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What would you do?


17 Nov 2008 1:08PM
Dad doesnt know we are doing this .. He is himself hopefully upgrading his camera and thinking of the new canon 5d mk ii ,as its his special birthday we ( his sons are going to get a camera for his present.. We are able to purchase the CANON EOS 1Ds MK II IN EXCELLENT CONDITION from a dealer . OR should we wait and go with the CANON 5D MK II... Bearing in mind he wouldnt use the video aspect.. Are there anyone out there as to help us decide. Dad interests are general photography and landscapes.. not really interested in portrait photog... We have to have cannon as he already has some canon fit lenses...Regards............

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CathyT e2
8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 1:10PM
Check out the prices HERE before you buy.
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
17 Nov 2008 1:11PM
Can I be your dad?

Wink
strawman 10 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 1:11PM
The problem is that the 5D MKII is not for sale yet so it is hard to say how it performs. Certainly the 1DS is a good camera for landscapes. What camera does he have now.
sut68 e2
11 2.0k 76 England
17 Nov 2008 1:18PM
Me personally, I'd wait for the 5D MkII. Considering the success of the 5D, this has all the makings of being a top landscape camera ... with or without the arguably 'gimmicky' video capabilities.
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
17 Nov 2008 1:37PM
I know someone who has a 1Ds II that he'd never really used - think he may be looking to sell it so can ask him if you like.
Jools_jti 8 257 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 1:45PM
Lots of rumours of delays on delivery of the mkII, which may be a factor, unless you want to tease your dad with a picture of the 5D and a 'coming soon' message, cruel!

Also I would make sure you have seen and inspected the 1D first, excellent condition for the 1D workhorses is completely different to a excellent condition for a lesser camera.
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
17 Nov 2008 1:54PM
I can assure you the one I'm on about is mint!

the chap bought it for 5999, has taken about 400 shots with it and it's now worth less than half the price he paid!

Very expensive frames - far cheaper doing large format Wink
17 Nov 2008 2:19PM

Quote:I can assure you the one I'm on about is mint!

the chap bought it for 5999, has taken about 400 shots with it and it's now worth less than half the price he paid!

Very expensive frames - far cheaper doing large format



Keep us informed please,
Jools_jti 8 257 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2008 3:22PM

Quote:I can assure you the one I'm on about is mint!


Sorry Ade, I wasn't referring to the one you mentioned specifically, I recently bought a used 1dmkIIN and in the process saw many 'Excellent' condition listings that had plenty of battle scars. However the one I got was like new, boxed.

It was a general note to buying a pro body.
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
17 Nov 2008 4:14PM
I'm PM'd the owner of the 1Ds2 with kontikiman's name, so it's up to him now.

He probably won't sell it, but worth asking anyway
Tandberg 11 1.2k 2 England
17 Nov 2008 6:38PM
Well it was 5000 and its 1436 frames put through

But i have decided to keep it and sell the 5D,20D and 28-135 lens as a package instead ade.
Its in the classifieds section

Dave
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
17 Nov 2008 6:53PM
you're not actually going to use it surely Dave Wink
Tandberg 11 1.2k 2 England
17 Nov 2008 6:57PM
No
Its staying put
I got the 40D remember mate.Thats getting the use now
Dave
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
18 Nov 2008 9:30AM
selling a 5D and using a 40D?

you're funny some times mate Wink

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