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Does this Canon 5D Mark II look legit?


mpnuttall 14 91 6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 5:43PM
Hi guys

Being very much one of the "if it looks too good to be true then it probably is" brigade, I'm hoping for a bit of advice.

I've found a used Canon 5D mark II body being offered for 900. Which seems (almost unbelievably) cheap, given the apparent condition.

These are the pics - does anything strike you as 'off'? I'm not hugely familiar with the camera, but this seems to tally with official pictures of the 5D to me.

Naturally, I wouldn't be handing money over until I've seen it and shot with it. Anything I should be looking for in the flesh if I do decide to go and view it? or any checks I can perform other than just firing off a few shots?

Thanks very much.
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geoffash26 17 2.5k United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 5:47PM
looks like mk1 to me but cant be sure
geoffash26 17 2.5k United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 5:52PM
correction mk11 see here on off switch to right of screen on mk11
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
22 Jul 2011 5:55PM
Not sure.
This is how mine looks, look at the front right (5D.....MarkII) and back with the word Canon underneath lcd
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mpnuttall 14 91 6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 5:56PM
Thanks Geoff, I was pretty sure it matched up to the Mark II layout, but good to see them side by side like that.

I've done a good web search and see no references to fake Mark 2s cropping up anywhere...which leaves me wondering why so cheap!?!
mpnuttall 14 91 6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 5:58PM
Hmm, thanks Cole. I think the front probably tallies, but the lack of 'Canon' under the LCD is concerning. Alarm bells are starting to increase in volume.
sherlob Plus
14 3.2k 130 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 6:00PM
A wider issue is where is it being sold, and who is selling it? Don't get me wrong - don't provide so many specifics as to lose out.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
22 Jul 2011 6:00PM
What's the shutter count?
mpnuttall 14 91 6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 6:11PM
Shutter count is just over 8000.

It's a private UK sale that I found on a less well-known classified advertising site. So my comeback would be zero should it go horribly wrong. Plus it has been on there for a few days and is still available.

I think I'm talking myself out of this already...
geoffash26 17 2.5k United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 6:15PM
If you can try before you buy it may be worth a punt
MikeRC 15 3.6k United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 6:20PM
If in doubt...don't
geoffash26 17 2.5k United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 6:22PM
2 listed on gum tree today 860 and 870 not much info though
22 Jul 2011 8:28PM
I wonder if its had a replacement LCD? My screen looks the same as Coleslaw's with Canon underneath. The one you are looking at has the text to the right and seems to begin with D though I cant read it fully.
mpnuttall 14 91 6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 8:32PM
Given those two on gumtree I'm starting to wonder if this isn't the bargain I first thought - do mark II bodies often go this cheap does anyone know?
lawbert 14 1.8k 15 England
22 Jul 2011 8:38PM

Quote:Hmm, thanks Cole. I think the front probably tallies, but the lack of 'Canon' under the LCD is concerning. Alarm bells are starting to increase in volume.


The logo looks to me like Delkin and the bits behind the camera look like thier pop up shades so I wouldnt start thinking its a new screen as its probably an anti glare stickery type thingy on the canon lcd

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