Canon 5D Mark II body only Refurbished £1,252.94 (Canon UK eBay outlet)
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Canon 5D Mark II body only Refurbished £1,252.94 (Canon UK eBay outlet)

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Found 20th Jun 2012
Refurbished 5D Mark II from the official canon eBay store, amazing deal considering its £500 more expensive new! From experince I've bought a canon refurbished camera and it was basicly new, they get tested more than new cameras coming off the production line! That's just my experience though, so still buy with caution. Amazing price, I've already got mine ordered!
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Huh? They're £1539.99 new from Amazon. Modest discount, really.
furq

Huh? They're £1539.99 new from Amazon. Modest discount, really.


£290 saving a modest discount? I duno, I could buy a 50mm 1.4 to go with it given the savings I'd make
Good price if you're after this specific full frame model. Note that there is no pop up flash, burst rate is lower than the new siblings. Well can't expect more from a four year old model. Adding my 5+ heat anyway.
Great camera... I bought a 7D last week from Canon refurb store and it looks brand new with everything sealed. Tempted to sell and go for this but i need an extra £500 and i have yet to buy a lens for it lol
Awesome camera (and that's coming from a long time Nikon user).
releaseyourself

Great camera... I bought a 7D last week from Canon refurb store and it … Great camera... I bought a 7D last week from Canon refurb store and it looks brand new with everything sealed. Tempted to sell and go for this but i need an extra £500 and i have yet to buy a lens for it lol


Personally, I'd keep it. Apart from the attraction of full frame sensor, I don't think 5D gets any more points over the 7D in terms of features. 7D has faster AF, burst mode, AF points. I am in fact looking for a 7D body, will keep an eye on the outlet.
Did you get yours with the kit lens btw?
5D MKII out performs a 7D by a long shot in low light, at least 1-2 stops.
7D autofocus is quicker and more accurate in better light.
Depends what you want, but everything gets expensive when you want low light performance, camera and glass.
releaseyourself

Great camera... I bought a 7D last week from Canon refurb store and it … Great camera... I bought a 7D last week from Canon refurb store and it looks brand new with everything sealed. Tempted to sell and go for this but i need an extra £500 and i have yet to buy a lens for it lol



Just a suggestion as you're looking for a lens, you really can't to far wrong with the 24-105. Fantastic 'walk about' lens which will suit most situtations you'll find yourself in. (This ebay outlet is always worth checking as the stock changes all the time)
I have a 5D Mark II and i purchased the 7D for its improved af system which was far better than the 5D Mark II BUT i found the 7D images wasn't as good especially when raising the iso so i sold my 7D within 2 week of owning it.
LordLardy

Personally, I'd keep it. Apart from the attraction of full frame sensor, … Personally, I'd keep it. Apart from the attraction of full frame sensor, I don't think 5D gets any more points over the 7D in terms of features. 7D has faster AF, burst mode, AF points. I am in fact looking for a 7D body, will keep an eye on the outlet.Did you get yours with the kit lens btw?


I bought the body only as i wanted a different lens for use with music video work. I am looking for a deal on a Tamron 17-50mm VC. I know the non VC is supposed to be sharper, but i will be using it handheld sometimes so the VC would help and i will not be using it for photography.

Throttle

I have a 5D Mark II and i purchased the 7D for its improved af system … I have a 5D Mark II and i purchased the 7D for its improved af system which was far better than the 5D Mark II BUT i found the 7D images wasn't as good especially when raising the iso so i sold my 7D within 2 week of owning it.



Pretty much agreed with me then ;o)
The reason I found this deal in the first place is because I was debating which one to get, the 7D or the 5D. I wanted the 7d because of its autofocus and drive speed but I just can't live with a 1.6 crop, it has to be full frame (I'm coming from a canon eos-1 series camera), especially given that I own full frame glass, so yeah in the end the 5D was the obvious choice, even if I do have to folk out a bit more
Edited by: "alexstewy44" 20th Jun 2012
Scooby888

Pretty much agreed with me then ;o)


Yes just i nipped for a drink between my typing so didn't see your post till afterwards lol
My car only cost £500.... a whole car............
copthis1

My car only cost £500.... a whole car............

Most people buying this would be earning money from video or photography.
Its a pro camera, or serious hobbiest at least. Save your cash if you not and buy a 60d
alexstewy44

The reason I found this deal in the first place is because I was debating … The reason I found this deal in the first place is because I was debating which one to get, the 7D or the 5D. I wanted the 7d because of its autofocus and drive speed but I just can't live with a 1.6 crop, it has to be full frame (I'm coming from a canon eos-1 series camera), especially given that I own full frame glass, so yeah in the end the 5D was the obvious choice, even if I do have to folk out a bit more


If you have the money to spare, go for a 5D Mk3, 6fps and 61point AF (41 cross types). The only disadvantage with full frame is it shows any weakness with your lens. Lenses are generally sharper in the middle, and less so near the corners.
Silverwolf

If you have the money to spare, go for a 5D Mk3, 6fps and 61point AF (41 … If you have the money to spare, go for a 5D Mk3, 6fps and 61point AF (41 cross types). The only disadvantage with full frame is it shows any weakness with your lens. Lenses are generally sharper in the middle, and less so near the corners.



Ah I'd love a 5D mark iii, it's a great camera! But I'm afraid its out of my budget range at the moment. Maybe one day though...
The focus system on it is brilliant, I had a play with one (and a prototype 1DX which was also impressive) and it just worked so flawlessly.
BEWARE....I purchased a 60D from these last month, when it arrived it was really poor condition with the black rubber coating peeling off. It was really rubbish service for arranging return. They received it back on the 8th of June and two weeks later I am still waiting for refund. I would not deal with these again.
Cold. There are far cheaper cameras around.
Stubeauty

Cold. There are far cheaper cameras around.



Thanks for sharing your knowlege of photographic equipment with us.
Silverwolf

If you have the money to spare, go for a 5D Mk3, 6fps and 61point AF (41 … If you have the money to spare, go for a 5D Mk3, 6fps and 61point AF (41 cross types). The only disadvantage with full frame is it shows any weakness with your lens. Lenses are generally sharper in the middle, and less so near the corners.



5D mkiii is £3000, though. About £1750 more expensive than this. There isn't much of a sensor upgrade between the two cameras so if you don't need super fast AF then it is a lot of money to spend for the other upgrades. You may be better spending your £1750 on some "L" lenses.
Just out of interest, no intention of starting a argument, what would this camera do that say a £600 DSLR wouldn't do?
Stubeauty

Cold. There are far cheaper cameras around.



Really??

Good job the poster never titled it 'Camera - "£1,252.94' then, isn't it!

Do you post that intelligently on every deal to tell us there are far cheaper DVD's available, or far cheaper TV's....you're a real asset to the site if so
What a stupid comment!
Can you find a cheaper 5d mkii?
Sackboy1

Just out of interest, no intention of starting a argument, what would … Just out of interest, no intention of starting a argument, what would this camera do that say a £600 DSLR wouldn't do?



Its got a full frame sensor, that's to say that the sensor is the same size as a 35mm film negative. Cheaper DSLR's have smaller sensors by a factor of 1.6
The bottom line is that full frame sensors produce much better image quality but large sensors cost a lot more so FF cameras are expensive. These cameras also perform better at high ISO than there smaller sensor cousins.
50D and 60D. Which one is superior?

£699 for 50D is good price? How much is it normally? Is it current model?

Sorry for asking too many questions.
Sackboy1

Just out of interest, no intention of starting a argument, what would … Just out of interest, no intention of starting a argument, what would this camera do that say a £600 DSLR wouldn't do?



It is a full frame camera so you can take wider angle shots with a given lens. It has greater dynamic range so you can recover highlights and lowlights better, you can also use much higher ISOs than smaller sensors because the individual photo-sites are bigger so capture more light. A full frame camera also gives you more depth of field at a given aperture so you can get more "professional" looking shots. Those things plus weather sealing, better build quality and probably better video quality. They actually shot an episode of "house" with one of these cameras. If you shoot professionally you can't turn up at a shoot with a nikon d3200 and kit lens so this has the advantage of looking professional (people may moan, but if you don't look like a pro people will pay you less).

On the downside it will weigh more and require more expensive lenses. Good full frame lenses cost as much as the camera itself so unless you are prepared to invest in glass (or shoot older film lenses) then you will probably be better with an crop size sensor.
fullmoon

50D and 60D. Which one is superior? £699 for 50D is good price? How much … 50D and 60D. Which one is superior? £699 for 50D is good price? How much is it normally? Is it current model?Sorry for asking too many questions.



60D is more recent model and is better than 50D by a reasonable margin but 50D is not too bad if you are on a tight budget.
FWIW, this is a brilliant camera. Of course the mkIII has "better" AF and faster burst, but do you really need those features? I've seen a lot of discussions online where people rant about the mkII AF, which admittedly is old tech, but it is also highly reliable. I stick mine on centre point AF, pre-focus and reframe as required. I've always found this the fastest method for me.

The camera produces excellent images. The only thing I prefer about the mkIII is the improved ergonomics in terms of button layout.

Hot deal.
50d vs 60d - different beasts altogether. 50d is older but yet much better built but lacks high iso and video and some other stuff.

what can the 5d do against 500pound camera - nothing if you don't know how to use it. I've seen too many crappy images from pro equipment.

tamron 17-50mm VC - I would vote against it as the VC system is just tooooooo slow.

Sackboy1

Just out of interest, no intention of starting a argument, what would … Just out of interest, no intention of starting a argument, what would this camera do that say a £600 DSLR wouldn't do?



The difference is essentially the full frame sensor and the build quality. For many people, a £600 DSLR will be enough, and any competent photographer could take stunning images with the same. But those who want full frame (either because of the better low light performance, greater depth of field control, access to lenses or simply familiarity) and a more robust body, will appreciate the 5D.

There's nothing wrong with APS-C cameras, but full frame offers the keen photographer more.
50d is better build quality than 60d. Unless you need video, stay clear of the 60d

Good price for the 5D, but although using a 40d, I'm putting my money into lenses. Just got the L series 18 40 to go with my 28 70. Now looking for a 70 200
Vendee

60D is more recent model and is better than 50D by a reasonable margin … 60D is more recent model and is better than 50D by a reasonable margin but 50D is not too bad if you are on a tight budget.



So I take it 60D is definitely better than 50D. How much I can get 60D for? I think 5D MII is wayyy out of my league.
Stubeauty

Cold. There are far cheaper cameras around.



Thats the problem with HUKD!!!........ Any tom dick and harry can vote without actually having any clue. The result...many great deals goes un noticed (unless you have the time to troll through each and every deal posted).
Vendee

[quote=fullmoon] 50D and 60D. Which one is superior? £699 for 50D is good … [quote=fullmoon] 50D and 60D. Which one is superior? £699 for 50D is good price? How much is it normally? Is it current model?Sorry for asking too many questions.



You'd be better doing your own research and reading threads on Fred Miranda or POTN

As was mentioned though, 50D is a few years old now. £699 body only is a bit steep. I reckon you'd be looking at somewhere between £350-£400 for a used one in good condition.

50D has MFA (micro focus adjust). That greatly outweighs the minimal tech spec improvements of the 60D (for me anyway).
nomeames

Thats the problem with HUKD!!!........ Any tom dick and harry can vote … Thats the problem with HUKD!!!........ Any tom dick and harry can vote without actually having any clue. The result...many great deals goes un noticed (unless you have the time to troll through each and every deal posted).



That is how you win the HUKD game! I got a 27" i5 imac for £550 that only got to about 8 degrees before it expired. Most of the good deals don't make it to the front page because of voter ignorance or the limited quantities on offer.
The 5D MK II is an awesome camera in every respect.

I discuss the MKI MKII and MKIII here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji6LwvW_Yv4

and also you can see the video results from the MKIII here, which will be similar quality to the MKII youtube.com/wat…ih0
Bought one Thursday, arrived yesterday (Friday). Appears to be 'as new' condition wise! Box had obviously been previously opened but that's the only visible sign.

This is my 3rd refurb camera from Canon Outlet (upgraded each time) and I've also had a lens and been hugely impressed every time. Great value for money.
fullmoon

So I take it 60D is definitely better than 50D. How much I can get 60D … So I take it 60D is definitely better than 50D. How much I can get 60D for? I think 5D MII is wayyy out of my league.



About £729

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