5D2 rather than 5D3?

Started Apr 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
EvokeEmotion Contributing Member • Posts: 998
Re: 5D3 ithout question

Oh, and the price is more than a $1k difference. Got my refurbished 5D2 from Canon USA with CLP discount for $1500 shipped, so the difference is more like $2000. Camara came with 90 day warranty and 185 clicks on the shutter.

Rick Knepper wrote:

The 5D3 has the 1D X AF system and double the frame rate of the 5D2. Should also be a big improvement over the 7D AF - not to mention the inclusion of many new and updated features. No brainer for an extra $1k IMO.

AF744 wrote:

Like many, I have been waiting for the EOS 5D Mark III to be release to upgrade from my current EOS 7D: I was attracted by the higher ISO 100 IQ of the EOS 5D Mark II but did not want to spend $2,500 on a three-year old camera that was going to be replaced.

Since the 5D2 and 5D3 are said to be very close in IQ at low ISOs, I am wondering whether the 5D3 is worth the significant price leap while on the other hand I am wondering whether I would not miss an AF system, metering system, shutter reactivity of the 7D.

Is there anybody who eventually went for a cheaper 5D2 since the 5D3 was announced?

I have the following lenses: 10-22, 16-35L, 24-70L, 50/1.4, 70-200 F4L IS, 135L and 300 F4L IS.


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