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Good price on 5D Mark II?

 
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Apr 03, 2012 11:35 |  #16

Mistabernie wrote in post #14202898 (external link)
So let me get this straight.. the $2000 that people were paying for used ones when it was MSRP $2499 (but routinely selling on sale for closer to $2200) was OK.. but now $1600 on a $2200 msrp is too high?

it's because refurbished from canon with 3 month warranty was recently around $1600 with tax.

new from beachcamera was going for 1800.


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Apr 03, 2012 11:50 |  #17

That was a 15% off sale, not the norm.

Beach Camera's pricing is normally below retail; it's tough to use them as an example of the going price..


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Apr 03, 2012 12:06 |  #18

true but once people see prices like that..they will hold on to it.


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Apr 03, 2012 13:02 |  #19

Ya well expect to see them in CLP again with everyone dumping them. Then they will be 20% off, drool...




  
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Apr 03, 2012 13:47 |  #20

Daship wrote in post #14203432 (external link)
Ya well expect to see them in CLP again with everyone dumping them. Then they will be 20% off, drool...

I do not think I can restrain myself at 20% off*LOL*


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Apr 03, 2012 17:52 |  #21

Mistabernie wrote in post #14202898 (external link)
So let me get this straight.. the $2000 that people were paying for used ones when it was MSRP $2499 (but routinely selling on sale for closer to $2200) was OK.. but now $1600 on a $2200 msrp is too high?

I don't like either deal. Waiting for $1799.00 new.




  
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Apr 03, 2012 17:57 as a reply to  @ grant247's post |  #22

Invertalon wrote in post #14200517 (external link)
One is selling for $1500 now in the B/S forum.

That camera has 65,000 actuations, almost half of the cameras shutter life. Not a good deal IMO. I'd rather spend an extra $500.00 and get a new one tbh. You get a full year warranty and its, well, new.




  
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Apr 03, 2012 18:40 |  #23

Rittrato wrote in post #14204933 (external link)
That camera has 65,000 actuations, almost half of the cameras shutter life. Not a good deal IMO. I'd rather spend an extra $500.00 and get a new one tbh. You get a full year warranty and its, well, new.

Half?...that camera is near done.




  
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Apr 03, 2012 19:00 |  #24

grant247 wrote in post #14205082 (external link)
Half?...that camera is near done.

Don't they have a 150,000 actuation life cycle? Eitherway, I won;t buy something like that for $1500.00 smh. Heck I won;t pay $1000.00 for it. My opinion of course.




  
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Apr 03, 2012 20:51 |  #25

To be honest though with the whole shutter life issue... That is just a theoretical life span. Just because they say 150,000 actuation's does not mean at 150,001 it will not work.

You figure many things are engineered with safety factors in one way or another. If the goal lifespan of the shutter is to be 150,000 you figure they have a set probability that has to reach or exceed that, generally something like 98% or something high if I remember from my prob & statistics class.

You figure a majority of all the cameras will have NO problem exceeding the 150K... If not go on to 200K or even 300K.

Now with the 1D series with the 300K shutter life or whatever they have, will the same standards... So you figure a majority must meet or exceed 300K... So 400K or even 500K is probably reachable on the stock shutter.

That is my educated guesstimate though... Plus a shutter is what, $200-400 to replace? Not all that terrible. Just adjust your used buying price accordingly.


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Apr 03, 2012 23:59 |  #26

grant247 wrote in post #14204913 (external link)
I don't like either deal. Waiting for $1799.00 new.

Me too.




  
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Apr 04, 2012 01:48 |  #27

A dslr that's been around for one yr could easily have 40k shutter count and one thats been around for 3 yrs could easily have 7k. Shutter count tells me how much that camera has been used and possible wears on the dslr.

Not too long ago I was able to snag a 5D2 from Craigslist. A local for $1350 body only no box and cd but comes with everything else. Shutter count was 30k I believe.

I read that you can get a insurance plan for your camera(s) for less than $20 a month and once I establish a business plan I am looking more into this idea.


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Apr 04, 2012 09:27 as a reply to  @ piizzle's post |  #28

Canon 5DMII prices going up?


About 2-3 weeks ago, its not unusual to see almost new 5dMII bodies selling for $1600-$1700.


It seems like lately, the prices have picked up again in the $1700-$1800 range.


Hmmm, maybe the 5D3 hype is slowly dying down and some people who have been saving up for a 5D3 realized that $3500.00 for just a body is too much to swallow?




  
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Apr 04, 2012 09:41 |  #29

Wait till Canon lowers the price to $3000 to match Nikon. Then we will see some serious dumping of 5D MKII.
I doubt we would ever see a new 5D MKII go down to $1800


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Apr 04, 2012 10:02 |  #30

scorpio_e wrote in post #14208139 (external link)
Wait till Canon lowers the price to $3000 to match Nikon. Then we will see some serious dumping of 5D MKII.
I doubt we would ever see a new 5D MKII go down to $1800

Beach Camera offered new 5DII's on Ebay for $1799 a week or so ago. I missed it though.




  
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