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ARI 16 529 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2018 11:57AM
I need to replace an original Canon EOS 5D. For type of pictures I take, I have decided to get the EOS 5DSR as the ability to choose formats from full frame to 1.6 crop within one body is very attractive. I have been looking at prices and those offered by a company called Paramoz and WOW cameras looks attractive. I do recall that Paramoz hasbeen around for a while. Have readers had any dealings with them and if so, will appreciate any feedback.

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rhody 16 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2018 12:31PM
Someone in our camera club bought a 5D Mk4 from Panamoz this summer. He had to send it back to Canon UK under the Panamoz UK Warranty scheme. They checked it and said there was nothing wrong with the camera and they could not repeat the alleged fault in their labs, so they sent it back.
It turned out to be operator error on his part. All he lost was the cost of postage but the Warranty procedure in the UK worked as promised.
ARI 16 529 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2018 1:45PM
From the above, it appearr that warranty was honored.

Forgive ne, I forgot to mention another supplier I am concidering...SLR hut.


sherlob Plus
13 3.0k 129 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2018 2:36PM
Ari, its a little off topic, but there is a HUGE jump between the 5D and 5DSr. The latter is very unforgiving of limitations in lens design and minor errors in technique.

E.g. when I made the swap to the 5DS I had expected to be ok with my existing L series lenses. However, I found that many of my lenses were just not up to the job (especially in the corners) and that overall image quality suffered as a consequence (particularly my 17-40mm L and 100-400mm L. I have read similar issues relating to the older 16-35mm L f2.8). I ended up replacing my two main lenses - something I had not wanted or budgeted to do.

There are other options available which allow full frame to crop sensor switching (Nikon for example). Consider carefully whether the lenses you have will perform on the new body as you want. If not, changing systems becomes a realistic proposition. I also suspect that the 5D MkIV offers the same function regarding crop sensor, but the drop in resolution will likely make a change in glass so critical if you have any older lenses.
ARI 16 529 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2018 3:48PM
Thanks Sherlob. Am aware that the high pixel count will e unforgiving for sloppy technique and less than perfect glass. Over the years I have migrated to L grade lens. On the technique front,will force discipline on me.
Having decided on the body, just looking for advise as who to buy from.

26 Oct 2018 5:50PM is who i always use, 5d mk4 only £1729

ARI 16 529 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2018 9:08PM
Hi Steve, having difficulty in getting to the page. Can u post the link?
sherlob Plus
13 3.0k 129 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2018 10:34PM
Ari, no worries, but my point related to L series glass - only the most recent L series lenses will get the best out this kit.
ARI 16 529 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2018 10:54PM
Thanks Sherlob, all my lens have IS feature.
27 Oct 2018 8:45AM
27 Oct 2018 8:46AM
price drop for next two days £1709

ARI 16 529 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2018 12:46PM
Thanks Steve. Digital Rev is advertising the 5DMk4. I am looking for the DSr. wich I coild not find on their website.
28 Oct 2018 8:20PM

Uk bricks and mortar store, donít know how the price compares to others though
aftertherain 14 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2018 8:40PM
I've just bought a DSLR from WOWCameras, okay it is a grey import but it came with a UK instruction book and a UK battery charge.
It arrived just 5 days after ordering and a problem with the courier was sorted out quickly by WOW.
It was a very positive experience and far better than some I've had from the UK bricks and mortar guys.
I also saved a several hundred pounds which can't be bad.
ARI 16 529 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2018 11:24AM
Nothing wrong with grey imports, afterthe rain. Grey is used like a mantra to imply second class citizenship/dogy. If enough people bought grey, prices overall will become reasonable, ie market rules.
I will be getting my purchase within the next week or so from Wow or from Paramoz. I believe Paramozz is also grey.

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