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14-11-12, 10:25 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire border
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Now you've got me thinking.....
I can't afford a 5D MKII. Should I be going for a 40D instead???
The 40D was released in 2007, and has now been discontinued by Canon. So you'd have to buy second-hand, they are going for about £300 on ebay at the moment. The 50D has also been discontinued and has been replaced by the 60D. The 60D (body only) is available for £660 from Amazon, £689 from WEX or £510 from Hong Kong*, but then if you are going to buy from Hong Kong, you might want to look at the 7D for £789!!
Good luck with your decision, I've been looking to upgrade my camera since last Christmas, and still haven't decided.
* I've not bought from Hong Kong, so I'm not too sure how they are able to offer the products so much cheaper. It might be the exchange rate, or different base prices set by Canon in different markets, but I've also heard that some suppliers may not declare the correct value of goods to HMRC, only paying the VAT and import duty if the goods get stopped.
So there's an ethical dilemma as well as which camera body dilemma to overcome :-)
p.s. Canon won't give you warranty on grey import camera bodies
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