Get Ready To Say Goodbye to the Canon 5D Mk II

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So here’s the deal: NoFilmSchool heard from Canon Rumors who read on Canon Japan’s website that the 5D Mk II is gone and officially discontinued. Indeed, when the page is translated, one can see that as in the screenshot above. But Canon USA’s website doesn’t reflect that in their listing at the time of publishing this piece.

Either way, it can be easily stated that the 5D Mk II was very much so a game changer. It created the HDSLR videography market when Nikon’s D90 couldn’t, and it became a staple for wedding photographers, photojournalists, portraitists, and hobbyists alike. I was a former Olympus DSLR owner but when the company couldn’t keep up with my demands, I made the switch to Canon when I wrote for Photography Bay. And to this day, I refuse to give mine up. Indeed, I’ve found many ways to still keep mine alive–most recently switching over to all Sigma glass which has given me some spectacular results and still uses the camera’s sensor to its fullest potential. That camera has quite literally helped me build this site and through some very tough times in my content development and photography career, has stuck by me through thick and thin. I’ve debated upgrading many times, but I simply can’t justify it to myself. In this world of gear-mongering; we really need to remember that it’s the creative that creates the images; and the 5D Mk II is more than modern enough to give many of us what we need and want.

The camera at the moment is still listed on Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama and Borrow Lenses. And it is probably the best bang for your buck at the moment for full frame DSLRs. Farewell, old friend!

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.