Why I decided to get 5DII now rather than wait for a 5DIII

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Why I decided to get 5DII now rather than wait for a 5DIII
Jan 12, 2012

Well, I decided to go ahead and buy the 5DII now, while I still have time to return it. Here is the reason for me to to jump on the 5DII bandwagon now rather than wait for a 5DIII. Please let me know what you think.

5DII is almost below $2k: I paid $1999 with some extra accessories. I am an aspiring film maker so my main use for this camera is Video and Portraits of my wife and 5 month old son. If I wait for 5DIII my son is going to miss out the full frame portraits till its available. Even when 5DIII is available I am going to have to pay an extra 1k for it over 5DII. Then comes the next question, since I am into Video I probably would want to really get the EOS cinema dslr if its reasonably priced.

There is no way I would get 5DIII and EOS Cinema (too much money). On the other hand if I get 5DII now, I can use it till EOS Cinema is available. If Cinema is priced in my range and is full frame, I could sell my 5DII and get that one. If EOS Cinema is priced in my range and is not Full frame, I could keep 5DII and EOS Cinema so I got a great FF camera and a great Movie camera. Either case I would be skipping 5DIII. So its probably better for me to go to 5DII if I want full frame.

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  • Vishnu

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