I get a touch of buyer’s remorse whenever I buy new gear.
It’s usually proportional to how much I spend, isn’t that how it is with you?
The further right the decimal place moves, the stronger the feeling.
My refurbished Canon 5D Mark II has more megapixels, ridiculously obscene low light capabilities, huge 3″ LCD monitor, high resolution video and a host of other refinements which I’ve yet to discover.
Barring any mishaps and bad luck, it will be a while before I get another DSLR body. (Just in case the General is reading this)
Now that the fancy camera is in my hands and all, what is it going to enable me to do?
I usually ask myself what will this new purchase allow me to do that I can’t with what I presently own.
My Canon 40D is a great camera. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, although I fear I will have to send it in soon for a repair.
It just doesn’t sound right and I suspect before long, something will need to be replaced on it.
So the 40D doesn’t do video. Also, it isn’t a full frame camera so every lens I stick on there is multiplied by 1.6x.
With this new purchase, I have a nice wide angle once again when I put on my 17-35 mm zoomÂ lens.
The other side benefit to this is now I can handhold the camera at lower shutter speeds just like the film days before there was such things as image stabilization.
I’m seldom an early adopter and there are distinct advantages. There have been several firmware updates since this camera was first released.
One of the 1st things I did was to check on the firmware version of the camera.
It’s showing the latest– 2.0.7
It’s a complicated camera but I’m looking forward to learning how to get the most out of it especially Â its video capture capability.
As far as I can tell, there are no scuff marks or any sign of wear and tear on this body, not even on the underside.
The LCD monitor also looks pristine. I am extremely pleased with my purchase.
Later I’ll have to fire up my wife’s old Windows laptop, download a piece of software to see how many shutter actuations have been made.
There is no information about what Canon did to this when they say it’s refurbished. Did they roll back the odometer like in a automobile? 😉
If you’re have about $2K sitting around and you want to get one, Â read more about Â Canon’s Loyalty program, Â from my previous post.