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Deals on Gear / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D C Body $4999 (Reg $7999)
« Last post by privatebydesign on July 26, 2016, 10:13:43 PM »
From an initial MSRP of $11,999 on Jan 1, 2015, down to a fire sale value of $4,999 17 months later.

But is that "cost price" for B&H?
Or is there still some fat in that?

Gives you an idea of the margins that exist for Canon on its cameras.

It doesn't give you a clue on the margins either for Canon or the retailer. Certainly end of life stock clearance is allowed for in the accounting, but this latest price is no indicator of how much money Canon have made or lost on the 1DC, either in total or at these prices.

P.S. It was announced in 2012 and released in March 2013 for $14,999.

I was looking for that price but my 30 second googling didn't find it.

So current price is 1/3 of MSRP when introduced.

Can you imagine how people would feel if the 5DIII went on a fire sale at B&H for $1200?

Who cares? I'd expect well over 90% of 1DC's were bought for professional use within a company or business financing structure. As such they were all tax write downs and will be amortised to zero at this point.

If it has earned them the income the current retail price is totally irrelevant.
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Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« Last post by dpc on July 26, 2016, 10:03:14 PM »
Geranium...
Very nice shot, Dpc. It indicates the simplicity and, as such, appears attractive.


Thanks, npdien!  :)
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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Fake LP-E6 Batteries
« Last post by Mt Spokane Photography on July 26, 2016, 09:36:31 PM »
Unfortunately, many purchase counterfeit items and never know it.  They are a problem on Amazon due to Amazon's practice of co-mingling products from different sellers into one bin.  This allows Amazon to ship from the warehouse closest to you, but it may also mean that you get merchandise that is not genuine, because it was submitted by someone different then the seller you purchased from.

I believe that Amazon now identifies the seller that submitted the merchandise in order to control the issue.

I sell on Amazon, but my products are branded with my name and no one else sells them.  I have my own set of UPC numbers.  I have also declined to let Amazon co-mingle my merchandise, just in case.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Blurry Images of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?
« Last post by dslrdummy on July 26, 2016, 09:32:51 PM »
Definitely showing labels for one and possibly more of the left hand buttons which the mark iii doesn't have. Either the screen is bigger or the body or both because the top right hand corner of the screen is well above the multi-controller whereas on the 5Diii it is closer to level with it. 
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Deals on Gear / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D C Body $4999 (Reg $7999)
« Last post by dilbert on July 26, 2016, 09:30:27 PM »
From an initial MSRP of $11,999 on Jan 1, 2015, down to a fire sale value of $4,999 17 months later.

But is that "cost price" for B&H?
Or is there still some fat in that?

Gives you an idea of the margins that exist for Canon on its cameras.

It doesn't give you a clue on the margins either for Canon or the retailer. Certainly end of life stock clearance is allowed for in the accounting, but this latest price is no indicator of how much money Canon have made or lost on the 1DC, either in total or at these prices.

P.S. It was announced in 2012 and released in March 2013 for $14,999.

I was looking for that price but my 30 second googling didn't find it.

So current price is 1/3 of MSRP when introduced.

Can you imagine how people would feel if the 5DIII went on a fire sale at B&H for $1200?
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Patent: Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC
« Last post by mnclayshooter on July 26, 2016, 09:18:04 PM »
One advantage of a zoom over a prime is the retracted size. Its not a big deal with a wide or normal lens but a long zoom is pretty "long". How about a "collapsible" prime that packs down small. That seems like something that could improve on the current zooms at the max fl.
Interesting idea. With a long FL prime there would likely be some portion of empty tube which could be telescoped back for more compact storage. I wonder how prone such a design would be to decentering.

If it could be built sturdy enough... similar to the old push-pull 100-400?, probably not a decentering issue of note.  I would guess it would still have the much acclaimed (lamented) dust-pump accolade. 

Dobsonian telescopes are loosely the same concept... but are completely open-sided... I'll throw it out there... call me crazy if you want. 

Could you build a lens, similar to a dobsonian scope with a lattice/truss frame holding the lens groups separate at the prime focal length, and provide a snap-on, maybe even flexible (think plastic/leatherette for "luxury")removable cover over the middle section, thus allowing end users to clean the surfaces prone to dust-pumping? Solving problems?  creating new ones?  Making some crazy ability to potentially use the same mounted portion married up with different trusses and objective lens groups to create a kit of special dobsonian-inspired primes? (I'm not suggesting a convex mirror lens... just the open truss design of the large dobsonian.   

I know way off topic... but it started a bit of a brainstorm for me. 
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Thanks Yannis.
Seems the 5d3 and 24-105 is a popular combination, so I'm in good comapny as this is MY most used combo too.
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Industry News / Re: Canon Cuts Profit Forecast as Post-Brexit Yen Strength Bites
« Last post by rrcphoto on July 26, 2016, 08:59:27 PM »
interesting quote from the canon summary report.

Within this market, our new DSLRs, such as one for advanced amateurs that offers improvement in tracking fast moving subjects, and an entry-level model that is network-enabled, have contributed to our sales. For mirrorless cameras, we have expanded unit sales, particularly in Asia, running advertising campaigns targeting young people and females. As a result, we sold 1.5 million interchangeable lens cameras in the second quarter, representing sales that were in line with last year, which was also the case in the previous quarter.

As for compact cameras, the market and our sales, which were 1.16 million units in the quarter, continued to shrink at a rate of about 30%. Under these conditions, we have been working to broaden our lineup of premium models and with the positive effects of this year's new product, we were able to achieve 50% growth in this category. This result has contributed to not only overall market share gain, but an improvement in overall compact camera profitability.

As for impact from the Kumamoto earthquake, it is already having a negative effect on our procurement and is expected to have a negative impact on compact camera sales in the second half.

As for interchangeable lens cameras, we exceeded our sales plan for new DSLRs and our enhanced lineup of mirrorless cameras, particularly in Europe and China. As such, we raised our full-year unit sales projection to 5.5 million units, which is in line with last year.


the key point is that the ILC market overall is still declining about 5-10% YoY  - and canon has stabilized it's sales unit volume, which means that canon continues to grow it's marketshare.

so much for "stupid canon" .. ;)
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Deals on Gear / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D C Body $4999 (Reg $7999)
« Last post by privatebydesign on July 26, 2016, 08:45:13 PM »
From an initial MSRP of $11,999 on Jan 1, 2015, down to a fire sale value of $4,999 17 months later.

But is that "cost price" for B&H?
Or is there still some fat in that?

Gives you an idea of the margins that exist for Canon on its cameras.

It doesn't give you a clue on the margins either for Canon or the retailer. Certainly end of life stock clearance is allowed for in the accounting, but this latest price is no indicator of how much money Canon have made or lost on the 1DC, either in total or at these prices.

P.S. It was announced in 2012 and released in March 2013 for $14,999.
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Deals on Gear / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D C Body $4999 (Reg $7999)
« Last post by Canon Rumors on July 26, 2016, 08:38:50 PM »
From an initial MSRP of $11,999 on Jan 1, 2015, down to a fire sale value of $4,999 17 months later.

But is that "cost price" for B&H?
Or is there still some fat in that?

Gives you an idea of the margins that exist for Canon on its cameras.

The discount would be a rebate to the retailer. "cost price" would be around $7000 before the rebate.
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