5D MkII news

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640pixelscom New Member • Posts: 22
5D MkII news

Well, I was a bit sceptical about all the 5d MKII rumours. I stepped into my local camera shop as I was about to buy the current 5D when the salesman said I should rather wait until the 24th of April as the worldwide launch of the new 5D is happening then.

Guess I'm holding off till then.

Its RKM Veteran Member • Posts: 3,135
24th??

640pixelscom wrote:

Well, I was a bit sceptical about all the 5d MKII rumours. I stepped
into my local camera shop as I was about to buy the current 5D when
the salesman said I should rather wait until the 24th of April as the
worldwide launch of the new 5D is happening then.

Wow - only 4 days to go to 22nd April and the "launch" has already slipped by 2 days. Should be available by christmas.

John W Peterson Senior Member • Posts: 2,737
Sounds like ...

your salesman also checks out the rumors, and may have "padded' them by two days just for safety ?

I guess we'll know next week. Presuming the product is announced on the 22nd (or 24th), that may not translate into availability right away however. Did they have a waiting list for you to add your name to ? My local store has a 5DII list, but then i think they already have a list for the Nikon D4

OP 640pixelscom New Member • Posts: 22
Re: 24th??

uhm maybe it's 22nd then i could have messed up dates...

either way it's worth holding off... if nothing happens by end of the month i'll just buy existing 5d.

I'm coming from a 1Ds MK1 and need to upgrade asap as the contrast and saturation on old 1Ds doesnt come close to that of 5d

pc168 Senior Member • Posts: 2,275
Re: 5D MkII news

I don't believe!

640pixelscom wrote:

Well, I was a bit sceptical about all the 5d MKII rumours. I stepped
into my local camera shop as I was about to buy the current 5D when
the salesman said I should rather wait until the 24th of April as the
worldwide launch of the new 5D is happening then.

Guess I'm holding off till then.

smatty Senior Member • Posts: 2,006
Re: 24th??

And even if they announce it on the 22. or 23., when will they ship? Seems like Canon has a lot of catching up to do (ISO wise compared to Nikon)

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Oscar Latorre Regular Member • Posts: 323
Re: Sounds like ...

Has there ever been a rumour true 4 weeks in advance?

As far as I can remember only rumours 2 -3 days in advance of a new model introduction were true...

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Bartek Senior Member • Posts: 1,408
Re: Sounds like ...

as tos the waiting list I would wait some time in order to see how it performs and if there are any issues to be fixed soon after release. It was the case of all recent Canon releases - 5D issues with the first batch, 1DIII most famous issues, and 1DsIII issues with skewed VF in very first batch.
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ohyva Veteran Member • Posts: 6,342
Re: 24th??

640pixelscom wrote:

uhm maybe it's 22nd then i could have messed up dates...

or 22nd is for sales people and 24th the public launch ...
Who knows ... and anyway only one week to know if this is happening or not.

either way it's worth holding off... if nothing happens by end of the
month i'll just buy existing 5d.

I'm coming from a 1Ds MK1 and need to upgrade asap as the contrast
and saturation on old 1Ds doesnt come close to that of 5d

Ron Molie New Member • Posts: 5
Re: 5D MkII news

Same for me...

if nothing is still announced at the end of this month i'm buying the 5D...

i'm really getting sick of all the waiting because of the rumors!!!

but then again...like most people...i'm buying a cam and have to hold on to it and save money for like 5 years before i can buy the next one...

this was serious the last time if'waited because of some rumors...

Ghozer Veteran Member • Posts: 3,863
Re: 24th??

I don't think so at all. The 1D3 is stunning at high ISO and the 1Ds3 is very underrated. Frankly I couldn't care less if the 5D bests Nikon in the high ISO department.

smatty wrote:

And even if they announce it on the 22. or 23., when will they ship?
Seems like Canon has a lot of catching up to do (ISO wise compared to
Nikon)

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NowherMan6 Contributing Member • Posts: 701
If that's the case...

... if this really is going to be your main camera for 5 years, doesn't it make sense to wait until Photokina regardless? The likelihood of a updated 5D being announced/ released this fall is based on past Canon actions, not rumors. They've updated their pro line every 3 years - it'll be three years this fall for the 5D. Plus with no other upgrades to make, it makes sense. Sure, you may be paying about $1000 more, but if it's long term for sure, then you start out with the latest technology right out of the gate.

Just IMO, of course. Lots of people in the same boat as you...

IanDTM Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: If that's the case...

I for one would not rush to buy a new high level camera from Canon - they are decidedly having issues. At least wait for a few months after they become available and wait for any horror stories. I learnt this the hardway with my 1DMKIII - first batch - still not 100% happy.

SergeSmArt I Regular Member • Posts: 284
Re: April 22 or August 24? :)

LOL ..

Usially Canon make announcement of his best (of price ) and " revolutionary special" cameras close to my birthday - August 24 Like it was to Digital Rebel (300D and 5D)

.. but this year seems that someone decide to make it at Vladimir Iliich Lenin's birthday - April 22.... that's a silly thing ... :)))))

Ron Molie New Member • Posts: 5
Re: If that's the case...

NowherMan6 wrote:

... if this really is going to be your main camera for 5 years,
doesn't it make sense to wait until Photokina regardless? The
likelihood of a updated 5D being announced/ released this fall is
based on past Canon actions, not rumors. They've updated their pro
line every 3 years - it'll be three years this fall for the 5D. Plus
with no other upgrades to make, it makes sense. Sure, you may be
paying about $1000 more, but if it's long term for sure, then you
start out with the latest technology right out of the gate.

Just IMO, of course. Lots of people in the same boat as you...

So True... But in my particular case i need to have it before the end of august due to a two months trip to new zealand..

travelinbri Contributing Member • Posts: 586
Re: If that's the case...

Wanna just borrow my 30D for the two months?
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Ron Molie New Member • Posts: 5
Re: If that's the case...

travelinbri wrote:

Wanna just borrow my 30D for the two months?

That would be a nice option

Volker Hett Senior Member • Posts: 1,214
wednesday the 23rd of april

I'll shoot a Bossa Nova concert with the 5D I have, they didn't postpone the gig so I might get a 5DMkII which might be in the future.
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NowherMan6 Contributing Member • Posts: 701
Re: If that's the case...

You didn't mention that part! Two months in NZ? I'd do the same thing in your situation... if nothing next week, buy the 5D and enjoy it.

Ron Molie wrote:

So True... But in my particular case i need to have it before the end
of august due to a two months trip to new zealand..

Sharky Forum Member • Posts: 77
Re: April 22 or August 24? :)

Well, my birthday is April 24th, so I'm assuming it will certainly happen.

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