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One of these deals was posted a few days ago and somehow was removed, anyway this is about the cheapest around. There is one company beating it till you add on the postage that for some reason is £91 !!! I nearly fell off my chair when I saw it. There is another with a really bad rep for a couple of quid cheaper, so I plumped for this company.

OK MINE ARRIVED TODAY from Computerwebstore so it IS reputable. They only have one in stock at time of typing BUT the stock seems to be coming in every few days now for this so even if they run out you shouldn't have to wait long.

Well what a fantastic camera it is. I own a 30D and a 1D MKIII but this is just so much better. Sure it hasn't got 10fps like the 1D but I do weddings so this is perfect.

I wont post all the blurb about what it is capable of as I assume people interested in this camera will already know.

I was really shocked at the sheer huge variation in price for this using froogle. £1715 is to a whopping £2480. As a side note, when this was out of stock at most places it was in stock at Ebuyer at about £50 more than i just paid. I ordered one and after a few days was told out of stock even though when I ordered it was available. They then cancelled my order and refunded my money, told me via email it was 'discontinued' , then two days later had it back up at £1839.99. Thanks Ebuyer I got it cheaper because of your greed.

Will be interesting to see what way this goes considering it's -6c outside right now !

The full frame EOS 5D Mark II combines outstanding resolution with 3.9 fps shooting and superlative high ISO performance. The addition of Full HD movie recording expands the boundaries of photography.
21.1MP full frame CMOS sensor
DIGIC 4 processor
ISO range expandable to 25600
Full HD (1080, 30fps) movie recording
High-res 3.0 VGA LCD with Live View
3.9fps JPEG shooting up to card capacity
9-point AF + 6 Assist AF points
Magnesium alloy body
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#1
Well I read and you put a lot of effort in, alas i no nothing of cameras but I take your word that this is good and the best reputable price.

I gave you 14 heat but its gone back down to 5 now :(
#2
Great deal but I'm happy with my 40d for another few months. Voted hot
#3
credit crunch what credit crunch aye!! for a camera thats expensive!!
#4
very good deal as long as they have them in stock. I have a 40D and would love to go full frame though will wit a little longer for the price to come down some more... :-( sadly I recon this will be a long wait.

Heat added!!!

Nick
#5
Great price, but I will stick with my much loved 5D for now. And remember, it's no good buying a really expensive camera if you stint on the quality of the lenses.

Voted hot though
#6
Ah lenses hmmm let me see 24-105 f4 L IS, 70-200 f2.8 L IS, 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS, 100mm macro f2.8, thats my line up. Yes you have to use quality lenses but you wouldnt be buying this if you didnt have at least one. What credit crunch. Just need some more work to pay for it !
#7
Bet my N95 takes a better pic
#8
wot the f happened to the bk vouchers?
#9
I love the "Only £1,729.69"!
Voted hot - best price around for that camera - but it's still a heck of a lot of money for a camera body only!
#10
johnnyshuttle
Bet my N95 takes a better pic


I bet the battery on this lasts longer!

Ugh... N95... ugh!
#11
johnnyshuttle
Bet my N95 takes a better pic


lawl
#12
A good find, have heat
#13
This is just the bare camera then? How much do the lens set you back?
I suppose if its something you make your living on its a good deal as I'm sure it would more than pay for itself with the shots it takes.
#14
gazthejambo
wot the f happened to the bk vouchers?


lol, not the appropriate place for that question. But funny nonetheless
#15
Canon have just raised the RRP of this one from £2299 to £2450 so now might be the time to buy. Nikon and Canon are raising their prices on most of their kit by an estimated 10-20% this month.
#16
TeddyT;3975534
This is just the bare camera then? How much do the lens set you back?
I suppose if its something you make your living on its a good deal as I'm sure it would more than pay for itself with the shots it takes.


Depends what lens you buy! But you should be using L series lenses with this, which are £400 upwards but more realistically £700 upwards.

U would also need a flash as this doesn't have built in flash. This one at minimum
#17
TeddyT;3975534
This is just the bare camera then? How much do the lens set you back?
I suppose if its something you make your living on its a good deal as I'm sure it would more than pay for itself with the shots it takes.

For this class of camera you're going to need to buy good lenses, I don't shoot Canon but for the brand I do shoot with the top quality lenses start off at around 1,000 pound mark. The cost of the body in many cases will be dwarfed by the lenses, the cheapest of my top quality lenses was the same price as the body (1,200 pounds), it just goes up from there.

Incredible deal on a 5D mk II, shame they don't have anything decent on the D700 as that's the camera I'm currently after. Concerned about the price increases supposedly happening this month..

John
#18
First i've heard of a price hike too. Just checked on Canons site, whew bought it just in time.
Maybe cos of the dollar slump it's to balance it up.
#19
I am considering the 40d and was looking at the 450d until I felt the difference. Sorry to be OT but is the 40d good?
#20
phoebebanford
I am considering the 40d and was looking at the 450d until I felt the difference. Sorry to be OT but is the 40d good?


Apparently yes, the reviews are good. My 30D has been superb apart from dust on the sensor, which I can clean OK but is just a pain. I may plump to sell it and get a 50D. I use the 30D for telephoto shots due to the 1.6 X crop factor. Saves changing lenses mid shoot in a wedding.
#21
Wongo
Apparently yes, the reviews are good. My 30D has been superb apart from dust on the sensor, which I can clean OK but is just a pain. I may plump to sell it and get a 50D. I use the 30D for telephoto shots due to the 1.6 X crop factor. Saves changing lenses mid shoot in a wedding.


Hah....I see a chink in your knowledge armour.

The 30D 1.6X crop doesn't give you any extra reach (ie focal length), it just restricts the field of view, which gives the apparent feel of more reach.
#22
I've only just got my hands on a 450D, i'm far too poor to be spending this kind of money tho! :(

Tootles off to try and find cheap lenses on ebay...
#23
HankMcSpank
Hah....I see a chink in your knowledge armour.

The 30D 1.6X crop doesn't give you any extra reach (ie focal length), it just restricts the field of view, which gives the apparent feel of more reach.


However you look at it it gives me more reach ! :whistling:

The terms crop factor and focal length multiplier were coined in recent years in an attempt to help 35 mm film format SLR photographers understand how their existing ranges of lenses would perform on newly introduced DSLR cameras which had sensors smaller than the 35 mm film format, but often utilized existing 35 mm film format SLR lens mounts. Using an FLM of 1.5, for example, a photographer might say that a 50 mm lens on his DSLR "acts like" its focal length has been multiplied by 1.5, by which he means that it has the same field of view as a 75 mm lens on the film camera that he is more familiar with. Of course, the actual focal length of a photographic lens is fixed by its optical construction, and does not change with the format of the sensor that is put behind it.

Most DSLRs on the market have nominally APS-C-sized image sensors, smaller than the standard 24×36 mm (35 mm) film frame. For example, many Canon DSLRs use a sensor that measures 22.5 mm × 15 mm. The result is that the image sensor captures image data from a smaller area than a 35 mm film SLR camera would, effectively cropping out the corners and sides that would be captured by the 36 mm × 24 mm 'full-size' film frame.

Because of this crop, the effective field of view (FOV) is reduced by a factor proportional to the ratio between the smaller sensor size and the 35 mm film format (reference) size.

For most DSLR cameras, this factor is 1.3–2.0×. For example, a 28 mm lens delivers a moderately wide-angle FOV on a 35 mm format full-frame camera, but on a camera with a 1.6 crop factor, an image made with the same lens will have the same field of view that a full-frame camera would make with a ~45 mm lens (28 × 1.6 = 44.8). This narrowing of the FOV is a disadvantage to photographers when a wide FOV is desired. Ultra-wide lens designs become merely wide; wide-angle lenses become 'normal'. However, the crop factor can be an advantage to photographers when a narrow FOV is desired. It allows photographers with long-focal-length lenses to fill the frame more easily when the subject is far away. A 300 mm lens on a camera with a 1.6 crop factor delivers images with the same FOV that a 35 mm film format camera would require a 480 mm lens to capture.


HEHEHE
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HankMcSpank;3975829
Hah....I see a chink in your knowledge armour.

The 30D 1.6X crop doesn't give you any extra reach (ie focal length), it just restricts the field of view, which gives the apparent feel of more reach.


It depends what you're comparing it to, a 30D to a 5D Mk II then clearly the huge resolution of the 5D makes up for the crop. However it doesn't apply in general, if you take the D300 and D700 which have the same MP count but different sized sensors. If you set both cameras up with the same lens and take the same shot, then crop the D700 one down to the same as the D300 then you're going to have less than half the resolution with the D700 shot. I realise there's still the argument of the 'quality' of those pixels plus you still have better DR and sensitivty on the D700 but isn't just as simple as you make out.

John
#25
Thanks OP - ordered! Have some heat
#26
is this the same
#27
HankMcSpank
Hah....I see a chink in your knowledge armour.

The 30D 1.6X crop doesn't give you any extra reach (ie focal length), it just restricts the field of view, which gives the apparent feel of more reach.


You got spanked McSpank!
#28
simplyelectronics.net/mainproduct.php?pid=115
#29
ichel
simplyelectronics.net/mainproduct.php?pid=115


No, that is the original, this is the replacement, the Mark II
#30
publicnme
You got spanked McSpank!


What...because he gave a long reply?

My point stands ...a crop sensor does not give you more focal length reach.

It's a common mistake. A user buys a 1.6x crop body, puts on a 200mm lens & thinks he's getting a focal length of 320mm - he's not. he's got a cropped version of a 200mm, which gives the (restricted) field of view making it seem as if he's using a longer focal length lens - it's an illusion.

I can't be bothered with a long explanation, but this page illustrates the point well...

http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/crop-factor-explained/
#31
phoebebanford
I am considering the 40d and was looking at the 450d until I felt the difference. Sorry to be OT but is the 40d good?


I use a 40D as my second camera at weddings (5D mkI being the main) and apart from the sensor crop it produces nice results. In some cases I find it works better for the non-church type weddings where I don't need to be as wide. But 90% I stick in the longest IS lens I have and leave it at the back of the room to capture the kissing moments without getting in the way.

the 5D does require good glass to go with it. It just works so much better. No such thing as a kit lens with this one. Would appear your throwing a lot of money at it but the results are so worth it.

And if you google some of the HD videos made with the camera you should be impressed. I read that the video is slightly better on the Nikon :whistling: but as I'm a canon user I'm not going to go changing all my gear for that reason alone.

I'm still confused to the low-end Canons...1000D, 400D, 450D but once you get into the realms to 40D, 5D and 1D you're getting good equipment. I still can't get over hearing the latest 1D burst mode (10 frames a second) :-D
#32
Wongo
First i've heard of a price hike too. Just checked on Canons site, whew bought it just in time.
Maybe cos of the dollar slump it's to balance it up.


iirc it's because sterling has lost 76% of value against the yen in the past 12 months.
#33
Is this UK stock?? As all the cheaper places ebuyers etc seem to be “grey imports” which means more hassle as Canon UK wont honour the warranty.
I nearly bought from here on Monday when they had 17 in stock but after a quick google there were too many negative reviews to risk that kinda cash.
On the off chance I phoned jessops to see if they would price match ebuyer and they did, it arrived today for just over £1850ish.
Slightly more expensive but guaranteed UK stock
#34
I really hope the people and places you are taking pics of with this camera are made of solid GOLD. even then buying a cam for this price for any normal human being (not working for nat geo or playboy) is ridiculous.

but this is a retarded world we live in and i shall add heat simply for your effort.

thanks for the £1800 camera deal. (wow even saying that sounds like i am in the twilight zone or at least in 1820).
#35
ComputerWebstore—avoid them!
4th September 2005, 08:19 pm
Just thought I’d share my experiences from trying to buy an MP3 player from a ******, online store called [COLOR=#225588]ComputerWebstore[/COLOR].
I’ll start with the shopping experience, in chronological order this is what happened:
[LIST=1]
[*]I placed an order on August 4 for a nice little MP3 player. I got an email confirming my order almost immediately. They estimated I’d have the player in 3-10 days.
[*]On August 8 they charged my credit card.
[*]Between August 8 and August 17 I went back a few times to their web pages to see what was happening. There seemed to be no progress with the order whatsoever. I did notice however that their web site didn’t work properly with Mozilla Firefox. It’s even mentioned that the browser you should use as a customer is IE. Yuck!!
[*]On August 17 I was fed up with waiting and wanted to cancel the order. Since the item still wasn’t shipped I thought there’d be no problem doing that. Except of course that their web site doesn’t allow cancelling orders. I found no telephone number, only a couple of email addresses and a promise to respond to emails within 24 hours. I sent an email requesting that my order be cancelled. I also did some digging and found out that the address to ComputerWebstore is actually a mail box rented from [COLOR=#225588]MBE Liverpool[/COLOR] (they even replied to my email and confirmed that this was the case).
[*]24 hours after the first email I still had no response, so I sent a second email reiterating my whish to cancel the order.
[*]On August 20 I had given up on ComputerWebstore and called [COLOR=#225588]ConsumerDirect[/COLOR] to see what help they could offer. Quite impressive really that they are open on a Saturday! They sent me some template letters to send to the company.
[*]On August 22 I received an email from ComtpureWebstore, not as an answer to any of my previous emails, but they were saying that the model of MP3 player I had ordered was no longer available. They hadn’t even read my previous mails since they asked whether I’d like to order another model. Yeah, right, like I was going to do that! I replied asking them to cancel my order, again.
[*]The day after I received a letter saying that my order would be cancelled, and that I would be refunded.
[*]On August 24 the order was actually cancelled.
[*]On August 30 I got tired of waiting for the money and sent them another email asking why it took them 4 days to charge me and more than a week to refund me.
[*]On September 2 my credit card was credited with the full amount.[/LIST]I’ll never order anything from ComputerWebStore again. Arguably they didn’t behave really bad, but their behaviour is not the kind that should be supported by keeping them in business. Anyway I did learn a few things from this:
[LIST]
[*]Don’t order stuff from a web store without researching a bit first. I quick search on Google gives a link to [COLOR=#225588]reviews of ComputerWebstore[/COLOR] on [COLOR=#225588]PriceRunner[/COLOR].
[*]Don’t order stuff from a web store that don’t give out proper contact information. The lack of phone number and the fact that the address is a rented mail box is a bit dodgy.
[*]ConsumerDirect is a good resource to have! Thank you DTI for providing it![/LIST]69 Comments
[LIST=1]
[*][COLOR=#225588]K Roan[/COLOR]:

Re the comment left re Computerwebstore. Our experiences are pretty much the same except in our case we still haven’t got our money back and if you read the reviews on Pricerunner, it would appear that other people are in the same situation. Our encounter with the company was 5 months after yours. Why is it that if ConsumerDirect have been contacted (we have done the same as others must have done), this company is still being allowed to trade on the net. 123-reg is hosting the site. Surely, they must have a responsibility too. I have contacted them as well but am still awaiting a response.
[SIZE=1][COLOR=#225588]14 March 2006, 8:35 pm[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[*][COLOR=#225588]Magnus[/COLOR]:

Sad to hear they are still around. Just to clarify, I did contact ConsumerDirect and they sent me forms to make a more formal complaint. However, I never filed the complaint. Since they did me right in the end I don’t think I have a good case for complaining but if you do I’d recommend you go ahead and contact ConsumerDirect.
[SIZE=1][COLOR=#225588]14 March 2006, 10:43 pm[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[*]Gordon:

Approaching 6 months later, I’m still in dispute with this company over sending me completely different products to the one advertised. After numerous broken promises, and Trading Standards I’m still waiting for a refund!
The level of service is quite disgusting.
[SIZE=1][COLOR=#225588]11 April 2006, 12:20 am[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[*]Doog:

Placed an order for a product that, according to their website, would be dispatched within 3 days.
After 2 weeks I still hadn’t received the item, or any update on its status, so I sent them an email of which I had a reply the following day (full of spelling mistakes, lack of punctuation and any grammatical sense) informing me that stock would be expected within the next week or so.
Forward another 2 weeks, I’m getting pretty annoyed now. It said delivery was within 3 days, its been a month at this point, so I decide to cancel my order, after a further week of no response I send a second email requesting my order be cancelled and my money refunded (that I was charged shortly after placing my order almost 6 weeks ago).
As it stands, after currently 6 weeks after placing, and paying for my order, I am both productless and moneyless. I will now be sending an email daily to them until I get a response.
If the review here is not convincing enough, search Google for computerwebstore, you’ll find a number of other unhappy people!
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[FONT=Arial Black][SIZE=7][COLOR=red]DO NOT ORDER FROM THEM - I TOO HAVE HAD NON-DELIVERY BUT WAS CHARGED TO MY CREDIT CARD. HAD TO GET REFUND FROM CREDIT CARD CO. IN THE END. GOOGLE THE COMPANY YOURSELF & CHECK FOR COMPLAINTS!!!:pirate:[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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banned#36
I ordered ten to put on ebay with this weeks wages.




Seriously, seems like a reasonable deal if you are a hardcore photographer.
#37
Sounds like a decent deal - will they accept my car as trade in? On second thoughts, having read all the experiences of people who used this company they would probably take my car and not give me the camera. One to avoid I think.
#38
HankMcSpank
What...because he gave a long reply?

My point stands ...a crop sensor does not give you more focal length reach.

It's a common mistake. A user buys a 1.6x crop body, puts on a 200mm lens & thinks he's getting a focal length of 320mm - he's not. he's got a cropped version of a 200mm, which gives the (restricted) field of view making it seem as if he's using a longer focal length lens - it's an illusion.

I can't be bothered with a long explanation, but this page illustrates the point well...

http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/crop-factor-explained/


That link makes exactly the same error you are making (read the comments, some people also pull the author up on this) - it ignores the different pixel densities. If both the larger sensor and crop sensor have the same pixel density (and therefore the crop sensor has a much lower total MP count) then you are correct and you're not actually gaining anything from the crop. However if the crop sensor has a higher pixel density then its crop will have a higher resolution than that of the 35mm sensor and therefore you are gaining something. It's not an illusion at all unless you think pixel counts are completely irrelevent, while they aren't quite as relevent as manufacturers would like us to think but going from 5.1 to 12.2 MP (in the case of the D300/D700) will make a difference.

It's all well and good that you can't be bothered typing any explanation but it gives little credit to your claims.

John
#39
MadonnaProject
I really hope the people and places you are taking pics of with this camera are made of solid GOLD. even then buying a cam for this price for any normal human being (not working for nat geo or playboy) is ridiculous.

but this is a retarded world we live in and i shall add heat simply for your effort.

thanks for the £1800 camera deal. (wow even saying that sounds like i am in the twilight zone or at least in 1820).


Why is it 'ridiculuous' exactly? People are entitled to their hobbies, there are plenty of others that also cost seemingly large sums of money to those who don't understand it. I guess for people such as yourself that clearly don't have a clue about photography it is difficult to understand a camera like this, best keep away from it rather than add your 'helpful' contributions.

John
#40
for those who bought it, did it come with a UK/Europe warranty? 2 years?

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