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04/23/2012 01:03:00 AM · #1
is this a good deal? 5D Mark II body. Has a little over 9k actuations $1400 says they want to upgrade to 5d mark III...
04/23/2012 01:08:44 AM · #2
Sounds right here in Hong Kong...

Message edited by author 2012-04-23 01:09:16.
04/23/2012 02:38:04 AM · #3
Originally posted by Tiberius:

Sounds right here in Hong Kong...


Ok thank you :)
04/23/2012 02:45:25 AM · #4
Bear in mind not all your lenses will work. I rushed out and bought a 5D only to find out my wide angle and another lens did not fit.
04/23/2012 02:50:13 AM · #5
Craigslist Vancouver has them ranging around $1800-ish more or less.

If it has the original box etc, sounds like a good deal. If its a Craigslist thing, remember to bring a friend, public place etc.
04/23/2012 03:02:33 AM · #6
Originally posted by whiteroom:

Bear in mind not all your lenses will work. I rushed out and bought a 5D only to find out my wide angle and another lens did not fit.


That's horrible:( But what do you mean didn't fit? Like an error message or actually didn't fit on the body ? either way it sucks ... I don't have any real good lenses yet so I'm OK as far as that goes .. well except my 50mm 1.4f .
04/23/2012 03:05:41 AM · #7
Originally posted by The_Tourist:

Craigslist Vancouver has them ranging around $1800-ish more or less.

If it has the original box etc, sounds like a good deal. If its a Craigslist thing, remember to bring a friend, public place etc.


Ya , I believe he still has the box ... And my hubby said the same thing ... to bring him if I'm checking it out... there's some crazies out there for sure ..LOL
04/23/2012 03:07:39 AM · #8
Originally posted by lola72:

Originally posted by whiteroom:

Bear in mind not all your lenses will work. I rushed out and bought a 5D only to find out my wide angle and another lens did not fit.


That's horrible:( But what do you mean didn't fit? Like an error message or actually didn't fit on the body ? either way it sucks ... I don't have any real good lenses yet so I'm OK as far as that goes .. well except my 50mm 1.4f .


You'll need to get EF lenses for the full frame (5D). The EF-S lenses will only work on your crop sensor body.
04/23/2012 03:18:24 AM · #9
Originally posted by The_Tourist:

Originally posted by lola72:

Originally posted by whiteroom:

Bear in mind not all your lenses will work. I rushed out and bought a 5D only to find out my wide angle and another lens did not fit.


That's horrible:( But what do you mean didn't fit? Like an error message or actually didn't fit on the body ? either way it sucks ... I don't have any real good lenses yet so I'm OK as far as that goes .. well except my 50mm 1.4f .


You'll need to get EF lenses for the full frame (5D). The EF-S lenses will only work on your crop sensor body.


Thank you, thats good to know . :)
04/23/2012 03:59:23 AM · #10
if you are buying a 5d mk11 you should really know that it only accepts ef lenses and good ones at that as you are far better investing in glass first then a better body, a good body and poor glass especially with teh mk11 resolution wil show up that poor glass a lot more than your current body with good glass.
04/23/2012 05:11:46 AM · #11
Originally posted by Giles_uk:

if you are buying a 5d mk11 you should really know that it only accepts ef lenses and good ones at that as you are far better investing in glass first then a better body, a good body and poor glass especially with teh mk11 resolution wil show up that poor glass a lot more than your current body with good glass.


very true but in this case there's a nice 50 mm 1.4 which is a great lens - some say better than the 1.2. that's a sweet camera/lens setup. if you don't need a zoom or other lens (for portraiture etc) i'd say invest in the camera.
04/23/2012 06:53:29 AM · #12
If the only lenses you have are the ones listed on your profile I would take the cash and buy some more good glass. Pick up a nice 85 1.8, and maybe one of the popular zooms (24-70 or 70-200) and upgrade the body at a latter date. Unless your camera now is getting ready to go. The glass will last much longer than a new body.
04/23/2012 07:25:29 AM · #13
If I remember correctly, not only will your EF-S lenses not fit, they will *damage* the 5DII if you try to use them. Careful!
04/23/2012 08:32:44 AM · #14
Originally posted by Giles_uk:

if you are buying a 5d mk11 you should really know that it only accepts ef lenses


they out with the mark 11 already?!?!? I can't keep up
04/23/2012 12:44:22 PM · #15
thank you all for your replies , its very much appreciated :)
04/23/2012 01:39:19 PM · #16
I've seen a similar/ same listing for the NJ/NYC area. You need to make sure of a couple things (bring a pen light with you). I m sure you've thought of some of these, but just to be sure:

1. Have the camera lift mirror for cleaning, and inspect the sensor for any visible damage.

2. take three seperate shots on a plain white surface (bring something with you) at different +2/0/-2 and inspect the image on the LCD screen.Look for excessively high counts of dead/stuck pixels. These are unnavoidable in small numbers but really should not say... take over 5% of your image.

3. Check for any problems wiht the card compartment or the battery compartment. BRING your own memory card incase you need to use it to make inspection in step 2.

4. Check for viewfinder Dust. This is unnavoidable, but you want to know your comfort level with it to be sure. 1400 aint pennies!

5. Test a lens on it. Bring your own if you can. Connect the thing to the camera and test to be sure. play with it both in AF and MF mode. Look for any errors popping up.

6. Feel the camera in your hands in different positions. If you hate the grip, you may not love your investment. This is not a big issue for me, but for some it makes or breaks the deal.

Check the LCDs top and bottom.

Finally, yes 1400 is a good price if its in working condition

Message edited by author 2012-04-23 13:39:37.
04/23/2012 03:05:58 PM · #17
Originally posted by Devinder:

I've seen a similar/ same listing for the NJ/NYC area. You need to make sure of a couple things (bring a pen light with you). I m sure you've thought of some of these, but just to be sure:

1. Have the camera lift mirror for cleaning, and inspect the sensor for any visible damage.

2. take three seperate shots on a plain white surface (bring something with you) at different +2/0/-2 and inspect the image on the LCD screen.Look for excessively high counts of dead/stuck pixels. These are unnavoidable in small numbers but really should not say... take over 5% of your image.

3. Check for any problems wiht the card compartment or the battery compartment. BRING your own memory card incase you need to use it to make inspection in step 2.

4. Check for viewfinder Dust. This is unnavoidable, but you want to know your comfort level with it to be sure. 1400 aint pennies!

5. Test a lens on it. Bring your own if you can. Connect the thing to the camera and test to be sure. play with it both in AF and MF mode. Look for any errors popping up.

6. Feel the camera in your hands in different positions. If you hate the grip, you may not love your investment. This is not a big issue for me, but for some it makes or breaks the deal.

Check the LCDs top and bottom.

Finally, yes 1400 is a good price if its in working condition


WOW that is awesome , thank you . The only thing I would the done on this list is take a few pictures to see if any problems ... You RULE!!!!
04/24/2012 02:36:55 AM · #18
Happy to help, Glad you found the info useful!
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