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Which 5D MK II to keep

 
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Feb 15, 2013 20:27 |  #1

I asked this question on another forum and most replies were about 50/50 so I thought I would ask here. I recently picked up a 5D MK II along with some lenses with the intention on reselling for some profit. My original 5D MK II was purchased refurbed from Canon back in March and now has 10,648 actuations and looks new. The one I just bought has 28,435 actuations as of 2/6/13 but the original owner had purchased a Best Buy accidental handling and damage warranty which is good until June 2014 which is in the process of being transfered to me. My heart tells me to keep the refurb but my head says keep the one with warranty. What do you think? How much more can I get for the low actuation count?


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Feb 15, 2013 20:29 |  #2

Keep both until warranty is transferred... Then throw warrantied camera down the stairs... Sell refurbished, keep warranty replacement with 0 actuations.


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Feb 15, 2013 21:41 |  #3

^^ Ditto! :p


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Feb 16, 2013 00:43 |  #4

^^ sounds like the best choice!!


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Feb 16, 2013 00:57 |  #5

^^^ Yep, sounds like sound advice to me.




  
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Feb 16, 2013 02:59 |  #6

I agree with the above also. Thats the reason i buy most of my electronics from Best Buy


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Feb 16, 2013 05:35 |  #7

Are there any adults here with an opinion? With my luck when I throw the camera down the stairs I will slip and go with it.


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Feb 16, 2013 08:38 |  #8

id10t wrote in post #15615680 (external link)
Are there any adults here with an opinion? With my luck when I throw the camera down the stairs I will slip and go with it.

:lol::lol:

A 5D II is supposed to be good for up to 250,000 shots. Even if it dies at 100,000 shots, it will take a long time to get there. I would keep the 'newer' of the two. Does one seem a little faster than the other? Do they seem the exact same? Keep the one that you favor.


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Feb 16, 2013 13:36 |  #9
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Keep them both.


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