Canon 5D and MK II

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  1. dak1b

    dak1b TPF Noob!

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    Hello All!

    sooo I was thinking about getting the canon 5D (mark I), however now I'm thinking I should save up and get the canon 5D mark II!!!:mrgreen:

    I really want a full frame and I'm wondering if the extra $1000-$1500 is worth it? The mrk II seems like it has all the features I need then some!!!! only thing wish was better was the fps, but thats no deal breaker!!!!!!!

    You guys think its worth waiting and saving my money for the canon 5d mrk II?

    suggestions please.

    I'm planning on buying the 5D mk II from Canon directly, I want warranty and ease of mind.

    suggestions on this matter please.
     
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    Byronnn TPF Noob!

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    You could wait 6-12 months and get a mark iii. That's my current plan.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The 5D mkI is still a good camera by most standards, and if you can get a good deal on one, then it might be worth it. That being said, it's a rather old camera by today's standards and the mk II has made many worthwhile improvements. It it worth the price (to you), only you can answer that.

    As for a new version...it was over 3 years between the mk I and the mk II. And it hasn't yet been two whole years since the mk II was announced. So I wouldn't be holding my breath for a mk III version.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Or you could wait 2 years and get a mk4 or 3 years and get a mk5, what is the point of waiting as soon as you buy any camera they are talking about bringing a new model out
     
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    No doubt if you really want a full frame.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ah the technology rat race.... there's no ending.

    When the 5D MIII (or whatever replaces it), you'll regret buying the 5d MII... and so on.

    If the 5D MI has all the features you need, then I'd go ahead. $1000-$1500 can be used for other things including nicer glass (judging from your sig). If there's something particular to the 5DMII that enables you (video perhaps), then continue and save. As already mentioned, the 5D MI is still good by todays standards.
     
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    dak1b TPF Noob!

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    hmmm ok.

    Well video isn't too much of a concern for me. I'm trying to stick to still photography. however video is a cool feature.

    The big plus here for my is the new censor and the iso + the 21mp compared to 12

    There are a lot of other features that appeal to me as well on the new 5Dmk II, but again wondering if its really worth it.

    It would take me about 5-6 months to save up for the 5D mk II, and less than 1 month for the 5D mkI.

    I'm upgrading my camera because I want Full Frame!

    Do you really think Canon is going to release the 5D MK III anytime soon?
     
  8. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Keep in mind that the only lens in your signature that would work on a full frame camera is the 100mm macro. Not sure if you have others that aren't listed, but that's something to keep in mind.

    If you go full frame, you're going to have to buy some new lenses pretty much right away. So tack that onto your budget...

    The 100mm macro is a great lens, but I would hate for it to be the only one I had...
     
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    dak1b TPF Noob!

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    i'm aware of that. thanks though.

    lens i'm bying rigth away.

    15mm fisheye and 50mm 1.4 :mrgreen:

    then going from there.
     
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    dak1b TPF Noob!

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    hmm ya kinda thinking I could get the 5D mkI for around $1000-$1200 w/ less than 10k shutter count + excellent condition+ grip...then just use the extra money on some nice glass =]

    just a thought. sounds like a smarter choice financially.

    When looking for a used camera, what should I look for in the Canon 5D mkI???

    red flags?

    thanks!
     
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    mark ii really have a good quality
    if that's what u really want, just buy it!
    there's no point buying a mark i if that's not wt u really want
    for the time being, maybe u can make one of this and pretend u bought it already:sexywink:
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73dbho5jago[/ame]
     
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    Did you notice that the OP said that the only requirement is full frame sensor which the Mark I is equipped?

    Also don't forget some people needed to upgrade their computer to handle the larger files produced by the MarkII as well.
     

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