[Deal] Canon EOS 5D Mark II Down To $1799 On Major Shops, Down To $2499 With 24-105L

After yesterdays rumor about an imminent price drop for the EOS 5D Mark II and tomorrows news that Canon will extend the special rebates on DSLRs and lenses, things are getting a little confusing. However, the 5D Mark II is down to $1799 on Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and B&H (click here). The same instant rebates are available for the 5D2 kit with the 24-105L lens which is $2499 $2599 on Adorama (click here) and Amazon (click here), and even lower  $2499 at B&H (click here).

While not being a last generation full-frame DSLR, the EOS 5D Mark II is still an excellent professional photographic tool.

  • 21.1 Megapixel Full-Frame Sensor
  • 3.0″ High Resolution LCD Display
  • Live View Mode
  • 1080p Movie Mode
  • Dust & Weather-Resistant
  • Self Cleaning Sensor
  • Broad ISO Range (50-25600)
  • 3.9 fps Burst Mode
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[Deals] Ef 24-105 f/4L IS USM For $780, 5D Mark II Bundle $1999, And 5D Mark III For $3039

Three cool deals on eBay today. All in limited quantity, so they will be over soon. As usual, I list only reputable, top rated sellers. Let’s start with the EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM which can be yours for .

Next we have an EOS 5D Mark II bundled with a Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II Photo Printer for .

Finally, there is an EOS 5D Mark III body only offered for .

[Video] Video Modes Compared: T4i/650D vs 5D3 vs 1D-X

Gizmodo compared the video modes of three Canon DSRLs in a price range from $1000 – $7000. It’s Rebel T4i/650D vs EOS 5D Mark III vs EOS-1D X. From entry level to top end.

[…] all three cameras […] shot the same scene with the same lens (Canon 24-105 f/4) and settings (f/9, 1/50, ISO 100). We use a picture style with sharpness at 0, contrast at 0, and saturation at -2. We adjusted the focal length on the crop-sensor t4i to match that of the other two cameras. Obviously this isn’t completely scientific, but we did our best.

The outcome may surprise you. While the EOS 1D-X is obviously the best performing gear here, and the 5D Mark III is second placed, the performance of the Rebel T4i/650D is by far not so much worse as the others cost more (we’re talking about video modes here). See for yourself, and do it by enlarging the video to full screen (otherwise moire artifacts are hard to spot).

EOS 1D-X price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA EOS 5D Mark III price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA Rebel T4i/EOS 650D price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA EF 24-105 f/4L price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

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[Deal] Another Huge, Professional EOS 5D Mark III Bundle (Two Lenses, and more)

Adorama has another huge EOS 5D Mark III kit with lots of professional accessories. The offered bundle is yours for $4,399 (click here) after all discounts and using coupon code S6549875 (expires 07/10/12). This kit includes:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body
  • EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM Lens
  • EF 50 f/1.4 USM
  • 32GB SDHC Memory Card
  • Wide Neck Strap I
  • Camera Cover R-F-3
  • Stereo Video Cable
  • USB Interface Cable
  • Battery Charger LC-E6
  • Battery Pack LP-E6
  • EOS Digital Solution Disk
  • Canon 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack 200EG- Red Giant PC/Mac Bundle