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      08-04-2011, 11:33 AM   #1079
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BOOYAH! I just picked up a 5DM2 from canon for $1699+tax!

Now, hopefully they ship it and don't cancel it for some reseller BS. Those guys need to understand that all the lenses I bought recently were for myself. It's a shame they don't realize that. Maybe I should submit the registration information for all those lenses...
damn dude!! nice!
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yeah, the 15% code. I think every person on their mailing list got 1 unique code. So, if they used it, or posted it and someone else used it, then it voids the code. I'm not sure how many uses each code has, but I know it's limited.
Damn, I need to get on that mailing list. A 7D for under $1300 would be nice.
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Someone needs to share their code with you Mark....hint,hint
Thinking about the 7D now instead of the 60D?
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thanks... can't wait to get it!

I guess I'm a little late in the game to purchase the 5DMK2 since the MK3 is supposedly around the corner. But, the way I see it is that this camera is significantly better than what I shoot with now, plus I think it'll complement my new lenses better.

Also, the 5DMK2 is still selling lightly used for like $2200 easily. I figure that once the 5DMK3 comes out, if I need to, I can always sell this one and grab that. But, I imagine the MK3 will be even more expensive than the retail price for the MK2. At potentially $3k for the MK3, this MK2 is a steal.
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Someone needs to share their code with you Mark....hint,hint
Thinking about the 7D now instead of the 60D?
Yeah, I figure if I'm going to upgrade bodies, it might as well be a worthwhile jump.
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I would give you mine Mark, but I just tried to add the 7D to my cart, and the code is no longer valid. I guess it's one-time use only, which sucks.
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you didn't already have a MKII? I'm pretty sure the MKIII will be the same retail price. Canon doesn't do like Nikon and raise the price a bit for the successors. $5000 for D3, $5400 for D3s, etc...
i haven't even bought a 5D yet. !! Waiting for the next one.
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you didn't already have a MKII? I'm pretty sure the MKIII will be the same retail price. Canon doesn't do like Nikon and raise the price a bit for the successors. $5000 for D3, $5400 for D3s, etc...
i haven't even bought a 5D yet. !! Waiting for the next one.
Nope rodi... only had the nearly 7-year-old 20D. It has served me well, and I plan to continue using it when I need a crop body.

I was hoping that Canon would've announced the 5DMK3 late last year, or by this spring at the latest, but that never happened, and I got tired of waiting for it. Plus, it's hard to beat this price, so it was kind of a no-brainer for me since I've been eyeing the camera for nearly a year now.
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Mark,

I just remembered, that if you're looking for a 7D I recommend going through the Canon loyalty program. You'll get 20% off the refurb price. Basically you need to call them with a broken Canon camera. It has to be broken, not just old, dirty, etc. If you don't have a cheap powershot or something you can't use, just buy one on ebay or craigslist for $10 and run it over with you car.

Sadly the 5D is no longer part of the loyalty program, so that's why I didn't go through that and instead had to wait for their stupid sales/coupons.
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The 5DII comes and goes on the loyalty program, so it is hit and miss. You can hang up,get a different person and a different offering too.
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nope. It used to be part of it. Now it's not. I think they stopped it late last year. Not a single person I know of (on various forums) has been able to get one through the loyalty program for some time now.
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Mark,

I just remembered, that if you're looking for a 7D I recommend going through the Canon loyalty program. You'll get 20% off the refurb price. Basically you need to call them with a broken Canon camera. It has to be broken, not just old, dirty, etc. If you don't have a cheap powershot or something you can't use, just buy one on ebay or craigslist for $10 and run it over with you car.

Sadly the 5D is no longer part of the loyalty program, so that's why I didn't go through that and instead had to wait for their stupid sales/coupons.
I'll have to remember that. I'm still recuperating financially from this month's outlay for the 24-105 and then our trip to MI. Maybe in the fall.
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Wouldn't you know, I got a 15% off refurbs email from Canon today. You can't combine it with the $5 shipping, though. Pity I'm not in a position to buy anything this week. Expires the 6th. Anyone need a code?
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buy it and take her out to dinner tomorrow, give a gift too.
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buy it and take her out to dinner tomorrow, give a gift too.
The problem with the refurb site is that they charge tax, which in this state is near 7%. So a 15% discount works out 8%. Add in $16 shipping and you really need to be buying something high end to make it worth buying a refurb over buying new off Amazon or B&H. I looked at the Speedlight 430EX II and it came to just $30 less than the new price on Amazon. Why bother?
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yup, that's true... it's great for higher end bodies, lenses, accessories, etc.
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We are currently 2+% more than that, so <7% is a bargain.
I did buy my 300 used at a local store to support them. Then again that day they were happier to see the guy picking up the $10-15K Leica lens he ordered.
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B&H has a 200mm F2.8L used for $659. Matt has one of these. He used it for the Pittsburgh Vintage GP pics. I've been thinking it might be a waste to get a 70-200mm F4 when I have out to 105mm covered already. The 200mm F2.8 would get me the long reach at a fast aperture. Hmm.
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I opted for a 300 over the 70-200 because of what I like to shoot. I do have the 200 2.8L on a list of lenses that are cheap but have stellar performance. Even though you have the 10-22/24-105, it all depends on how and what you shoot. You might need that zoom on the 70-200, I know I could use it many times.
Both lenses are great and you will be happy with IQ.
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B&H has a 200mm F2.8L used for $659. Matt has one of these. He used it for the Pittsburgh Vintage GP pics. I've been thinking it might be a waste to get a 70-200mm F4 when I have out to 105mm covered already. The 200mm F2.8 would get me the long reach at a fast aperture. Hmm.
That's a pretty good price. I paid $550 for mine used and it's a UM date code (1998). Stellar lens, though. Super sharp, great colors, and contrast. I also had the 70-200mm f/4L (non is) and much prefer the 200/2.8L. One thing about the 200/2.8L that I love is that it's sharp wide open. You can shoot at 2.8 all day and not be disappointed. Stop it down a bit and it just gets better.

I'm likely going to regret it, but I just sold mine to fund a 135mm f/2L, which should be here next Tuesday
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Didn't you just get the 200 a few weeks ago? Did you find it too confining?
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Didn't you just get the 200 a few weeks ago? Did you find it too confining?
Yeah, I've had it for a month or so. I've been on a lens buying/selling spree recently. I really enjoyed the 200/2.8, though. Definitely in my top few lenses. The only reason I sold it was because I want to get a little more into portraits (and maybe some paid work) and I found the 200 a little long for that.
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