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I've been looking around the web and it seems I could get a brand new 5d mkii for around 1900. You guys think they will keep coming down? Really want either a mkiii or d800 but I think 2000 is a more realistic price range for me, and the mkii more than meets my needs.
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wait until the camera comes out to give people who are upgrading to unload their cameras and saturate the used market. nothing short of a catastrophic failure of the 5d3 (super doubtful) will keep the prices of the 5dmkii high. i expect it to be probably $100-150 lower than what it is today after release so it's up to you. the price will keep getting lower from here so it's more of a question on how long you want to wait.
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Thanks, I thought that might be the case, but haven't been paying attention to camera trends long enough to know. I think I'll get my tax return back and then pull the trigger. Looking forward to a FF sensor
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The other thing is that if you're one of those people that likes to buy new, the new prices of the 5D2 are going to drop -- and from everything that's being reported, that could begin as soon as tomorrow (I keep hearing that prices on NEW 5D2s could drop to the $2200 MSRP range, meaning places will likely be selling them closer to the $2000 range). Used prices have already taken a hit over at POTN - not uncommon to find a nice 5D2 in the $1600 range (especially keep an eye on Craigslist locals, because in some cases people are reporting seeing sightings of legitimate sales for $1400-$1500).

The other thing to consider is, if Canon DOES knock pricing down on these, then the refurbished price will probably have to drop too, AND it's possible that the 5Dii will return to the Canon Loyalty Program. A little patience is going to save you alot of green - perhaps enough to invest in some nice glass with your new 5Dii. thumb.gif
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ok awesome. I thought the clp might be a possibility as well. The price I saw was actually brand new : http://bestpricephoto.com/h/product_info.php/canon-eos-5d-mark-ii-211-megapixel-digital-camera-body-p-17452?csv=gg&osCsid=6a3a448c37137da630c86d252649ec15

It says 4 day blowout sale, but I have also seen another place advertising this price without a sale. But I will definitely wait a little more to see what the prices look like. My goal is to have the body by june for a vacation I'm taking.

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Yeah, that place looks sketch. they're including EF-S lenses in 5D2 kits. Probably not legit. Check out CanonPriceWatch.com, they surf the authorized US retailers and have some pretty good info.
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I'd give it another month or so when the MK3 actually ships biggrin.gif At least, that's when I plan to upgrade. People with the money will start unloading their MK2's to make room for the MK3.. when supply exceeds demand.. price plummets:thumb:
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The price of the D700 was bumped down by Nikon because of the D800 and I expect the same for Canon. I know B&H had a brand new MKII for 1999.99 for a while so I would expect some nice sub 2K deals on new bodys. I am going the same route you are and waiting for people to offload their D3S when the D4 arrives for a steal smile.gif Still plenty of camera for me.
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Price of the Mk II is down to $2199 (with Adorama matching someone's advertisement for $2099, if you can find it, look for Helen Oster and email her at Adorama to get her to price match it).

Also, refurb price is down to $1759.99. Not back on the CLP (yet, a boy can hope) but if it DOES get back on, the price plummets to the $1450 range.

Also, (as just recently mentioned) keep your eyes peeled for people on CL selling theirs on the quick for $$ to put towards the 5D3. I know someone that picked up two 5D2 and a OEM Canon grip with a grand total of less than 8000 clicks on both for $2700 total. Sick deal(s) can be found.

Speaking of which.. just scanning Fred Miranda.. body only, $1650 w/ ~2000 clicks. Keep looking, better deals to be had.
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wait for the MkIII is all i say wink.gif
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but if below 1500/1600 usd with low clicks . . .DO it!
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