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Why isn't the 5D Mark II cheaper used?

 
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Aug 13, 2014 20:19 |  #121

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Cycling through with the dials or the d-pad it self it pretty quick, i never used the joystick on my 5d classic.

Same here. Once I discovered I could use it, I tried it, then went back to the wheels.


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Aug 21, 2014 02:05 |  #122

I just scooped this one up today from Craigslist. It was originally posted for $1000 87k clicks and still in a pristine condition. I got it to go all the way down to $700. I bought it as back up for my 6D.

The price for this camera is actually going down guys!! Better keep your eyes open for them!


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Aug 21, 2014 02:20 |  #123

That is not proof of prices dropping.

That's a 5d2 with 87k shutters, and you negotiated to $700. So good for you.

But that's not an indication that the prices are coming down at all. That's more of you just being excited and sharing your news.

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Aug 21, 2014 07:53 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #124

And Craigslist is not a general litmus test of what the prices of used items should be, prices on CL vary wildly due to personal circumstance, theft, etc.

An estimated 87K click with just a battery and charger for around $700-800 sounds about right from my perspective anyways. Then again for $1000, it would probably have sold on the boards.


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Aug 21, 2014 08:37 |  #125

I see a whole lotta personal preferences here.


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Aug 22, 2014 06:21 |  #126

CAL Imagery wrote in post #17109251 (external link)
I see a whole lotta personal preferences here.

yes !




  
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Aug 22, 2014 16:42 |  #127

CAL Imagery wrote in post #17109251 (external link)
I see a whole lotta personal preferences here.

And that is what dictates the used market! Coincidence?


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Jan 07, 2015 00:49 |  #128

I have seen Mark IIs going for $700.00. That's crazy. Then some wanting $1400.00. Yes it's a fantastic camera. And with 80k on the shutter..that's not even broke in yet. But that is quite a fluctuation in price to say the least. I just found one for $750.00 with the canon grip and two canon batteries with 72k on the shutter. That seems to good to be true. Most of these were selling for $1300.00 easy just a few months ago. Reminds me of the 60D that was 1300.00 four years ago, and now you can pick one up for under $400.00 that looks brand new. Weird




  
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Jan 07, 2015 01:14 |  #129

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I have seen Mark IIs going for $700.00. That's crazy. Then some wanting $1400.00. Yes it's a fantastic camera. And with 80k on the shutter..that's not even broke in yet. But that is quite a fluctuation in price to say the least. I just found one for $750.00 with the canon grip and two canon batteries with 72k on the shutter. That seems to good to be true. Most of these were selling for $1300.00 easy just a few months ago. Reminds me of the 60D that was 1300.00 four years ago, and now you can pick one up for under $400.00 that looks brand new. Weird

It's probably because of all the FF bodies on the market now. You can get an a7 for around $750 if you're patient and it's a lot newer than the 5Dii. They're totally different cameras for different needs, but to a consumer it's harder to justify paying more for something older. Plus there's the Nikon d700, d600, Canon 6D, etc.


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Jan 07, 2015 01:29 |  #130

I would get the 6D over the 5DII without a second thought... But I'm stuck with my 5DIII for now :p


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Jan 07, 2015 01:46 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #131

I bought a 5D2 recently over a 6D... my reasoning? It was there. I had no specific preference over either and whilst i still prefer the ergonomics of my 1D3 both 5D and 6D are similar to use. Sure it takes a bit of getting used to but my eventual outcome suits the way i use my cameras.


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Jan 07, 2015 01:56 |  #132

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I've been watching prices of 5D2's here in the UK, they seem to have gone up in the last two months or so by about £100/£150.. making them £900+ now..

I agree with Radars......I often watch what canon bodies goes through for sale at on e-bay and yes often see good condition boxed 5d2's (Gripped) sell for £900 - £1100. Incredible how their prices have held. I know several people that keep them as a spare/back-up body. Two guys at the camera clubs I goto even sold their 5d3's to go back to their old trusted 5d2's they didn't like or wanted the added features and didn't think the extra costs from going from mk2 to mk3 was worth it. I myself are more than content with mine and also use it as my reliable back-up.

It goes to show what such a great camera the 5d2 is despite its age and limitations. Also it shows how much more of a premium you can achieve if you look after your camera. Nasty knocked around ones still achieve £700ish. I think we are going to see the 5d2 around for many years to come, after all the original 5d still sells really well.


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Jan 09, 2015 08:35 |  #133

Not getting into the personal option arena of this thread, but I just traded off a used 60d with a few lenses (50mm 1.8 and a 17-85mm EFS) for a 5dmkII with 8k on it. Spotless really. Came gripped with a Canon grip as well, where my 60d had a 3rd party grip.

I like my 5dmkII. That's all I need to worry about. I'd say trade wise vs pricing I've seen, I've made out fine.


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