Canon will discontinue 5D very soon

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actuary616 Regular Member • Posts: 101
Canon will discontinue 5D very soon

I bought a new 5D, and returned it because it's defective. I called the dealer today, and he said that because Canon would discontinue 5D very soon, he couldn't give me a replacement, and he would like to refund for it. I required for the refund. So I am waiting for 5D's successor now. The good thing is that I avoid spending money on outdated camera. Actually, I made a couple hundred dollars from this transaction, because I got a 5D kit, and I sold out the 24-105 lens, but the dealer agreed to refund me as much as an independent 5D body. The bad thing is that I don't have any camera to use right now. Let's wait for the 5D succesor.

santa Veteran Member • Posts: 4,500
Re: Canon will discontinue 5D very soon

there's going to be a successor to the 5D ? hadn't heard anything about that yet.

Michael_J Veteran Member • Posts: 4,811
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santa wrote:

there's going to be a successor to the 5D ? hadn't heard anything
about that yet.

There's a 5D? When did that happen?

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Anastigmat Forum Pro • Posts: 12,686
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The 5D MkII is already obsolete. I will get a refund on the deposit I put on one of these with my local Canon dealer. I will wait for the 5DMKIII.

santa wrote:

there's going to be a successor to the 5D ? hadn't heard anything
about that yet.

Michael_J Veteran Member • Posts: 4,811
Re: Canon will discontinue 5D very soon

Anastigmat wrote:

The 5D MkII is already obsolete. I will get a refund on the deposit
I put on one of these with my local Canon dealer. I will wait for
the 5DMKIII.

And pass up the fantastic deals on the 5DMKIIN?!

santa wrote:

there's going to be a successor to the 5D ? hadn't heard anything
about that yet.

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jackkurtz Veteran Member • Posts: 4,724
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Really. Rebates are gonna kick in any year now.

Michael_J wrote:

Anastigmat wrote:

The 5D MkII is already obsolete. I will get a refund on the deposit
I put on one of these with my local Canon dealer. I will wait for
the 5DMKIII.

And pass up the fantastic deals on the 5DMKIIN?!

santa wrote:

there's going to be a successor to the 5D ? hadn't heard anything
about that yet.

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easyRobin Forum Member • Posts: 79
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Don't worry about Canon, there is always the MAGNIFICANT Nikon D700!....

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salosd Senior Member • Posts: 1,405
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Sounds like troll to me, would be good to know dealer and defect details. Lots of people here using 5D for years without single issue and it is still for sale by all main stores. Get one from BH and you will have no problem to return.

salosd Senior Member • Posts: 1,405
Woiuld be good ...

there is always the MAGNIFICANT Nikon D700

Would be good to see magnificent shots as well, just went to the D700 forum to check shots - nothing found besides some ugly my first shots with D700 like in below ...

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=28805845

Lloyd709 Regular Member • Posts: 114
Great comments guys

Another classic set of dpreview responses - bang in line with the culture on this forum.

I for one thought the information interesting - thanks for taking the time to post it.

salosd Senior Member • Posts: 1,405
Re: Great comments guys

Another classic response with no sense, if you have good samples post it, I didn't find any yet, especially MAGNIFICANT People is one who making shots not a magnificant camera bodies!

OP actuary616 Regular Member • Posts: 101
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The dealer is AbesofMaine.com, and the defect is dead pixel. I am very serious, the new model will come out very soon. At the beginning, the dealer didn't accept return, because I sold out the kit lens: 24-105.

salosd wrote:

Sounds like troll to me, would be good to know dealer and defect
details. Lots of people here using 5D for years without single issue
and it is still for sale by all main stores. Get one from BH and you
will have no problem to return.

Phil Flash Veteran Member • Posts: 4,286
Year-old threads said the same thing.

But it's funny -- the 5D is more expensive right now that it was when I bought mine in November, 2006 -- $1800 after rebates vs $2,300 right now at B&H.

I love the 5D's IQ, but more than that I love that it has toyed with the minds of so many speculators of its fate for well over 1.5 years now.
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salosd Senior Member • Posts: 1,405
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Dead pixel could happen in new 5D mk II as well...

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volvoc70 Regular Member • Posts: 128
hmmm

was that legal to do?

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boudro_ Senior Member • Posts: 1,190
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You should have checked here before returning it, dead pixels can be reset quite easily.

Another thought, I don't even throw the box away with camera stuff, none of the packaging or anything until the warrenty is up. I can't believe you sold the kit lens before you were sure your camera didn't have defects. I also can't believe the store took it back. I wouldn't count on many stores accepting that sort of thing. I think you are a careless consumer.

I think you should slow down a little, and think.

actuary616 wrote:

The dealer is AbesofMaine.com, and the defect is dead pixel. I am
very serious, the new model will come out very soon. At the
beginning, the dealer didn't accept return, because I sold out the
kit lens: 24-105.

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bluefox9er Senior Member • Posts: 1,881
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"Dead" pixels are completly unacceptable and I never ever pay any attention to the manufacturers BS about how it's a feature of the technology.

You did EXACTLY the right thing by getting a refund, but to be quiet honest, i don't believe that you were informed correctly, there are PLENTY of 5ds available. There must have been a REASON for you to buy one in the first place apart from selling on the lens that came with your body, and to be blunt, youre stuck with a lens without a body which equals NO PHOTOGRAPHY.

Despite speculation,rumour and conjecture, there is ABSLOUTLEY NOTHING official to suggest that canon will either discontinue the 5d or superseed it with a model with more uptodate features. There's every evidence to suggest that the 5d will continue to be the canon prosumer FF camera and ABSLOUTLEY NONE to suggest that it will be overhauled with respect to the demands of the newer features photographers demand . ( however, it would be incredibly STUPID of canon not to persue enhancing the '5d' line, and canon have really not stepped up to the plate so far with this regard)
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jerryk Veteran Member • Posts: 6,628
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If you believe some of the other threads, the replacement is going to be near $3000.

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dnjake Senior Member • Posts: 2,702
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jerryk wrote:

If you believe some of the other threads, the replacement is going to
be near $3000.

Certainly this price would be likely on the basis of past Canon experience. But we may began to see whether there is any reality in many people's hopes that the arrival of Nikon and Sony FF frame cameras will drive down FF price points.
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OP actuary616 Regular Member • Posts: 101
Re: Canon will discontinue 5D very soon

It might be around $2,500.

jerryk wrote:

If you believe some of the other threads, the replacement is going to
be near $3000.

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