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Canon EOS 5D Mk II


Camairish 9 1.3k Scotland
18 Mar 2008 1:43PM
Lots of rumours over the last few days regarding the 5Ds successor - can't do links but google it to check it out. US release date 2nd June? There's a 'rumoured' spec on one of the Alamy forum pages & it looks the business if true. Anyone know anything about this?

Ian

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ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
18 Mar 2008 1:53PM
Apparently it's going to be 20 megapixels, weigh about the same as the current one, have WIFI, and MP3 player and a small repository for a hip flask - it's been requested by landscapers who get cold waiting for sunsets and wanted somewhere to keep a dram of whiskey.

Also, it's got an aphrodisiac effect causing any man using it to be irresistable to squirrels, grey and red alike.

it has a button that inflates it to be a dinghy so you can go for a sale AND take under water photos

It also has a small supply of saffron for those awkward times when you go to a restaurant and your food is lacking that little bit of colour.
kokobrown 10 1.9k Scotland
18 Mar 2008 2:02PM
pfff....

has it got a date stamp?
Portknockie 10 48 Scotland
18 Mar 2008 2:05PM
Ade ..Sounds just the thing for me...When does it hit the shops..Smile

Don
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
18 Mar 2008 2:05PM
I didnt' mention the inflatable rock and tree option - so anyone can get that perfect foreground at the click of a button.
BurntOut 8 321 2 England
18 Mar 2008 2:06PM

Quote:a small repository for a hip flask


Finally, a logical reason to upgrade.
andytvcams 12 10.4k United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 2:31PM
In the meantime their is a new firmware update Wink
Camairish 9 1.3k Scotland
18 Mar 2008 10:41PM
That'll be a no then.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
19 Mar 2008 1:10AM
The 5d Mk II rumour appears to have started on DPReview - noted for its accuracy (ahem, ahem! Wink)

More about all this here .

I'm liking the ISO 12800 (expandable to 25600)... if it's true. The price of $3499 will probably translate to about £2000 once tax and the "UK premium" are added. So it won't be a cheapie.

The rumour also indicates no new pro bodies from Canon in 2008.
mattw 10 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2008 8:26AM

Quote:The 5d Mk II rumour appears to have started on DPReview - noted for its accuracy (ahem, ahem! )

More about all this here.

I'm liking the ISO 12800 (expandable to 25600)... if it's true. The price of $3499 will probably translate to about £2000 once tax and the "UK premium" are added. So it won't be a cheapie.

The rumour also indicates no new pro bodies from Canon in 2008.

Yep, I've seen that, but I'll believe it when I see it.

The sepc just looks a bit too much of a 'wish list' to me - I want the high ISO performance of the D3, the build of the D300, the frame rate of the 40D, and a trick new AF system, high rec LCD, bla bla bla.

It just seems a bit too early for Canon to be reacting to the exact spec of the new Nikons. Would have thought development times are longer than that.
ZenTog 12 7.9k 1 England
19 Mar 2008 8:33AM
no new pro bodies for 2008 so what is the eos1DSmk3 then ??
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
19 Mar 2008 12:13PM

Quote:No new pro bodies for 2008 so what is the eos1DSmk3 then ??


A camera introduced in August 2007.... maybe? Grin
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
19 Mar 2008 12:25PM
February and August. We've missed Feb, so it may be August... which means any successor to the 5D won't be with UK retailers until November or so.
mattw 10 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2008 1:11PM

Quote:February and August. We've missed Feb, so it may be August... which means any successor to the 5D won't be with UK retailers until November or so.

The rumour you linked to suggested that Canon may announce the 5D early to guarantee plenty of press attention.

The suggestion does have merit - the 40D and 1Ds3 were largely overshadowed by the D300 and D3 which were announced just a couple of days later. However IF true, then you have to wonder what other announcements in August/September Canon are afraid of… Time will tell.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
19 Mar 2008 1:23PM
It's all rumour - plus, perhaps, a bit of wishful thinking thrown in. Wink Canon are in business to make money. That's the bottom line.

The current 5D is selling well: that is the crucial point... not pandering to internet forums. Lol! Grin So there is no rush to replace it. Canon USA's CEO, Chuck Westfall, said as much in a recent interview.

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