A&P New 5D coming out - wait on buying a used one?

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  1. Creator

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    There is a 5D on Craigslist for $1500 that has the battery grip, case, tripod, etc. Is it dumb to buy a first gen 5D now, with the Mark II coming out soon? Or can $1500 not be beat?
     
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    as long as you dont browse through craigslist in the future for a better deal you could have gotten, just buy it now and enjoy immediately.
     
  3. Creator

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    haha touche. But the Mark II comes out tomorrow doesnt it? Is it realistic to think version 1 will be a lot less?
     
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    And I browse craigslist everyday :hs:
     
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    comes out tomorrow? link?
     
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    No. :hsugh:

    Where did you hear that? Canon almost always releases new bodies in advance of PMA and Photokina. Next releases will likely be in the August time frame with shipping in September/October.

    $1500 is a good deal.
     
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    Oh i read that on gizmodo or something alhtough the article was from april
     
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    The new 5D is not coming out for awhile. Just buy one now if you're gonna get one, it wont change the fact that you're getting a good camera at an already great price. I took a big chance and bought mine off craigslist for $2k shipped sealed and brand new w. 24-105L
     
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    its been coming for a year or so now :rofl:

    Its a great camera, but you don't have the lenses to support it. Good image quality comes from the lenses, not he body. So I would put money there first.
     
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    Really? I've got a 50 1.8, a 24 2.8 and a 28-75 2.8... The higher ISO and full frame is what is sounding sexy to me.
     
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    Nick has some good lenses. And that's a very good price for the 5D.
     
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    +1 for 5D then? If Jcolman says I should then ...
     
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    :rofl: Don't follow my lead otherwise you'll be broke in no time!!
     
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    didn't know you grabbed the 24. but you don't have anything on the wide or long side, and those are not cheep :hs:
     
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    I bought one recently and love the dynamic range. Images look damn good straight off the camera (once converted from RAW).
     
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    dude, let me know when you find a good price for one :hs:

    like the one you found :bowdown:
     
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    the 5D mkII wont be here for a while, all release dates and rumors have so far been false. Just buy it and enjoy it now, that's a really good price.
     

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