now that I think about it, saving $146 might not be worth the wait.


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Mar 13, 2012 22:08 |  #39

penduboy wrote in post #14076652 (external link)
Why bother buying antique technology for over two grand....when you can buy brand new Nikon d800 for 2999 (will drop after few months). I don't see Canon will increase the price of 4 years old technology when people can buy latest greatest for bit more. I am a Canon person and have few L glasses including 70-200 2.8 II but I am seriously thinking to sell my glasses and move to Nikon. If I am in your place, I will go with Nikon instead of buying 4 year old Canon camera.

It just depends on what you are looking for. Everyone has different needs, if a person only needs the 5dmk2 feature set, there is no reason not to buy it. Especially if they dont need or desire the D800 features.

take your 60D, sure it was introduced at a later point than the 5dmk2. but many would argue (myself included) that the technology is inferior in most ways (at least most ways that matter to me) to the 5dmk2. I had a 60D before I upgraded to my 5dii. Sure it was a great camera and I loved it. But I could argue the Nikon d7000 is superior in almost every way and only marginally more expensive than the 60D... However video was the reason I went with canon 60D and the reason I stuck with canon and got a 5dmk2 when the nikon D700 was a viable option and is likewise superior for pictures, in my opinion.

The D800 is still largely unproven. So I'm not switching camps yet. My next purchase will be a 70-200 IS II, then after that a 5Dmk3. Unless the D800 proves to be godly.


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Mar 14, 2012 00:02 |  #40

frozenfire wrote in post #14082319 (external link)
It just depends on what you are looking for. Everyone has different needs, if a person only needs the 5dmk2 feature set, there is no reason not to buy it. Especially if they dont need or desire the D800 features.

take your 60D, sure it was introduced at a later point than the 5dmk2. but many would argue (myself included) that the technology is inferior in most ways (at least most ways that matter to me) to the 5dmk2. I had a 60D before I upgraded to my 5dii. Sure it was a great camera and I loved it. But I could argue the Nikon d7000 is superior in almost every way and only marginally more expensive than the 60D... However video was the reason I went with canon 60D and the reason I stuck with canon and got a 5dmk2 when the nikon D700 was a viable option and is likewise superior for pictures, in my opinion.

The D800 is still largely unproven. So I'm not switching camps yet. My next purchase will be a 70-200 IS II, then after that a 5Dmk3. Unless the D800 proves to be godly.

I totally agree with you that it is personal preference but what I was saying that if I am in OP's shoe and have about $3500 in hand, I will go with Nikon d800.

Also, your point is well taken that 60d is inferior technology than 5d mark ii but they are 2 different animals and different price range.

I guess, now OP has so many different option to choose from :)

Thanks, Pendu.


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Mar 14, 2012 15:22 |  #41

They are already out of stock of the refurbished 5D2's on canon's site...bummer. I was looking to pick one up when the tax return comes!




  
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Mar 14, 2012 15:37 |  #42

I dont think the 5D2 price is going down anything significantly. It already took its big it. The only better deals you will find is people who are dumping them cheap, those can be a luck of the draw situations. The refurbished 5D2 is the most viable option right now. I don't see the price of the 5D2 going below $1500 used. Its at $1750 right now, which is a excellent deal for this 'ancient' technology, which is still the absolute best IQ despite being 'ancient' technology. I am sure a old Ferrari will still beat a new KIA.


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Mar 14, 2012 15:59 |  #43

professorman wrote in post #14086427 (external link)
I am sure a old Ferrari will still beat a new KIA.

That is a dumb comparison. Try racing a similar car, similar brand. Try an old VW bug vs a new bug.


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Mar 14, 2012 20:20 |  #44

I believe in the next six months we could expect to see the 5DIIs go down a decent amount, but not huge. In the last week on eBay the range is $1500-$1800 on average for used versions. I am willing to guess that $1300-$1600 (depending on condition) will be the norm on the used market until the year end, especially given the fact many will end up upgrading as the year progresses, creating an over saturation of them on the used market. Outside of another major natural disaster in Japan, there is no way as others suggested that they will go up in value. It really does not happen with bodies like it does with glass given the technology. Also, Canon has a history of stating that the new version is "not a replacement, but will run beside the previous model. They said the same thing 60D, the 50D, 40D, 5DII, and on and on. They predecessor met it's demise within six months in most cases.

Outside of the last point, everything else is pure speculation on my part (like everyone else here) based on previous bodies pricing history.


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Mar 14, 2012 21:56 |  #45

professorman wrote in post #14086427 (external link)
I am sure a old Ferrari will still beat a new KIA.

You mean the old Ferrari (Canon 5d Mk II) will still beat a new KIA (Nikon d800) :cool:

I love my Canon but not that much :-)


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