I was given money for a new camera and was able to purchase a used one from this site at a great price. I use my camera for portraits and weddings, have rented the mark ii before and loved it. I was anxious to see what condition it was in and I was pleasantly surprised! Minimal wear!
Product graded properly,works great,8800 actuation's,and fairly priced.
I love the options, the speed, the quality, and the ease of use of this camera!
this is a great camera. would love to upgrade to the mark iii but not quite in the budget right now!
If you're in the market for this camera, you probably don't need me to sell it. It is a thing of beauty. I was using an EOS 350D before this, so admittedly it was a big jump up. But the image quality on this is superb. Beautiful light gradients, color tone, and richness of image. The AF is a little lacking, but I hear they fixed that in the Mark III. Doesn't matter, still buy the camera. The lens in this kit is fantastic. A nice large diameter lens, great, crisp images. It may not be the best lens in the L series, but it's still an L lens. Excellent combo to use with the Mark II.
Finally I got the 5D mark II which I have craved for a long time. It is felt better when I use it. Every function is perfect and the quality of the pictures is fantastic stunning!
Having spent twenty years with film and Leicas, making the change to Digital and Canon was a bit of a rethink. After trying some Rebels and D's, I decided to go with the 5D mark II. I have found the 5D to be well made with features for almost any photographic situation. The weight and hand fit is very workable. This camera is simple to set up for most assignments. It will focus fast in any setting and with a fast lens (f.2.8 +) low light is a piece of cake. I have been shooting in RAW, mostly with a 35 mm f2.8 and 24--105 f 4 and find the color and B&W to be right on. The sharpness of the image is truly outstanding. The 5D's with some lens combinations and a speed light are a great photojournalist set up. I am still getting use to this camera, but the 5D Mark II seems to like me.
Daily used in business. Like to have an additional camera also.
I also own a 60D that utilizes EF and non EF lenses. However, it appears the 5D makes the best possible use of the EF lenses as the images appear even stronger detailed when it comes to the photo side of the camera. In terms of the video, the EF lenses also compliment this effort as well. For those of us that are familiar with using 35mm cameras in fully manual mode, it is an interesting way to shoot video, if you like that sort of thing. This mode also gives you full creative abilities, including the ability to shoot in black and white.
I have been wanting to upgrade from my Rebel XTI and am beyond excited by the Canon Mark 5dii.