Canon 5D MKII Price Increase

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital Camera (Body Only)

Is it just me or has the price of the Canon 5D Mark II jumped recently? I used to see it on Amazon for about $2500. At last check it’s running from $2799 to $2999; and only from other vendors (not Amazon). A check at B&H has it at $2699.

This may have to do with supply disruptions in Japan from the earthquake or perhaps a sign of the upcoming 5D MKIII or both? Or maybe it’s unrest in Libya and speculators on Wall Street. Uh, ok, maybe not that.

I’m curious, have you noticed a price increase in other camera gear (lenses and bodies of any brand)? Hit me in the comments.

UPDATE: This post on Nikon rumors shows that Nikon cameras and lenses are also going up in price. So it’s probably due to supply constraints in Japan.

UPDATE #2: As of 5/7/11 the price has come down again and offered by Amazon for $2499.

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13 thoughts on “Canon 5D MKII Price Increase

  1. Damn, I’ve had my eye on this camera for couple of months. Haven’t pulled the trigger yet. I was even thinking about even getting the classic 5D just to have a full frame camera. Thanks for sharing Harry. I’ll keep an eye out.

    • Yeah, I’ve had my eye on it for more than a year…that’s why I noticed the price increase! I know a guy who found an original 5D on Craigslist, so try that. Oh and keep a look out for my next post; a first hand experiment on full frame vs. cropped sensor using the 5D.

      • I am really anxious to see your next post on full frame versus cropped sensor I have read so many mixed reviews on if full frame makes difference or not in sharpness of photo. Will you be using same lens on both?

      • Julie, as I explained before, sharpness is a function of the lens not the camera body. Having said that, some lenses perform better on cropped sensor cameras; but that has more to do with the nature of lenses than any fault with the body. For in-depth reviews on every Canon lens and body go to: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/. My post will not deal with that but rather compare focal lengths.

  2. I noticed it too, I finally have the money to buy it and when I look at how much it is, i cringe. Mostly because I know when the new cam comes out, the price will drop significantly. I just dont know if I should wait or not.

      • I just did it!!!!! OMG I am super excited to get it, and a nervous wreck that I jsut spent THAAAAT much on a camera!! It is way above my skill level but I figure I will start leanring it and grow into it!! It came with the 24-105 f4 L lens. I really would have rather had the 24-70 or 70-200 but price with the lens was like 400 more and I saw that lens selling seperately for $1,400 so thought might be good deal and I did read good reviews on the lens… 4 more days til it arrives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂

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