CANON EOS 5D MKII BODY - FREE CANON SPEEDLITE 580 EX II WORTH £339.99 - £1799 @ wilkinson cameras
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CANON EOS 5D MKII BODY - FREE CANON SPEEDLITE 580 EX II WORTH £339.99 - £1799 @ wilkinson cameras

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Found 24th Jan 2010Made hot 25th Jan 2010
CANON EOS 5D MKII BODY - FREE CANON SPEEDLITE 580 EX II WORTH £339.99 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

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.

Features
* 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

Extend the boundaries of your photography.

21.1 Megapixel full frame CMOS sensor
For the ultimate in creative shooting, the EOS 5D Mark II features a full frame CMOS sensor (36mm x 24mm). With no cropping or magnification effects, enjoy a true wide angle experience through the large, bright viewfinder. Redesigned pixels minimise noise, while a 21.1 Megapixel resolution surpasses the standards demanded by the leading picture agencies.

DIGIC 4
Canon's DIGIC 4 works with the EOS 5D Mark II's image sensor to deliver outstanding reproduction of colours and subtle tonal gradations. DIGIC 4 also delivers split-second start-up times, Face Detection AF in Live View mode, and additional HD movie recording.

High ISO
For handheld shooting in low light, the EOS 5D Mark II offers ISO speeds of up to 6400. For dark scenes where using flash is undesirable, this can be expanded to an incredible ISO 25600.

Full HD movie recording
The EOS 5D Mark II complements outstanding still imaging capabilities with Full HD (1080) video recording. Users can even shoot video to memory card without losing the ability to capture still images. An HDMI connection allows High Definition playback of footage and images on an HDTV.

3.0" High Resolution LCD
The 3.0" Clear View LCD features 920,000 dot resolution, wide viewing angle and dual anti-reflective coatings - allowing ultra-detailed image review in a variety of conditions. Live View displays real-time images on the LCD, offering three types of auto focus: Quick AF, Live AF, and Face Detection Live AF, which locks onto faces detected in the frame.

Up to 3.9 frames per second
The EOS 5D Mark II offers continuous shooting at 3.9 frames per second. When shooting JPEGs to a UDMA card, maximum burst is limited only by card capacity.

9-point AF + 6 Assist AF points
Precision auto focus is assured by Canon's AF system, which employs 9 selectable points and 6 Assist AF points.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Canon's built-in dust prevention system offers three ways of guarding images against the effects of dust: reduction of internal dust generation; an in-camera sensor cleaning mechanism; and the ability to map stubborn dust spots for removal with Digital Photo Professional software (included).

Durable, compact design
With a magnesium alloy construction, environmental protection and shutter durability of 150,000 releases, the EOS 5D Mark II is equally suited to location or studio work.

63 Comments

hot for me, but does anyone used this wilkinson camera site before

That would be very good price even without the flash.

Seems too good to be true !

Its a great flash too!

Very hot deal for a fantastic camera and flash

Very hot deal.
Had 5d2 for a while and in this deal you get amazing camera and flash for the normal price of the body!!!

My only gripe is I can't afford it.

Cracking camera + best canon flash

Someone give me some money!

Awesome deal - I paid £500 more for these a while back......

Original Poster

lee_hom;7645120

hot for me, but does anyone used this wilkinson camera site before



they have stores in the north and used them before, good service and not about to go under like jessops!

just wish i had the money

Good price.

Not going to upgrade my 5D classic just yet though

Cold.. I'll just use my mobile phone camera!

[COLOR="White"]wonder if anyone will bite? [/COLOR]

uber hot for me.. bought the camera for 1744£ from Amazon without the 300£ flash!! HEAAATTT

lee_hom;7645120

hot for me, but does anyone used this wilkinson camera site before



Yeah bought a lowepro rucksack from them prior to Christmas - fast delivery, no hassles.

jonnypb;7647486

and not about to go under like jessops!



Does anyone have any evidence that Jessops are about to go bump... I have been reading it on here now for at least 18 months

Jessops have seemed like that for years waaaaay back I used to repair the IT stuff at the HO in Leicester and they seemed to be falling apart then lol so I take it with a huge pinch of salt.

Having said that went into Chapelfield store in Norwich Friday and the place was empty all the shelves and stock from the middle of the sales floor was gone and it was just a huge empty space, the lens cabinet that normally has loads in it only had about 8 Tamron lenses and to be honest it had a real air of closing down sale about it like when Borders went and they were selling off the fittings whilst the store was open...

Banned

scoff;7648793

Does anyone have any evidence that Jessops are about to go bump... I have … Does anyone have any evidence that Jessops are about to go bump... I have been reading it on here now for at least 18 months



I hope they dont, i order all my photo's from jessops, had like 1000 in the last 12 months and never paid 1p


Edit: Perhaps that;s why they struggling, bad me :whistling:

Good price. Not so good camera (IMHO). Hence cold voting I believe.

im confused.. it was £339.99 but now its £1799.00
£1460 more?!

red_one;7649254

im confused.. it was £339.99 but now its £1799.00£1460 more?!



Glad I'm not the only one! Maybe it was meant to read was £3399??

The headline offer seems clear to me "FREE CANON SPEEDLITE 580 EX II WORTH £339.99" included.
As my dear old dad once said "son, when all else fails, read the instructions!".

red_one;7649254

im confused.. it was £339.99 but now its £1799.00£1460 more?!



camera is £1799 and get a free speedlite worth £339, that is confusing.

Cold has no Anti-Shake Terminology I need this feature because my hands wobble plus their web site so slow. ;-)

baalberith;7649585

Cold has no Anti-Shake Terminology I need this feature because my hands … Cold has no Anti-Shake Terminology I need this feature because my hands wobble plus their web site so slow. ;-)



Canon have gone down the path of keeping the IS in the lenses rather than the body; this has both advantages and disadvantages. Presumably the assumption is people who are forking out this amount of money for a camera body will also commit to 'L' lenses with IS.

I can recommend Wilkinson Cameras, I bought my 40D from them last christmas and it arrived quickly with no problems at all.

Also the 580EX II is one of the best pieces of equipment I've ever bought, It's made a bigger difference to my photography than my L glass. I did a wedding last week and used the flash for nearly every one of 2000 shots, and I only had to change the batteries twice. I'd be lost without it!

What I don't understand is that a high end camera deal gets voted hot on here but a high end bike deal always gets voted cold, with people pointing out you can get bikes for £50 from Tesco.

Juliusz;7649239

Good price. Not so good camera (IMHO). Hence cold voting I believe.



Please justify that comment as it is regarded in most circles as one of the best semi/professional full frame cameras you can buy?

Extremely hot

Golaboots888;7649790

What I don't understand is that a high end camera deal gets voted hot on … What I don't understand is that a high end camera deal gets voted hot on here but a high end bike deal always gets voted cold, with people pointing out you can get bikes for £50 from Tesco.



I suspect it's because a) very few people understand all the tech of a high-level bike and even fewer understand the difference it can make unless they've ridden 'em and b) cameras are judged on a techie level of 'if it costs more it'll give you better pictures'. Which is odd because I'd argue that once you're above a certain level (Nikon D90 is where I'd peg it, sorry, not familiar enough with the Canon range but whatever the equivalent is) the only people who need 'em are those who make money from the pictures they take but the benefits of a high end bike are far more obvious to a much wider range of users. Ho hum.

Voted hot, it's a superb price considering you get the flash for free but a word of caution. If you're considering getting into DSLR you may want to ignore anything at this level. If you don't earn a living from your photography you won't need the extra features and will be far better off getting a cheaper body, a decent lens or two and MAYBE a cheap external flash so you can bounce it rather than shoot direct. Buy into a brand that has a good history of lens compatibility and get used to shooting DSLR's. Even the most basic Nikon or Canon will give you superb results IF you're good with a camera but the most expensive camera in the world will only ever give you poor shots if you take poor shots.

Awesome camera and a bargain, hot hot hot if only I could afford it
Anyone fancy "lending" me £1800 to upgrade my 400d

baalberith;7649585

Cold has no Anti-Shake Terminology I need this feature because my hands … Cold has no Anti-Shake Terminology I need this feature because my hands wobble plus their web site so slow. ;-)



Canon don't build it into the camera but into the lenses.

They don't build it into high end SLRs because pro photographers will generally use a tripod to make the image tack sharp, rather than use a camera like this as a point and shoot, and on a tripod IS is useless.

Also the rating system is about how good a deal it is, and this is an excellent deal compared to prices of other places

This is a bargain!! I'm picking up 3 of them

You can get the body and a decent lens from Airport duty free cheaper.

It is thought that the IS/VR is better sited in the lens btw.

That's about £134 off cheapest I can find.

(Camerabox.co.uk - and those are probably imports)

atomicrobokid;7650077

Canon don't build it into the camera but into the lenses.They don't build … Canon don't build it into the camera but into the lenses.They don't build it into high end SLRs because pro photographers will generally use a tripod to make the image tack sharp, rather than use a camera like this as a point and shoot, and on a tripod IS is useless.Also the rating system is about how good a deal it is, and this is an excellent deal compared to prices of other places



Thanks for this info but how would you know build into the lenses (without using a tripod)?.

Juliusz;7649239

Good price. Not so good camera (IMHO). Hence cold voting I believe.



What a stupid comment.
The Canon 5DmkII is widely regarded as one of the best SLR cameras out there.

dpreview.com/rev…ii/

Darthchaffinch;7650234

You can get the body and a decent lens from Airport duty free cheaper.



what shop and airport, i just had a nose at Dixons tax free shop online and they only have this camera available with lens for £2,320.54

scoff;7650775

what shop and airport, i just had a nose at Dixons tax free shop online … what shop and airport, i just had a nose at Dixons tax free shop online and they only have this camera available with lens for £2,320.54



Probably Hong Kong !

rags2riches;7649669

I can recommend Wilkinson Cameras, I bought my 40D from them last … I can recommend Wilkinson Cameras, I bought my 40D from them last christmas and it arrived quickly with no problems at all.Also the 580EX II is one of the best pieces of equipment I've ever bought, It's made a bigger difference to my photography than my L glass. I did a wedding last week and used the flash for nearly every one of 2000 shots, and I only had to change the batteries twice. I'd be lost without it!



I did that too, makes a HUGE difference, problem was that I read the manual AFTER and it said that not resting between 20 bursts can ruin the unit :? is this right or are they just trying to cover their backs?!?!?

Good Price

I keep hoping the full frame sensors from these higher end cameras will start filter down to the cheaper DSLRs but it looks like I will be waiting a long time yet.................

Banned

Fabulous price for Canon camera.Heat added.

peterpickles;7650921

Good PriceI keep hoping the full frame sensors from these higher end … Good PriceI keep hoping the full frame sensors from these higher end cameras will start filter down to the cheaper DSLRs but it looks like I will be waiting a long time yet.................



Sell the masses crop format, then once the market is saturated...tell them they really need full frame. Then everybody upgrades(and most of the crop lenses they've bought need upgrading too). A top wheeze.

They did it with Plasma/LCDs - sell 'em low resolution, then convince everyone they need HD. Twice as many sales!
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