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CANON EOS 5D MARK IV FULL FRAME DIGITAL SLR CAMERA BODY - $1879 + Free Shipping

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Teds-Electronics via Rakuten.com [rakuten.com]has the CANON EOS 5D MARK IV FULL FRAME DIGITAL SLR CAMERA BODY on sale for $1,879 w/ code TED250. Shipping is free.
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Teds-Electronics via Rakuten.com [rakuten.com]has the CANON EOS 5D MARK IV FULL FRAME DIGITAL SLR CAMERA BODY on sale for $1,879 w/ code TED250. Shipping is free.
Looks to be grey market
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Is it a good price even if it's a Grey market? Looking to upgrade my Mark ii
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Is it a good price even if it's a Grey market? Looking to upgrade my Mark ii
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_...4&_sacat=0
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Is it a good price even if it's a Grey market? Looking to upgrade my Mark ii
Anything under $1900 with no tax is a great price for this camera. I've never had a Canon which broke in the first few years. Thinking about it, I never had a body break. But anyway, I'm ok with grey market.
On the other hand, I would really consider the way Canon is going with mirrorless now. The Canon R and RP with all the new lenses will probably be the future. Personally I wouldn't invest in a regular DSLR system anymore. But if you have a lot of EF lenses, this is still a great camera.
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Anything under $1900 with no tax is a great price for this camera. I've never had a Canon which broke in the first few years. Thinking about it, I never had a body break. But anyway, I'm ok with grey market.
On the other hand, I would really consider the way Canon is going with mirrorless now. The Canon R and RP with all the new lenses will probably be the future. Personally I wouldn't invest in a regular DSLR system anymore. But if you have a lot of EF lenses, this is still a great camera.
RF lenses still command a hefty premium compared to EF counterparts and that's not changing anytime soon.
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RF lenses still command a hefty premium compared to EF counterparts and that's not changing anytime soon.
But why invest in something that will be obsolete. Most hobbyists build their camera collection over many years. Why get a 5DIV and start buying EF lenses if they will all be replaced with mirrorless soon. Don't get me wrong, I have a 5DIV and a ton of stuff, but if I were to start now, I would get mirrorless. Even if it is more expensive.
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But why invest in something that will be obsolete. Most hobbyists build their camera collection over many years. Why get a 5DIV and start buying EF lenses if they will all be replaced with mirrorless soon. Don't get me wrong, I have a 5DIV and a ton of stuff, but if I were to start now, I would get mirrorless. Even if it is more expensive.
Obsolete when? Canon has yet to introduce a professional level mirrorless body to even begin the market shift. You buy a 5DIV because that's where the value is and it will take great images for the rest of your lifetime. RF mount may be the future, but right now it's in a premium early adopter stage for hobbyist.
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But why invest in something that will be obsolete. Most hobbyists build their camera collection over many years. Why get a 5DIV and start buying EF lenses if they will all be replaced with mirrorless soon.
If you want a mirrorless Canon as capable as the 5D iv and restrict yourself to RF lenses you're going to have to wait a long time and spend a lot of money. Canon DSLRs and EF lenses will probably represent some of the best values in photography over the next 10 years as all the early adopters and people willing to pay huge premiums for slight improvements in image quality and size/weight savings buy into mirrorless. Meanwhile you can stick an LCD viewfinder on the back of a 5D iv and voila, instant mirrorless for less than $20 Smilie

You can buy a 5D iv now and keep it for 5 years and build up a small library of new and used EF lenses. At that point you can buy a mirrorless body and still use your EF lenses for potentially decades to come with native autofocus and native performance through the adapter, and you have saved a TON of money.

Buf if you're going to sell this 5D iv for the mirrorless 5ds replacement coming out within the next year and then sell all your EF lenses for the newer RF versions that could be smaller/faster/sharper, then maybe hold off for a while.

But I'm guessing the slickdeals crowd isn't going to snap up first generation RF bodies and lenses at early adopter MSRPs, you're going to have a wait a long time for deals on RF lenses.
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I recently shot both cameras and enjoy the R and the ability to use the adapter and all my EF glass. There is a learning curve with that system. As far as quality for still photos they are real similar. I don't do any video.
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That's the great thing, we can all make our own decisions. I personally would not recommend someone new to jump into the regular DSLR's at this point. I took me pretty much my whole life to build my current set up. I'm glad someone didn't tell me back then to stick with manual focus or film cameras. I do realize many people disagree, and that's absolutely fine.
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The mirrorless statement can go both ways. It is possible that people who bought the new Canon mirrorless EOS R now find out 5 years later Canon drop the entire line. The future of the DSLR is still unknown. It is all market driven. If Canon still sell a lot of DSLR in the next 10 years, it is hard to believe they will stop selling them.

As for the EF lenses, as long as Canon or any third party companies make a fully functional adapter and works well to mount the EF lens with the mirrorless camera, the lens will still hold its value. Thanks to shorter flange to focal plane distance in mirrorless camera.

It is a much easier transition than Canon switching from FD mount to EF mount when the flange to focal plane distance of the EF mount is LONGER than the FD mount. Back then, Canon did make an adapter (with added optics) to help but it is not as ideal and easy as EF to mirrorless.

So anyway, if I am in the market of getting a 5D, I will get a 5D and not too worry about the new EOS R.
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That's the great thing, we can all make our own decisions. I personally would not recommend someone new to jump into the regular DSLR's at this point. I took me pretty much my whole life to build my current set up. I'm glad someone didn't tell me back then to stick with manual focus or film cameras. I do realize many people disagree, and that's absolutely fine.
If size maters then yes but otherwise a top tier camera like the 5d mark iv is going to be the industry leader for at least 5-7 years (for photography its not a leader in video already)
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If size maters then yes but otherwise a top tier camera like the 5d mark iv is going to be the industry leader for at least 5-7 years (for photography its not a leader in video already)
Leader for 7 years? Ok...... Again, I have the 5DIV and it's a great camera and will be for a long time, but I also don't live in a dream world. Let's talk again in 2026.
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The mirrorless statement can go both ways. It is possible that people who bought the new Canon mirrorless EOS R now find out 5 years later Canon drop the entire line. The future of the DSLR is still unknown. It is all market driven. If Canon still sell a lot of DSLR in the next 10 years, it is hard to believe they will stop selling them.

As for the EF lenses, as long as Canon or any third party companies make a fully functional adapter and works well to mount the EF lens with the mirrorless camera, the lens will still hold its value. Thanks to shorter flange to focal plane distance in mirrorless camera.

It is a much easier transition than Canon switching from FD mount to EF mount when the flange to focal plane distance of the EF mount is LONGER than the FD mount. Back then, Canon did make an adapter (with added optics) to help but it is not as ideal and easy as EF to mirrorless.

So anyway, if I am in the market of getting a 5D, I will get a 5D and not too worry about the new EOS R.
Nobody said you shouldn't upgrade. I did, with this camera when it was released, from a 5DII. Just saying I wouldn't start a new system with this camera at this point.
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