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I'm hoping the MSRP will come down even a couple of hundred bucks?? :-\

I'm sure it will, it's just a question of when, maybe Xmas 2012?  But hell if you can pay $3300 you should be able to pay $3500.

Dang, I was hoping the $3500 was an error and it was going to be $3000 or less.   :(   Well I can't afford one now anyway even if it is $2500.  If figure I'm a year away and hopefully the price will slide below 3K.  Maybe there will a less expensive version without video.

There is, it's called the 5D Mark II  ;)  But seriously I'm sure the price will come down by Christmas time. 

Also everyone needs to take the weakness of the US dollar into account, it definitely isn't what it was in 2008.  I think they are just trying to be safe in case the currency exchange gets any weaker.

And plus, you're still getting a camera with specs that are not trailing too far behind the 1DX, but for over $3000 less!

That could've been a place holder price put in by the store itself.. possibly based on rumor... you never know

Nope, it wasn't.  They got the SKU last night and he said that is definitely the final price.  These guys have a great relationship with Canon and I have a great relationship with them.  Plus the guy that gave me the price got absolutely no information from the web, that price was solely based on the SKU they have for it. 

Can someone please find the correct answer to the following;

1. which kit lens is coming with the 5D3? are there going to be 2 kits?
2. if the price of the body is $3499 then how much will the kit be?
3. how can one justify a $1500 increase on body only? $2000 vs $3500

It's not fair to compare the current price of the 5DII.  The 5DII was $2700 initially so really the difference is $800.

Did they mention a delivery date?

He said he wasn't sure but he should know tomorrow and if not definitely by Monday.

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: March 01, 2012, 02:43:08 PM »
Just preordered mine, price is definitely $3499, they already had an SKU for it.  I was 4th on the list, which is crazy considering it hasn't even been announced yet.

Where did you pre-order from?

Showcase Inc in Atlanta, probably the biggest Canon dealer in GA.  They are one of the 17 dealers getting the C300.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Full Spec List?
« on: March 01, 2012, 02:32:37 PM »

First, we dont know price, it's unknown until it really hits retail sites... secondly, you want objective comparisons of A) a camera that isn't RELEASED and B) a camera that isn't even announced.  Just looking at pure specs... AF advantage Canon, Metering/Tracking advantage unknown, MP advantage Nikon/maybe/depends/we will see, AF Pop-up flash advantage Nikon/depending if you pro/con pop up flash, FPS advantage Canon, IQ advantage unknown, is this what you are looking for?  Wait at least until tonight when we get the full scope and can compare paper to paper, but then again, we wont fully know until we get tests of production models... it's a pointless comparison right now.

I know the price, it's $3499.  I just went to my local store and preordered it, they already had an SKU.

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: March 01, 2012, 02:31:04 PM »
Just preordered mine, price is definitely $3499, they already had an SKU for it.  I was 4th on the list, which is crazy considering it hasn't even been announced yet.

EOS Bodies / Just preordered the 5DIII, price is definitely $3499.99
« on: March 01, 2012, 02:26:16 PM »
As soon as I heard it was for sure I ran over to one of the biggest Canon dealers in GA, they already had an SKU for it and it's most definitely $3499 body only.  I figured I would be first on the list, but I'm actually 4th, but I dont really care since I'll still get one from the first shipment.  Nice to see Canon dealers acknowledging it's existence   8)

EOS Bodies / Re: Pics of the Grip
« on: March 01, 2012, 01:58:21 PM »
Yes, the pics of that guy on he safari were definitely the 5diii and the joystick was visible.

Why didn't you just put $3500 in the picture instead of what looks like about 8-10k?  I'll tell you this, no truly wealthy person would do something like this, it's tasteless and has a "hey please give me some attention" vibe to it. 

If your computer ever gets seized the cops will find this post, and that probably won't help your case.  And based on the wear that money doesn't look like it came from a bank in one withdrawal. 

So what are you selling exactly?  There aren't many other reasons that a normal person would have that laying around the house..

EOS Bodies / Re: The (un)official I'm switching to Nikon thread
« on: February 29, 2012, 03:11:33 PM »
Personally, I will stay with Canon.  If the MKIII doesn't meet expectations and comes up short against Nikon's offerings, it just means Nikon has won the battle, not the war.  It's always back and forth and it's an expensive past time selling all your depreciated glass and equiptment to switch when in 2-3 years, you may be on your way back. 
I think it's sad how people think equiptment make them a good photographer.  It helps, in some cases, from a technical standpoint ie. more megapixels but I would say the vast majority of people on this forum are not professional photographers, who think that switching companies and getting the newest tech or upgrading with the current company they shoot with will make them vastly better photographers.  I love tech just as much as the next person, but work more on your craft and become a better photographer and what you can do with your skills and talent not what the camera can do for you.
So all of you are switching...buh bye, have fun... In a couple of years, you'll be possibly switching again...

I agree completely, we are long past the point that a body upgrade is going to make a substantial improvement to the quality of your images.  It would be too much of a pain to switch to Nikon, plus everything is "backwards" from the way you twist on the lens to the focus ring, to the dials.  Honestly if the 5DIII didn't have improved video I probably wouldn't get it, but considering it's the 2nd generation of something great I'm sure it'll suit my needs. 

If people want a positive response to their declaration of switching to Nikon they should go to Nikon Rumors. 

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* Here's an Invite for March 2, 2012
« on: February 29, 2012, 12:14:50 PM »
Maybe I'm seeing things, but It looks like the mode dial is on the 5D side of the camera, not the Rebel side.  And I have doubts that canon would put a 70-200 on a rebel body for pictures.  Maybe a 50mm or something, but bad marketing to put a massive lens on a small body.  it only emphasizes how small the body is.

That may just be the depth perception, let's be realistic here, that's just not a good angle to judge what he's holding exactly.  It's cool seeing all the EOS lenses lined up on the shelf though..

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* Here's an Invite for March 2, 2012
« on: February 29, 2012, 12:13:14 PM »
I can't imagine them holding events like this all over the world for a consumer camera (t4i).  We haven't seen any consumers get invites to these, and why would you invite a bunch of pros to see the next big consumer camera?  Also, we've seen the T2i, T3i, 60D, and 7D since the last 5D, a T4i on that date would mean 5 APS-C cams in-between the 5DII and 5DIII, just doesn't seem right. 

Plus, the 25th anniversary of EOS is a big deal to them, I'm sure they want to release a product that's a big deal as well.  Honestly, I don't think it's out of the question that they could release BOTH the t4i and 5DIII on that day.  That would give the pros something to look forward to as well as the consumers, and everyone is happy.

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