Sorry, but I am out...

Started Jan 26, 2009 | Discussions thread
DaveWC Contributing Member • Posts: 612
Re: Sorry, but I am out...

I doubt he sold the 5D2 at a "huge loss". Possibly not a loss at all given how hard they are to find. When I got my 5D2 I sold me 40D for 75% of what I paid for it & also sold 4 lenses for 90% of what I paid. I lost some money but it was a lot less then I expected. If I was that unhappy with my camera gear I wouldn't let a 10% loss in lens value stop me from selling & switching. What is strange about this story is how erratic each decision to buy/sell was. I doubt he'll be happy regardless of the camera brand he owns.

munro harrap wrote:

Is this a genuine post?

Someone likes his 5D a lot, but he sells it for the 5D2, which at
half the magnification has identical qualities, AF included, as that
which he sold before he then paid double what he sold the 5D to get-
the 5D2!

The 5D2 has better weathersealing, and about the same noise but
reveals lens defects more- and camera shake and focus errors at 100%.

So reselling this new 5D2 again at a huge loss he then buys a
completely different camera that cannot use Canon lenses at all. So
he has to then replace his lenses- 2 should do it but at huge cost,
just as Nikon introduce-at least in the UK- a massive price rise to
keep up with inflation.

The result is that this man has a bit less resolution in a less
well-tried design AND has lost 1900x1080 true HD video capabilities
as well as the free software that includes Live view on your computer.

I am feeling faint and giddy with the stress of such suffering.......

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