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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2559
« on: April 27, 2014, 07:02:46 AM »
Sometimes it just isn't worth the crazy hassle of saving a few bucks!!! SMH!!!  :-X

840 is off 3399 is more than just a few bucks...  The warranty is only good for a year, and you can get 3rd party insurance coverage for much less than 840.  Plus 6ave is offering its own warranty to cover the year, so much much risk is there?
Random... I just don't trust them...I bought my 5D Mark III from Best Buy here in CT 4/7/2014... I chatted with the manager and she was able knock $300 off the price. It wasn't the $800 off as they are offering here. Everything that glitters isn't gold either...  I looked through the feedback on some of these ebay stores and saw that some of the buyers of these large dollar purchases (5D Mark III & 1 DX) had to deal with high upsale pressure on the extended warranty and other crap. Some had to go through ebay to get their refund some didn't get the camera until weeks later also some ended up with used items. Hey it's your money... I'd love to save a buck too  :) :) :) ;) ;) ;) ;) I just choose to deal with a reputable seller that's all but in the end I wish those who choose to buy here good luck.  Just in Canon now offering a $200 off on a mail in rebate for this body....

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2559
« on: April 25, 2014, 06:02:09 AM »
If anyone wants to save money, they should wait for the holidays, or else wait for a "refurb sale" from Canon USA (and sign up for the updates on canonpricewatch...also consider camel x3 for amazon price updates).  Or you could consider buying used.

I have a feeling the 5D3, full USA model, will sell new at or under $2450, sometime in the holiday season.  And of course it will go well below that, if you factor in lens kit deals (it's already done that this past holiday season).  I wonder just how low it will go?  Also wonder if there will be a 5D4 development announcement sometime in 2015, or before?  Surely there will be a rumor of one in development, if not an announcement.  Of course whatever the next full frame body that gets announced (if it's not the 5D4 replacement), might factor in to the timeline of a replacement.
+1  :) :) :) Yes I agree that it's a good idea to wait for the holidays for major camera purchases. Dealing with these gray market stores on ebay not so good. Yes the feedback says 99.3 % but what if you're the .7% stuck dealing with a 5D Mark III or a 1DX  that you can't get a warranty for... I say that's money wasted. 

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Canon General / Re: $10,000
« on: April 24, 2014, 07:48:44 PM »
This is funny. A lot of people would get a sh*t load of cr*p & only a few would rather focus on quality. Quality over quantity any day!

10k:

5D3 x2
35 mm prime
85 mm prime

That's about it and pretty much 10k spent and a perfect set acquired for general shooting.

I would so much rather have a 24-70 and 70-200 2.8ii over a 35 and 85 prime...not even a contest for me.
+1

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2559
« on: April 24, 2014, 07:45:32 PM »
Sometimes it just isn't worth the crazy hassle of saving a few bucks!!! SMH!!!  :-X

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« on: April 24, 2014, 01:58:51 PM »
Cute  :)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X $5599
« on: April 23, 2014, 06:40:04 AM »
Nothing to see here!!!

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Canon General / Re: Canon Hong Kong Announcement April 24, 2014
« on: April 22, 2014, 08:53:47 AM »
or you could say it will not be earth shattering because canonrumors had no clue about an "annoucement" prior to the teaser... but then.... that´s always the case isn´t it?   8)

Agreed
+1

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Finally!!! I can get a camera to match my favorite outfit!
Cute really cute infared. LOL!!!!!  :) :) :) ;) ;) ;)

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Wow I'm floored.....ho hum!!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Coming in March? [CR1]
« on: February 21, 2014, 08:38:17 AM »
The 7D2 is needed.  :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just got my hands on a 5D III for the weekend
« on: February 14, 2014, 04:31:07 AM »
This weekend should be exciting.  We're heading to my daughter's dive meet and I've taken the plunge and borrowed a 5D3 for the weekend.   Coming from a T1i, this camera is a little intimidating, but I do like the larger size - my hand actually fits on it without a battery grip.  I know - it's the small things that amaze me.  I had intentionally held off from working with a full frame due to the potential G.A.S. I know I would experience.  With my new CPS membership - I couldn't resist trying one out for this event.

It's been great to compare the two cameras against each other.   I live in a city that doesn't have a camera store anymore, and the other electronics stores pretty much are useless when it comes to higher end products, so this is a treat for me.   I now have a better understanding of what I've been reading about on this forum.  For the short time I've had with this camera, I've been amazed at how shallow the depth of field can be using my 85 1.8!

I was hoping to get the camera earlier to get more practice with it, but looks like I'll have to do some on-the-job-training as the meet starts tomorrow.  It will take some getting used to, but I'm looking forward to seeing what this camera and my 70-200 can do :)   I do have a 70-300 non-L; should I try this combination at all?  Seems silly to take to zooms, but wondered if anyone here has used the 70-300 non L on this camera and what you thought.

Regards,

Wes
Stick with the 70-200 and you will be fine... :) :) :) :) :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: January 30, 2014, 04:47:40 PM »
Yes I do. Very fortunate. I have put it through a high school basketball game so I will allow that to qualify as poor light albeit not a dark setting.

Autofocus is amazing. Quality of images seen from my 5Diii and 1DX are very similar. A little less noise on the 1DX files but nothing I would classify as amazing.


My 1DX will arrive tomorrow. I can't wait 12 months to hope to get a camera that I need now. I am stoked!
You should be... enjoy!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

Best camera I have ever used. I really wondered if having a 5Diii was going to set me up for a less excited feeling. Not the case. While both cameras seem to give me same photo quality, there is no doubt AI Servo is a MONSTER on the 1DX. 12 FPS where 10 out of 12 frames are sharp, wow!

Too many features to name but I wish my 5Diii could save settings to the card. Biggest complaint against the 5diii now. ;)
Hello Dude,
Wow you have both? Did you get a chance to put the DX through its paces in low light shooting yet?
Hi Dude,
Thank you for the input... I usually shoot concerts in small dark venues. My 5D Mark II hunts for a focal point and I end up missing the shot I want  >:(  I know I'm speaking to the choir. I wish you all the best with your cameras. :) :) :) :)

Cheers Eddie.   

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: January 30, 2014, 09:06:03 AM »
My 1DX will arrive tomorrow. I can't wait 12 months to hope to get a camera that I need now. I am stoked!
You should be... enjoy!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

Best camera I have ever used. I really wondered if having a 5Diii was going to set me up for a less excited feeling. Not the case. While both cameras seem to give me same photo quality, there is no doubt AI Servo is a MONSTER on the 1DX. 12 FPS where 10 out of 12 frames are sharp, wow!

Too many features to name but I wish my 5Diii could save settings to the card. Biggest complaint against the 5diii now. ;)
Hello Dude,
Wow you have both? Did you get a chance to put the DX through its paces in low light shooting yet?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: January 30, 2014, 08:27:50 AM »
My 1DX will arrive tomorrow. I can't wait 12 months to hope to get a camera that I need now. I am stoked!
You should be... enjoy!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

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