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Canon reveals EOS 5D Mark II

Discussion in 'News - Discussion' started by CSBC, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. CSBC

    CSBC RIP (News Editor)

  2. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

    Well the proof of the pudding's in the toilet bowl the morning after so we'll just have to wait and see how it fairs against the D700, the D3 and the new Sony.
  3. Ian_A

    Ian_A Well-Known Member

    It's got ........ full HD video! [​IMG]

    [hides behind sofa]
  4. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member

    Lock up your weaving frames! :D
  5. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Hardly surprising - it's a useful feature for those media togs who were so keen on the original 5D. And I wouldn't object to it, either... ;)
  6. Ephemeral

    Ephemeral Well-Known Member

    feck - have been waiting for this now it has another thing on it I don't need

    does this mean AP meets will now have video shots as well as stills...

    not a good thing seeing me in movement - really

  7. parisian

    parisian Well-Known Member

    Very clever the Japanese. Given the summer we have had they tell us it works 'better' at low temperatures. Should guarantee a large slice of the wedding market :D
  8. LargeFormat

    LargeFormat Well-Known Member

    More importantly does it have live view. Now we need to see the price to know whether it will be a spoiler for the a900.
  9. beejaybee

    beejaybee Marvin

    And an overpopulated sensor.

    I'll be sitting this one out. If I buy a camera in the next 12 months it'll be a Canon 1D Mk III or a Nikon D3.

    But I may abandon the idea of using a DSLR for my main photography altogether going for a mix of specialized astronomical CCD imaging and rangefinder (film) for pictorial work.
  10. LargeFormat

    LargeFormat Well-Known Member

    It really depends on what one uses the camera for. BJB's astronomical photography is a highly specialised use where low noise/high ISO (for all I know) is important. I'm interested in landscapes and want to be able to enlarge to A2. I'm happy to leave the camera on ISO64 and only rarely turn it up to the dizzying heights of ISO200 so high ISO isn't necessarily an issue but the resolution, up to a point is.
  11. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Well I can't afford one, so I'm safe from temptation (I think).
  12. LargeFormat

    LargeFormat Well-Known Member

    £2,299.00 at Warehouse Express (with 8Gb Lexar UDMA card) and Callumet so that is a direct competitor for the Sony.
  13. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Yup, and that forms the basis of the video mode.

    We have. It's competitive.
  14. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    At the moment my 5D (Mk I I suppose we must call it now) does all that I need. If I do spend that sort of money it will most probably be on a Scarlet digital cine camera.
    Seriously I wasn't expecting 21 Mp, more like 16-18, but I supose it makes sense to use the sensor from the 1Ds Mk III rather than develop a new one, like Nikon did for the D700.
  15. Ian_A

    Ian_A Well-Known Member


  16. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    ... the Sony a900 is £1899 at Camera Centre and Best Priced Brands ... significantly cheaper I would have thought?

    Live view will be useful to some people, but without an articulating screen and slow operation - not to me and the video capability would interest me not at all.

    However I'm sure it will sell well and make many people happy :)
  17. djp1973

    djp1973 New Member

    £2,299.00 At Warehouse Express

    2500.00 Euros which is just over £2000

    $2700.00 in the States (rrp) which is just over £1500 at current exchange rates. No pricing yet at B&H but surely it would make sense to get one from the states when it arrives?

    Why are we paying so much more?
  18. Meredith

    Meredith Well-Known Member

    US prices don't have sales tax included. UK/EU prices include VAT. Different market conditions also can mean different prices.
  19. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    And wait and see what the street price is. There was an awful lot of fuss about the 1000D SRP, but the street price is somewhat different...
  20. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Import Tax and no UK or European warranty are two reasons not to.

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