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Would you buy an EOS 5D Mk2?

Lurcherman 11 15 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 4:49PM
Still using film and quite honestly not seeing any difference between slow emulsions and 10mp. Own an EOS1N and an EOS3 with a variety of lenses. Also keep an F1N +Tamron SP180 f5 for macro work.(Absolutely superb build on this old Canon) Like immediacy of digital and really tempted to flog the 2 EOS bodies and put proceeds towards an EOS5D Mk2. Believe the 1800 tag may fall in next 12 months and IMHO camera's performance makes it virtually futureproof. I'm unlikely to need more than 21mp images. Anyone got one or something similar and were you glad to say goodbye to film?
GreyMoonRising 12 1.5k 1
20 Apr 2009 5:05PM
I would buy it although I never have owned a Canon model, there are so many plus points with Digital now it simply don't make sense to be involved with film for normal day to day use.
Tandberg 17 1.2k 2 England
20 Apr 2009 5:13PM
Had the EOS 3 myself and enjoyed that a lot

Have the Mark 2 now and yeah i love this camera
Having the lenses already helps in the decision
Just do it
alansnap 17 577 26 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 5:51PM
Yeah, I have a mark 1. I waited carefully for the right price and the right quality. in 2006 the 14 megapixels were pretty hot. I forced my own hand when our daughter invited us to visit her in South Africa so I a reason change over. I've never regretted it. The Mark 2 looks so good that I think you won't regret it either.
Enjoy it.
I think the days of fast falling prices are behind us for a while at least as the bus behind in design terms is a lot further away, so waiting won't really bring much advantage. Beware, you will need all L glass for that sucker so you may have to take that into account.
All the best,

MeanGreeny 15 3.7k England
20 Apr 2009 6:07PM
Go halfway and buy a 2nd hand 5D that everyone is selling to pay for their Mk 2. They can be had for as little as 700 for one under 10k activations in mint condition.
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
20 Apr 2009 6:14PM

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Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Apr 2009 7:09PM
Kris_Dutson 18 8.2k 1 England
20 Apr 2009 7:15PM
Not yet.
teepee 18 1.6k England
20 Apr 2009 7:49PM
If only!
rossd 17 1.1k England
20 Apr 2009 10:27PM




Why not?
Coast 13 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2009 10:41PM
From Canon Film to Canon Digital a seamless change. I have had a 5D for two years and it is absolutely amazing. I would say for future proof to meet your expectations in the future the Mk II is a must buy although to get the best out of it you will need the best glass.

The 5D option second hand is worth consideration too as image quality to A3 is sublime and still very very good beyond that. Take a look at my folio if you want to see some images from a 5D.

Whatever you decide I am sure you will be thrilled and it will provide a renewed energy moving into the digital world. There is that to consider too with a whole new world of processing images through the computer etc. But thats a whole different topic!

gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
20 Apr 2009 11:22PM
I have a mk 2 absolutely love it would sell the wife and kids first before parting with it, oops did'nt see you by there dear I was only joking honest, OUCH.
Mstphoto 12 184 1 Scotland
21 Apr 2009 7:12PM
I would love one as well - However I am more than pleased with my 40D. The quality is amazing.
I'd love to see the difference between my 40D and a 5D using my "L" lenses.
My next camera will probably be the 50D's replacement whenever that will be. It will more than likely have the same processer and HD movie capabilities as the 5 except it won't be FF like the 5.
Nickscape 14 708 9 England
21 Apr 2009 7:34PM

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Me neither - i would go for the original 5D, that is a great camera for 700
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
21 Apr 2009 9:40PM


Why not?

'Cos I don't need it...???

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