Canon 5D Mark II big price drop! Now at $1,699
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Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17666
Country: United States

The price of the Canon 5D Mark II has just substantially dropped $500.
If you have been waiting to go full frame, now is your chance to do it at a drastically reduced price of $1,699.
Available now at:

B&H Photo and Amazon.com

This camera will be removed from production - stock is limited.

Rebates for Canon Lenses and Speedlites are now extended until the end of the month.
Check out the list of Canon lenses and Speedlites with instant rebates.



Will Patterson
Registered: Nov 06, 2006
Total Posts: 4638
Country: United States

I just bought a used one for $1550 a week ago Booooo



pKai
Registered: Oct 16, 2006
Total Posts: 878
Country: United States

I just sold one used for $1625... Yeaaaaa!

Sorry, Will... couldn't resist...


And FWIW, Canon is still showing a price of $1759 for a REFURB on their site. WTF?



90c4
Registered: Jan 24, 2008
Total Posts: 138
Country: United States

Yeah, my timing was great too. Sold mine for $1600 last week, bought the 5D3 for $2700 and after the tax benefits it turned out to be about a $200 upgrade for a way better camera under warranty.



vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
Total Posts: 1227
Country: United States

tax benefits?



jeraldcook
Registered: Dec 29, 2009
Total Posts: 524
Country: United States

Will Patterson wrote:
I just bought a used one for $1550 a week ago Booooo


Just sold mine a few weeks ago for $1500.



bshamilton
Registered: Aug 28, 2005
Total Posts: 34896
Country: United States

Boooo!! I just bot one a month ago, at least with the rebate, but still.......



buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 1639
Country: United States

I'm keeping mine for the time being, as I still love it.
And Magic Lantern just makes it even more useful for me.



molson
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
Total Posts: 10375
Country: Canada

Wow - the price is now down to... exactly where it's been in all the local stores for over a month now.



skibum5
Registered: Jan 21, 2005
Total Posts: 15926
Country: United States

pKai wrote:
I just sold one used for $1625... Yeaaaaa!

Sorry, Will... couldn't resist...


And FWIW, Canon is still showing a price of $1759 for a REFURB on their site. WTF?



Just DIDN'T yet get around to selling mine yet.

Although maybe these will sell out fast and then there will be no new ones for a few months and demand buils and you know....
maybe I can sell it for $300.00 then hah.



RobertLynn
Registered: Jan 05, 2008
Total Posts: 11500
Country: United States

vsg28 wrote:
tax benefits?

I don't think the dude understands amortization of depreciate business assets.



David Baldwin
Registered: Jun 28, 2007
Total Posts: 2829
Country: United Kingdom

Well, clearly this is the swansong for a fine camera. Once these clearance 5D2s are gone they're gone! Here in the UK the 5D2 is now 1500 new, a great buy but you guys in the US still get your kit MUCH cheaper than we do. The US price is an absolute bargain! Go buy two!



M Lucca
Registered: Oct 19, 2011
Total Posts: 1040
Country: Holy See

I'm waiting for it to go down to $1199.



pKai
Registered: Oct 16, 2006
Total Posts: 878
Country: United States

David Baldwin wrote:
Well, clearly this is the swansong for a fine camera. Once these clearance 5D2s are gone they're gone! Here in the UK the 5D2 is now 1500 new, a great buy but you guys in the US still get your kit MUCH cheaper than we do. The US price is an absolute bargain! Go buy two!



Maybe there's a business opportunity for smuggling cameras into the UK from US?

Here in the US, if the item being smuggled is not itself contraband (i.e. drugs, guns, etc.), the penalties are fairly light and usually non-criminal. Basically, pay a fine and the tax if caught. How is it there?



KaaX
Registered: Apr 09, 2009
Total Posts: 869
Country: N/A

pKai wrote:
Here in the US, if the item being smuggled is not itself contraband (i.e. drugs, guns, etc.), the penalties are fairly light and usually non-criminal. Basically, pay a fine and the tax if caught. How is it there?


If you're smuggling as a hobby :-D, maybe. But if you want to run it as a commercial operation, the penalties look rather different...

Kaa



crookie
Registered: Oct 20, 2010
Total Posts: 126
Country: Canada

I don't understand... Vistek.ca has had them on for $1799.99 w/ free shipping since at least early last week, and that's Canadian too..



Kelly Phillips
Registered: Jan 10, 2008
Total Posts: 1107
Country: United States

This is good news for me. I won't be able to afford a camera until spring. I was expecting to pay $1400-$1500 for a used one in the spring. Maybe I can pick one up (used) for $1100-$1250 by then. It's a great camera.



Shutterbug2006
Registered: Jun 03, 2010
Total Posts: 985
Country: Canada

I sold my 4 year old 5D2 (with a new $300 shutter) for $1800 four months ago, so I guess I didn't do too badly.



Shutterbug2006
Registered: Jun 03, 2010
Total Posts: 985
Country: Canada

I see Future Shop in Canada is offering the 5D2 with an EF 40MM f/2.8, Lenspen cleaning pen, handheld tripod and a camera bag for $1899.

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/-/b0000613.aspx



molson
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
Total Posts: 10375
Country: Canada

Shutterbug2006 wrote:

handheld tripod


That's a bit of an oxymoron, isn't it?



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