Canon Digital SLR Camera EOS 5D Mark II (body only) @Amazon £1,699.98 (incl free delivery) - HotUKDeals
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Product Features

* 21.1MP full frame CMOS sensor and 9-point AF + 6 Assist AF points
* DIGIC 4 processor
* ISO range expandable to 25600
* High-res 3.0 VGA LCD with Live View
* 3.9fps JPEG shooting up to card capacity and Full HD (1080, 30fps) movie recording

Magnesium body.
The ideal 'affordable' camera if you wish to use your old 35mm traditional lenses with a digital camera, by buying a suitable adapter to (for instance Yashica/Contax).
Also has a proper flsh connector for studio flash. Available from Hong Kong for a little less, but this is the cheapest UK price AFAICT
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#1
Great if youv'e got he money me old son, but you must be having a Steffi Graff at this price for a camera!:whistling:
#2
does the free delivery make this deal hot!!!
#3
only good for weddings and studio work no good for motosport or football work as full frame sensor. for the later best buy the eos1d mk 4 only just under 5k.
but still the 5d is good at that price
#4
Don't understand why people are voting this cold, it's cheap for what it is
#5
Damn paid £1,700 for this just before xmas. :x
#6
omisnad;7437292
Damn paid £1,700 for this just before xmas. :x


Five months ago £1940 was 22degrees hot

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/451041/canon-eos-5d-mkii-body-now-1940-del

You need at least one lense if you want to take advantage of all the camera's features. Maybe you can negociate a better deal with a lense, but I can't see a better price in the uk for a body only. Unfortunately canon's cashback does not apply to this model
#7
welche2
only good for weddings and studio work no good for motosport or football work as full frame sensor. for the later best buy the eos1d mk 4 only just under 5k.
but still the 5d is good at that price


Sorry but you're wrong being full frame has nothing to do with it!

The reason why this is not the camera of choice for sports photographers is because it has a lesser frames per second than the 1dMk4 (1.3 crop sensor) as well as some other CROP sensor body's but the image quality is amazing - better than any Crop sensor.

If you want a feature packed robust high quality full frame camera body this is a must. Yes it is £1,700 but and not everybody can justify paying that sort of money for a camera body but if you have an interest in photography you will know why this is a tad more expensive.
#8
voted hot as a very good price, would love to be able to afford one!!
#9
Adiebear
voted hot as a very good price, would love to be able to afford one!!


It is by far the best camera I have ever owned, I love my 5d :oops:
#10
ihot from me
#11
welche2
no good for motosport or football work as full frame sensor. for the later best buy the eos1d mk 4 only just under 5k.
but still the 5d is good at that price


The FF sensor is mostly what makes this camera so awesome. It's fine for motorsport or football, although you are right that a 1D4 is better for sports due to its faster frame rate. Plus, the 1D4 is £5k.

The image quality of the 5Dii will be better for all types of images though - even better than the 1D4 - if you get the shot :thumbsup:
#12
Seems to be a good price, so quite warm from me. I'm interested why so many cold votes - although I can guess!
#13
voted hot- yes it is expensive but a good price for this camera. and it is a great camera!
#14
Excelent price for a fantastic product!

Its getting the usual cold votes because of the price. :roll::?

Thanks for the posting
#15
I bought mine about this time last year with some of a redundancy settlement and it's proved to be the best (ok most expensive) camera purchase I have made.

I found this little critter on a tree trunk in the Daintree Rainforest while on holiday in Cairns - Australia. Ok this is a little soft but not bad for 6400 ISO handheld at 80/second near the long end of a 200mm lens.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2618/4031227223_658fa2489a.jpg
#16
Superb camera but showed my lenses up badly (and I have some decent Canon lenses) so sold it!

Also not voting this hot as there's another popular online etailer we're not allowed to menton in here who are doing this £50 cheaper...
#17
terminus;7440771
Superb camera but showed my lenses up badly (and I have some decent Canon lenses) so sold it!

I'd be interested to hear what Canon lenses did this.
If something is bad, why throw away the good part?
Again, no reason for voting it cold.
terminus;7440771
Also not voting this hot as there's another popular online etailer we're not allowed to menton in here who are doing this £50 cheaper...

I couldn't understand this: I posted a good deal from Ebuyer which was almost immediately removed, fortunately I and a few others still benefitted...
The cheapest price for the Canon I can find is actually about £100 less from a Hong Kong supplier, Onestop-Digital.
#18
Lenses concerned were the Canon 24-70 f2.8 and Canon 16-35 f2.8. Admittedly both were wide open which is rarely the best performance. When used with primes it was an outstanding camera but as I only have 2 primes and all the rest are zooms wasn't a big help to me.

I sold the Mk2 as I already had the Mk1 and the guy who bought from me was willing to pay exactly what I'd paid for it as it was a lot cheaper than anywhere he could get it!

Think the reason why the "etailer whom should not be mentioned" is so is because they've been doing some underhanded self promotion on here.

Word of warning about buying Canon cameras from Onstop Digital, believe Canon's warranty is in-country only. Lens warranties are international but the bodies are tied to the country of purchase. At least that was true last time I bought stuff from Onestop.
#19
terminus
Lenses concerned were the Canon 24-70 f2.8 and Canon 16-35 f2.8. Admittedly both were wide open which is rarely the best performance.


Those are both very good lenses, so I guess it must have been that they were used wide open.

I find my 5Dii is at its best with my 35L, 135L and 70-200L f4 IS :thumbsup: It's perfect even wide open with all of these.

I do also use much poorer lenses when approriate though, such as the (great fun on a FF) Sigma 12-24mm :thumbsup: I try to stop down though when using such glass.
#20
terminus;7442943
Lenses concerned were the Canon 24-70 f2.8 and Canon 16-35 f2.8. Admittedly both were wide open which is rarely the best performance. When used with primes it was an outstanding camera but as I only have 2 primes and all the rest are zooms wasn't a big help to me..

Interesting thanks. The characteristics of CCDs lead to a vignetting effect anyway if that was the problem you noticed?. I will need to buy at least one general purpose zoom, so this is useful. My traditional lense collection consists of quite a number of primes and it will be interesting to see how well they fare in this respect.
terminus;7442943
Think the reason why the "etailer whom should not be mentioned" is so is because they've been doing some underhanded self promotion on here..

So I guess, however, that and their other foible: not allowing market place traders at Amazon, is denying lots of 'deals' here
terminus;7442943
Word of warning about buying Canon cameras from Onstop Digital, believe Canon's warranty is in-country only. Lens warranties are international but the bodies are tied to the country of purchase. At least that was true last time I bought stuff from Onestop.

One thing I noticed was that they guaranteed to refund any VAT paid on import! Not quite sure whether this applied to duty as well! (No connection with Onestop BTW!!!)
#21
Well my 16-24 is the Mk1 version which was replaced by the Mk2 one as the Mk1 had problems on digital sensors. Friend has the Nikon 14-24 f2.8 on his Canon 5D Mk1 and all told that is a superb wide angle zoom so long as you're happy doing everything manually (both focus and aperture).

The 24-70 f2.8 is my favourite lens. Also have the 24-105 f4 as a walkabout but the 24-70 still has the edge. And yes it was vignetting plus edge softness/blur that showed up badly when using the 5D Mk2.

The guy who bought the Mk2 off me later sold his 1DS Mk1 and 1D Mk2 off as he only ever used the 5D Mk2 and he does this for a living!

Popeye is a good lens. I had the Sigma 15-24 which was also a good lens but the Canon was smaller and more pocketable.

Another good lens is the 70-300 DO though don't recall using that on the Mk2.

OneStop Digital did refund me the VAT and handling charges when I last bought from them, but I did have to send the original paperwork back to them in Hong Kong recorded delivery as they wouldn't do the refund with scanned/photocopied copies.

If I ever have the money spare I would like to get another 5D Mk2 but this time with a selection of Zeiss EF fit glass to match. Either that or switch to a PhaseOne medium format digital setup but as it is only a hobby that might be overkill. :roll:
#22
Voted hot to spite the cold voters. Thanks for posting.

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