Beijing - 5D2 in my hot hands

Started Nov 22, 2008 | Discussions
NoBanLecter Contributing Member • Posts: 851
Beijing - 5D2 in my hot hands

They hassled me about the kit lens, so I bought it.
Buying stuff here can be an uber hassle
Will pop out and about tomorrow and get some Photo / Video

Took a video in the car on the way to watch some Rugby (after the foot massage)

Some might take that as a priority issue!!

Go the All Blacks!!

More tomorrow!!

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matthew Thomas Regular Member • Posts: 359
congrats! I think you're first. NT
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TerryKC12 Contributing Member • Posts: 835
can you feel the weight of expectations on your shoulders?

Have fun ....

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charles lee Regular Member • Posts: 278
Re: Beijing - 5D2 in my hot hands

Yes... Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your photos (and video?).

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OP NoBanLecter Contributing Member • Posts: 851
Re: Beijing - 5D2 in my hot hands

was up on great wall today when I got the call.

I'll wander around Beijing tomorrow and take some pictures of the Water Cube tomorrow night...

figured out the video in the car on the way back from the rugger and took a video of my driver cruising us through beijing at night....

expectations??

nah!!

Want to play with the video!!

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planetMitch Regular Member • Posts: 301
Re: Beijing - 5D2 in my hot hands

CONGRATS!

well... you unboxed it in the car? No unboxing pics? dying for some images here!

who's gonna get to claim the first uploaded production unit pix???

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BusyBeingBorn Regular Member • Posts: 491
But ----- where are you going to find the cat?

well - don't hurry . we can wait . it builds character - waiting for picture from a brand new model - instead of those pesky 'previews' so-called 'photography' sites post.
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BusyBeingBorn Regular Member • Posts: 491
I am still building character

but did you run run out of cats?=

(I am willing to use any kind of of "chordates" instead of "cats") and - in fact -willing to go to 'animalia' - actually.... just post somethng.....
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Abe Tong Regular Member • Posts: 368
Congrats! AFAIK, you are the fiirst one here.

seems that Chinese dealers have more influence to persuade Canon to release a tad earlier ...

DeepShadows New Member • Posts: 10
Oh! Canada!

so what you are saying is that we wil have the camera in our hands in Canada in 6 months? gah! guess I better hold on to my malfunctioning 40D... unless Canon actually replaced it this time after sending it in to be repaired 3 times....then I'll hold on to a working model... ahem...

DotCom Editor Veteran Member • Posts: 7,665
Beijing? You sure it's a genuine Canon?

Could be a counterfeit. And watch out, it could contain melamine.
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Bill Robinson Veteran Member • Posts: 4,462
Funny,

Actually, not so funny. I've been without my 40D for 5 weeks.
The repairers have now had it twice as long as I have.

cheers
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jbemmerl New Member • Posts: 1
Re: Beijing - 5D2 in my hot hands

Hi LoBanlector,

can you please tell me where in Beijing you buy the 5D Mkll and how much you paid for it. Would like to go and see it for myself today.
Thanks

Matthew Hawkins New Member • Posts: 5
Re: Beijing? You sure it's a genuine Canon?
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Congrats, Rob ... and a request please.

Can you do this quick, simple test for me?

Start to unmount the lens while the camera is on till the Av reads "00" (any lens will do). Stop the unmounting with the lens still in place once you see Av=00 on the top LCD. Hold the lens and camera well to avoid accidents since the mount locking pin is disengaged.

Now, operate the movie mode. Will the camera allow you to shoot video even if the lens is not detected?

TIA and eagerly looking forward to your reply!

NoBanLecter wrote:

They hassled me about the kit lens, so I bought it.
Buying stuff here can be an uber hassle
Will pop out and about tomorrow and get some Photo / Video

Took a video in the car on the way to watch some Rugby (after the
foot massage)

Some might take that as a priority issue!!

Go the All Blacks!!

More tomorrow!!

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dtuason Veteran Member • Posts: 4,410
Re: Beijing - 5D2 in my hot hands

NoBanLecter wrote:

They hassled me about the kit lens, so I bought it.
Buying stuff here can be an uber hassle
Will pop out and about tomorrow and get some Photo / Video

Took a video in the car on the way to watch some Rugby (after the
foot massage)

Some might take that as a priority issue!!

Go the All Blacks!!

More tomorrow!!

Good for you Rob !!!

I am 50/50 about about my upcoming 5D2. I am excited about it...yes....but recently I had more frequent err99 with my 50D...so I don't know if I will take my copy or just wait a few more months.

Everytime I have a err99, all I do is take out the batteries and then put them back on and voila! it's back to business. But sometimes it's a hassle.

Cheers!

Keep us updated!!!

Danny Tuason

PS Have you tried the Peking duck in the Beijing Gold Lily restaurant? I love it !!!

It's so light brown, freshly made, and so crispy. I like it when they slice it with some meat next to the skin. The dough is almost paper thin....great!!!

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OP NoBanLecter Contributing Member • Posts: 851
it's my third major purchase here

no issues, all genuine!!

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fooddude Contributing Member • Posts: 540
Re: it's my third major purchase here

saamples! samples! samples!

We want samples

OP NoBanLecter Contributing Member • Posts: 851
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But there will be other vendors I am sure. Millions of Canon resellers there, it's like Panthip in Thailand but 35 times bigger.

Wukesong will have them now for sure.

Rob

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OP NoBanLecter Contributing Member • Posts: 851
Yes, it did

It was recording away just then . . .

Heading outside soon to take a few samples......
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