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Canon 5d mark IV body, grey market, BNIB, $2699 (2672 w/eBay bucks) with 1 year seller warranty, free shipping, no tax except NJ at eBay

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Note: same deal posted a week ago, except price has been reduced again (reduced $50 since 08/20), and the first time price has dipped below $2700

Canon 5d mark IV body, BNIB, $2699 with 1 year seller warranty, free shipping, no tax except NJ, 6ave has 99% eBay rating:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS...Swg6lZleKN

eBay bucks nets $27, if you include that, final price is $2672. This is currently the lowest online price for this body brand new.

The Canon 5d mark IV is now available with c-log, but you need to send it to Canon to activate this feature for an additional $100.

09/19/2017 UPDATE: deals-all-year now at 2669 (similar to 6ave, 99% rating, no tax except NJ):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS...SwgjFZrW-f
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If I had the money I'd certainly get this. I've heard mixed stories with Canon and Grey market item servicing. If I had the money, I'd get this asap. Don't forget cash back sites, I believe one of them had 5% for camera and photo. Another 150 in savings
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Wow great deal. I picked up a 5D3 grey market last year for $1899 and have had zero issues. I would certainly pick this up if I could.
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Great camera.
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If I had the money I'd certainly get this. I've heard mixed stories with Canon and Grey market item servicing. If I had the money, I'd get this asap. Don't forget cash back sites, I believe one of them had 5% for camera and photo. Another 150 in savings
What stories?

Canon will service all their products. They don't service grey market under warranty since it has no warranty. But a lot of times they'll cover it.
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Getting there, $2500 by December, that is my price point for what you get. Great find though if anyone needs it now (from a professional business perspective haven't had a true need to upgrade though at the premium price).
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Haven't looked into the 5D but been waiting on a deal for the A7Rii. Still have a few more months before vacation so here's hoping.
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Haven't looked into the 5D but been waiting on a deal for the A7Rii. Still have a few more months before vacation so here's hoping.
Go with the Sony if you can. You can do video better than the Canon and it is lightweight for travel, and to even use with the Zhiyun Crane. After I got my Canon 5D mark IV, i have some regrets about the newest updated camera, had to update lightroom to 2015.12 or 6.12 to make use of the 30mp raw format, and then the heftyness of the camera. The 1080P quality video of the camera is of almost the same with the 6D. 4K with canon 5dmk4 is nearly un-usable since it has to be converted to a H265 or H264 to have better editing workflow.
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Go with the Sony if you can. You can do video better than the Canon and it is lightweight for travel, and to even use with the Zhiyun Crane. After I got my Canon 5D mark IV, i have some regrets about the newest updated camera, had to update lightroom to 2015.12 or 6.12 to make use of the 30mp raw format, and then the heftyness of the camera. The 1080P quality video of the camera is of almost the same with the 6D. 4K with canon 5dmk4 is nearly un-usable since it has to be converted to a H265 or H264 to have better editing workflow.
Really appreciate the input as I have not researched into the 5D yet but have on the A7Rii. The video quality is one of the highlight to want to buy the camera. Been trying to get the GH5 to test as well but Panasonic CS has been less than stellar in helping me grab one through work discounts.
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Really appreciate the input as I have not researched into the 5D yet but have on the A7Rii. The video quality is one of the highlight to want to buy the camera. Been trying to get the GH5 to test as well but Panasonic CS has been less than stellar in helping me grab one through work discounts.
I have in my ownership is the 5Dmk4,canon 6D, GH4 lumix for 4K video with metabones SB to use with my canon lens, a Came-7800H gimbal but I want the new Zhiyun crane so much, GoPro5 and a Sony Action fdr-x1000V that I am about to let go of. I tried doing video recording jn 4K format with the Canon 5Dmk4, but it's not cutting it for me, so it will just stay as my photography body and some random in the moment video using with 40mm pancake lens. I know I am still trying to get used to the 5Dmk4 but if you're trying to do more video than pictures, might as well stick with a 80D canon(they both have DualPixel to autofocus for you) paired with Rode Videopro mic(I have the mic too).
Unless you see yourself working mostly with JPeg stopmotion 4K Canon video in the future in your workflow, go ahead, but maybe a good working Magic Lantern firmware comes out for the mk4, then yay, have at it. But currently, all Windows video players struggle with the canon 4K raw format like VideoLan and Quicktime/ffmpeg(depending on settings). But once the codecs are all worked out, it may be good to buy this now to start learning and "massage" the functions into your style of filming or photography.
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Really appreciate the input as I have not researched into the 5D yet but have on the A7Rii. The video quality is one of the highlight to want to buy the camera. Been trying to get the GH5 to test as well but Panasonic CS has been less than stellar in helping me grab one through work discounts.
I don't want to turn this into a Canon versus Sony thread, like with everything, know the limitations of each before deciding. The limitations of Canon are well-known due to dpreview, which is an anti-Canon site. Video resolution is not Canon's strength at this time, although they do have dual-pixel focusing. Sonys have their limitations too, just harder to find online. Here is one example of a pro who went from Canon to Sony and back to Canon: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59526785 (not surprisingly, dpreview makes this hard to find)

The weaknesses of the a7rii that dpreview does not talk much about if at all, is mostly responsiveness (or lack thereof) - both with focusing and camera operations, commented on in the thread above, star eater issue (search on that for more information), white balance issues like green cast (raw file) seen in Dustin Abbott's review starting at the 7:33 mark: https://dustinabbott.net/2017/05/...to-gallery.

Canon's strength has always been color, consistency, and responsiveness, this is shown with the 5d4's key features of AWB-W, anti-flicker (which Sony does not have), and dual processors (one dedicated to autofocus), among other things. Build quality of Made in Japan (Canon) versus Made in China (Sony), and the 5d4 having dual-card slots, you'll need to pony up $4500 to get that with the Sony a9.
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Appreciate both inputs. All my cameras are Canons from point and shoot to DLSRs. Sony would be the first detraction from Canon; new and exciting territory as I see it Smilie For the long zoom camera I would be detracting from the SX50 to the Nikon P900 successor.

Thanks for the links. Will read up on them.
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Appreciate both inputs. All my cameras are Canons from point and shoot to DLSRs. Sony would be the first detraction from Canon; new and exciting territory as I see it Smilie For the long zoom camera I would be detracting from the SX50 to the Nikon P900 successor.

Thanks for the links. Will read up on them.
I'll post Jeff2013's comments about the Sony a7r2 (it's buried in the thread):
I can also add other Sony frustrations to your list: (1) Slow processing/review times, (2) flash assist lights are not recognized by mirrorless cameras, (3) uncomfortable ergonomics for long shoots, (4) no joystick (the directional pad is awful for fast-paced shoots), (5) there is no viewfinder memory of the focus point when going between portrait and landscape modes, (6) there is a delay when shooting flash and (7) my DSLR's work many times better for action, sports and wildlife photography. Sometimes both of my A7RII's will just freeze, for unexplained reasons - something that rarely ever happens when I shoot Canon or Nikon DSLR's. Also, when I shoot tethered, I prefer to use Lightroom, since that is my normal workflow, and I am forced into using Capture One when shooting Sony... grrrr.

One thing that never seems to get mentioned is that when reviewing images on the LCD at 100% magnification, the A7X screens do not show the actual crispness of details. I have viewed images at 100% that looked soft on the camera, but were actually sharp when I got them to the computer. My Canon and Nikon cameras seem to render a more accurate view of the images when critically reviewing them. This is not a problem for recreational shooting, but is when not tethering for an important shoot.
I hope this doesn't come across as bashing on the a7r2, it is a very good camera, coupled with a Batis lens or another high end lens, it's capable of taking wonderful pictures in a relatively small package. The intention is to show the limitations which for some reason, rarely get published online (notice how none of the observations by Jeff are mentioned by dpreview).
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I'll post Jeff2013's comments about the Sony a7r2 (it's buried in the thread):
I can also add other Sony frustrations to your list: (1) Slow processing/review times, (2) flash assist lights are not recognized by mirrorless cameras, (3) uncomfortable ergonomics for long shoots, (4) no joystick (the directional pad is awful for fast-paced shoots), (5) there is no viewfinder memory of the focus point when going between portrait and landscape modes, (6) there is a delay when shooting flash and (7) my DSLR's work many times better for action, sports and wildlife photography. Sometimes both of my A7RII's will just freeze, for unexplained reasons - something that rarely ever happens when I shoot Canon or Nikon DSLR's. Also, when I shoot tethered, I prefer to use Lightroom, since that is my normal workflow, and I am forced into using Capture One when shooting Sony... grrrr.

One thing that never seems to get mentioned is that when reviewing images on the LCD at 100% magnification, the A7X screens do not show the actual crispness of details. I have viewed images at 100% that looked soft on the camera, but were actually sharp when I got them to the computer. My Canon and Nikon cameras seem to render a more accurate view of the images when critically reviewing them. This is not a problem for recreational shooting, but is when not tethering for an important shoot.
I hope this doesn't come across as bashing on the a7r2, it is a very good camera, coupled with a Batis lens or another high end lens, it's capable of taking wonderful pictures in a relatively small package. The intention is to show the limitations which for some reason, rarely get published online (notice how none of the observations by Jeff are mentioned by dpreview).
Nothing really new from what you've quoted. Like I've said, I've done quite a bit of reading up on the A7Rii and it looks good like it could be a good fit for my use, landscape and wildlife (birds mainly). I won't be doing many fast action shots like many of my colleagues do. I'm more of a trek around for the day and just shoot nice landscapes and the occasional birds when they're around. The low light capability will help in Laos too where there are limited electricity around.
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Bravo, people.
Informative, intelligent remarks that are truly appreciated especially by those of us without the where with all to own, rent or borrow all of the said equipment. My first full-frame, the 6D, opened a world of quality that I hadn't seen before. I do keep my Nikon for it's incredible focusing in sports and nature photography (sorry 6D). Again, Good Form.
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