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5D - The Big Decision

 
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Oct 29, 2008 07:39 |  #1

Just when I thought I had things figured out....

So I have been on the fence on keeping my 40d and adding some glass, or buying a 5d to compliment my 40d, and worry about more glass down the road a bit. I recently decided that a 5d would not offer huge improvments over my 40d (recognizing ISO, viewfinder, wide angle, DOF and IQ differences, while suffering with slower capture rate, smaller LCD and no sensor cleaning). So I decided that the 40d works well and I will stick with it. I start looking towards a 24-70 or some primes...

Then I run into an old friend at a soccer game. He says he is upgrading his 5d to a 5dmII, and would sell his 5d for $600 or $700 (USD). He is a multi-bodied hobbyist so actuations are probably relatively pretty low. He buys good gear and he takes very good care of his stuff.

Not sure I could walk away from the 5d at that price. This is likely to screw up my new plan. Thoughts or advice?


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Oct 29, 2008 07:53 |  #2

JUMP ON IT!!!!!!!!!! this is a killer price and even if you don't like it, you can turn around and sell and make about $1000 to buy yourself a nice L lens.

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Oct 29, 2008 07:54 |  #3

Don't think - buy it right now - don't wait for anyone else to post.




  
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Oct 29, 2008 08:12 |  #4

$600~$700?? I'll buy it for $1000 right now. Whats his name?


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Oct 29, 2008 08:14 |  #5

I would have bought it before leaving the soccer game. That's half of what it's worth!!


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Oct 29, 2008 08:19 |  #6

Az2Africa wrote in post #6583139 (external link)
... That's half of what it's worth!!

Less than 1/2. Used 5Ds can for for 1800~2000. It's a bargin.


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Oct 29, 2008 08:20 |  #7

uuh, can i have his number?! Go get it!!!


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Oct 29, 2008 08:22 |  #8

Wow...buyyyyyyy

single_track wrote in post #6583001 (external link)
Just when I thought I had things figured out....

So I have been on the fence on keeping my 40d and adding some glass, or buying a 5d to compliment my 40d, and worry about more glass down the road a bit. I recently decided that a 5d would not offer huge improvments over my 40d (recognizing ISO, viewfinder, wide angle, DOF and IQ differences, while suffering with slower capture rate, smaller LCD and no sensor cleaning). So I decided that the 40d works well and I will stick with it. I start looking towards a 24-70 or some primes...

Then I run into an old friend at a soccer game. He says he is upgrading his 5d to a 5dmII, and would sell his 5d for $600 or $700 (USD). He is a multi-bodied hobbyist so actuations are probably relatively pretty low. He buys good gear and he takes very good care of his stuff.

Not sure I could walk away from the 5d at that price. This is likely to screw up my new plan. Thoughts or advice?


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Oct 29, 2008 08:22 |  #9

This is a no-brainer. Buy it. If you don't like it sell it here and make a profit.


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Oct 29, 2008 08:23 |  #10

I need a friend like that. Buy it!!


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Oct 29, 2008 08:27 as a reply to  @ shuut's post |  #11

Go for it. Better IQ than your 40D at a bargain price.




  
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Oct 29, 2008 08:32 as a reply to  @ laurent's post |  #12

Argh!! I definitely need some friends like that.

As others have said, you've got no good reason not to jump on a deal like that....it's a win/win

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Oct 29, 2008 08:38 as a reply to  @ dlintz's post |  #13

Before he comes to his senses - BUY IT NOW

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Oct 29, 2008 08:48 |  #14

I have to disagree with the others here. Let me talk to your friend first. :)


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Oct 29, 2008 08:52 |  #15

At that price, BUY IT NOW before he changes his mind!!!!!


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