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[Deal Update - Back in Stock] Refurbished EOS 5D Mark II Available At Canon Store for $1,759.20 (Hurry Up!)
UPDATE #2: The EOS 5D Mark II is back in stock at the same price (click here). Act quickly!
Update: Unfortunately the deal is over, as quick as expected. To see more refurbished Canon DSLRs sold in the Canon Store click here.
This deal will not last long, hence act quickly. The Canon Store has refurbished EOS 5D Mark II bodies in stock for $1,759.20 (click here).
I posted about this comparison before. Now the test has been redone with some parameter adjustment, mainly because of the different way these cams handle ISO (watch the video to learn more). Short conclusion (just my 2 cents):
- Nikon D800: good sharpness, good dynamic range at low ISOs, color shift towards green
- EOS 5D Mark III: very good ISO performance, good tones and colors, less sharp, better dynamic range at high ISOs
Top rated eBay seller getitdigital has more than ten EOS 5D Mark II bodies available for $1,998.50. Shipping is free for the USA. The EOS 5DMark II is still an excellent camera, and at this price it’s becoming a bargain. Click here to check the deal before it is to late. Next, top rated seller axxii has two refurbished EOS 5D Mark II for $1,893.96 (click here).Key features:
According to hdcamteam, this week B&H will receive a new batch of 5D Mark IIIs that do not have the light-leaking issue. So, if you were waiting for the light-leak issue to get solved, this may be the right moment to place your order (click here). Be aware that there is no official statement about batches or shipments of “new” 5D mark IIIs. However, it seems that Canon reacted to the problem and found a solution.
This is also a good occasion to check Canon’s double instant rebates on lenses (and/or speedlites), when purchased together with a EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 60D or EOS 7D (ending 06/02). On EOS 60D bodies there is an instant saving of $100, and on 7D bodies it is $150. Savings on lenses can go up to $250, depending on the kit combination (body + lenses/speedlites) you choose. More lenses and/or speedlites can be added, increasing the overall saving. Click here to check the double instant savings on selected Canon kits. It looks a little bit complicated at first glance, but simply choose a body and a lens, and then explore all the possible combinations that are offered.
This is a beautiful time-lapse video showing northern lights (Aurora Borealis) made using a EOS 5D Mark II. There is a lot of discussion going on about gear, about new gear, and there is no one among us who never thought that better gear would make her or him a better photographer. We all know this is not true, but I bet we all have had this idea. Hence, it is always good to see what awesome stuff you can produce with a camera that is not the newest gear. The following setting and lenses were used: