« on: August 20, 2012, 02:45:00 PM »
1Dx is nice but I'm not quite there yet with income. I think 5D3 is the direction I'm leaning. I found this seller on eBay. It looks like he breaks up the 5D3/24-105 kits and sells separately. <$3100? Usually, if it looks too good to be true, it isn't. It looks like he's sold quite a few.Canon has a specific list of retailers that are "authorized", meaning that you get the warranty for a full year. I know GetItDigital is not one of those, and many of the Ebay sellers are not either. For a $3000 item, not getting a warranty would be unacceptable to me. The list is at the bottom of this page: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/standard_display/where-to-buy-pro
There are a few that are tricky (ASavings on Ebay is actually Focus Camera, which is authorized, for example), but for the most part if you don't see them on the list, the "warranty" they offer is dependent on them actually backing the product, not Canon.
It also appears that Ebay has authorized resellers pointed out, as they do in this listing in the top right corner: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-BODY-Digital-SLR-Camera-Canon-5260B002-NEW-/170846708911?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item27c741e4af