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Offline OzCarSightings

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Long shot perhaps, but thought it might be worth posting up here since we have a few photogs around.

I've sold my 50D and am on the look out for a 5D Mark II to replace it. Not in a huge rush so will see if something decent 2nd hand pops up, otherwise I'll probably buy new.

So please contact me if you know of anyone who is selling one in good condition (shutter count/actuations below 20K preferable). I've seen the few on eBay and will be watching them.

Thanks :)



Offline tdc911


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Given it's nearing the end of the financial year and the huge price drops on 5D MkIIs lately, I believe the new option would be the safer and wiser choice. It is a great camera, you won't be disappointed. Where did you sell the 50D and did you have much trouble offloading it?



Offline OzCarSightings

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Yeah I'm leaning that way, unless I can find a good deal 2nd hand that's too hard to refuse. I borrowed a friends 5D2 for a day recently for some event photography I had to do and was very impressed.

I advertised the 50D on a couple of local forums and it sold to a friend of a friend within 2 days of listing it, very easy.



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Depending on how long you can hold off, the 5d3 should be out late this year/early next I believe... Which will give you the chance to either Buy a new 5d2 cheap if stores do runouts for the new model, or a cheap second hand for those that just have to have the new one :)
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Offline T0M722


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Depending on how long you can hold off, the 5d3 should be out late this year/early next I believe... Which will give you the chance to either Buy a new 5d2 cheap if stores do runouts for the new model, or a cheap second hand for those that just have to have the new one :)

I agree, I would hold off until more information about the 5D MkIII arrives. Beautiful camera though, I wish I had one :melting:
:)



Offline dkabab

afaik, the cheapest in store 5dII has been around $2900 but that was during a promo canon was running, which has now finished, and prices moved back to $3100ish. if you can find new for $2900 or less buy it, but if its anything like when the 50d finished, canon funded some pretty cheap prices and they were selling for $800 for the body when the cheapest was around $1400 for most of its life.




Offline OzCarSightings

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Offline Wizard_Of_Auz

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I brought my 5D Mark II from DWI a little over a year ago. I get all of my gear from there as its much cheaper than buying local and you still get a decent warranty and customer service.



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I brought my 5D Mark II from DWI a little over a year ago. I get all of my gear from there as its much cheaper than buying local and you still get a decent warranty and customer service.

The biggest issue i have with a warranty from someone like this, is its a 3rd party warranty, and NOT a Factory Canon Australia warranty. Where with an Oz delivered product you can take it to a store or a Canon Authorised Repair centre in case of any issues, a 3rd party warranty can require you to send the item back to the distributor you bought it from, DWI, and they will then send it to their warranty guys, and from there things can get painful.

I have been lucky with my oz delivered stock, and I make sure to send it in to be checked if even the smallest issue arises, they are mass produced products, and there are always those few with defects. I've never had big issues, and have had 3 day turnaround on warranty claims in the past. If you require your camera a lot, and dont want to be left without one for extended periods of time... 4 weeks plus in some cases, buying Genuine Oz Delivered can be beneficial.

If your lucky enough to not have any issues buying a grey product, well done, I have grey lenses and never had an issue... A body though... is a big gamble the way I see it...
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Offline OzCarSightings

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Yeah I ended up buying one locally (well, from Melbourne), very happy with it.



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