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5D - The Big Decision

 
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Oct 29, 2008 09:07 |  #16

A: You're right to a degree that there is not enough difference between these two cameras.

I'd hold off for the 5DMKII.

B: You're right to be concerned over activation and use, the 5D is not proving to be very robust, hence professional usage may show more and you don't know if it's got wet in the past ~ professionals do what they gotta do.

The price is certainly tempting, but I'd put it towards a 5DMKII ~ that's my tip. ;)




  
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Oct 29, 2008 09:12 |  #17

BUY IT NOW. I wish i have a friend like him.




  
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Oct 29, 2008 09:15 |  #18

GerBee wrote in post #6583400 (external link)
B: You're right to be concerned over activation and use, the 5D is not proving to be very robust

can you expand on this a bit? i know many many professionals that use the 5D 99% of them do not have a single issue even after 100k + clicks. i also own a 5D and it is a very robust body that should last you a very long time (hell, there are still D30's out there that are working just fine).




  
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Oct 29, 2008 09:26 |  #19

There are for sure, that's right.

Some would argue that build quality has gone down a wee bit since then.

The 5D is not suffering from any major problems, the point is that some professionals saved some money on a 1Dsxx and bought the 5D ~ using it in their professional lives just as they'd use the 1Dsxx ~ the 5D was never designed for this [heavy] usage.

The new 5DMKII has some weather sealing, 'erm, Canon have done this out of Altruism.

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(hell, there are still D30's out there that are working just fine).




  
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Oct 29, 2008 11:49 |  #20

Fantastic price I would by it if I were you.


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Oct 29, 2008 13:29 |  #21

buy buy buy buy buy
that is half of what my friend offered me as the price for his 5d. he wants to get the mk2 too


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Oct 29, 2008 17:00 as a reply to  @ Sfordphoto's post |  #22

I'm surprised that this was even posted. You had to know what all the answers were going to be. That is a silly stupid price. Your friend obviously spends no time on this forum since he has no idea what he could really get for his camera.


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Oct 29, 2008 17:08 |  #23

It's a trend; lots of people have been posting such comments lately about the friend with the really inexpensive camera/glass and asking "should I get it?" I think that sometimes it's trolling.


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Oct 29, 2008 17:11 |  #24

hell, I will buy it, and I will fly to where ever you live to pick it up in person for that price!!!!!


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Oct 29, 2008 17:28 |  #25

I have to question both the OP's and his friend's sanity. Even if you don't want it you can grab it and sell it the very next day for twice the price. That's crazy.




  
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Oct 29, 2008 17:30 |  #26

form wrote in post #6586358 (external link)
.. friend with the really inexpensive camera/glass and asking "should I get it?" I think that sometimes it's trolling.

Boy, I wish one of those trolls would offer me something I could brag about. I get nothing. :(


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Oct 29, 2008 17:38 |  #27

EBAY, at your service! bw!

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Boy, I wish one of those trolls would offer me something I could brag about. I get nothing. :(




  
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Oct 29, 2008 17:41 |  #28

Anyway, it's been used professionally, it's probably been dropped, kicked around the studio or football pitch, left out in the rain or sleet and left on the back shelf of a car without a lens or lens cap for a weekend.

AND it's Halloween, heee heeeeeee heeeeeeeeeeeeee :)

gjl711 wrote in post #6586485 (external link)
Boy, I wish one of those trolls would offer me something I could brag about. I get nothing. :(




  
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Oct 29, 2008 17:45 |  #29

BUY IT NOW! or else send him to me! I'll buy it and flip it so i can get a 135L!


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Oct 29, 2008 18:04 |  #30

stathunter wrote in post #6583315 (external link)
I have to disagree with the others here. Let me talk to your friend first. :)

hahaha i agree.


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