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The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« on: October 24, 2012, 12:42:33 PM »

Price Drops!

B&H has dropped the price on the EOS 5D Mark II and the EOS 5D Mark III.


EOS 5D Mark II Body – $1699 (Down from $1799) at B&H


EOS 5D Mark III Body – $2994 (Down from $3459) at B&H


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The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« on: October 24, 2012, 12:42:33 PM »

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Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 12:46:16 PM »
All I can do is chuckle and hope they don't do this with 1DX anytime soon. :)
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Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 12:49:10 PM »
Wow.
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Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 12:54:23 PM »
Yep; was going to sell my MK2 when I got a MK3, but at these prices? I'll hang onto it :)
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Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 12:59:19 PM »
B&H has dropped the price on the EOS 5D Mark II and the EOS 5D Mark III.

It's a drop of $260 - not earthshattering for a nearly $3500 item, and the official reduction just follows the street prices. But it means the 5d3 is looking value, no doubt due to the Nikon competition and maybe the upcoming 6d. And since Canon probably won't fix the af indicator issue that's another reason.

If this continues the 5d3 might end up where many people expected it to be from the start - below the high-mp d800.

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Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2012, 01:12:19 PM »
Meh. With 2 Mk2's in the bag, I wouldn't get the Mk3 even at $2000.

I am waiting for Canon to tempt me with something radically better, but I'll be waiting for a long time it seems.

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Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 01:15:54 PM »
Yep; was going to sell my MK2 when I got a MK3, but at these prices? I'll hang onto it :)

It amazes me that there is a near two fold price difference between the two versions. I am perfectly satisfied with my 5D mark II and will not get the III till the price comes down.

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 01:15:54 PM »

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Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2012, 02:15:08 PM »
just curious, anyone know how much the 5D2 was eight months after it’s release?

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Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 03:01:58 PM »
just curious, anyone know how much the 5D2 was eight months after it’s release?

As far as I recall, the 5DII price at launch in 2008 was as follows:

5DII body only - $2700
5DII body and 24-105 lens - $3500
 
I cannot remember the price several months after launch. However, the price in early to Q3 2011 was as follows:
 
5DII body only ~ $2200
5DII body and 24-105 lens - $2800

Hope that helps.





The above graphs don't completely agree with what I remember, but they could have not been accounting for FutureShop prices in Canada.





And these don't even account for the occasional deals that show up on ebay and the like.
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2012, 05:04:29 PM »
Wow 2 5D Mark II's for 100 dollars less than I paid for my Mark III just a few months ago unbeleivable!

Almost makes you feel like a true fool!

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Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2012, 05:27:31 PM »




And these don't even account for the occasional deals that show up on ebay and the like.

I take issue with the above plot.  The 5D MkIII with 24-105 is shown to cost $5000 at launch in March 2012 - actually, it was priced at about $4300 ($US).  On this plot, it doesn't drop to that level until July 2012.   So what gives?
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Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2012, 05:42:55 PM »
...Almost makes you feel like a true fool!
Early adopting has certainly that remarkable downside :) .  Those that want the hot rolls out of the oven usually end up paying a hefty premium.

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Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2012, 05:46:00 PM »
Part of the problem:

The 5D Mark II was an easy decision when it came out. It was excellent value

The 5D Mark III faces stiff competition for camera dollars, and not just from the Nikon D800, but the D600, the Sony's, even the panasonic GH3 (for videographers).

The decision to buy the 5D III is difficult, and I have been on the fence for months. Not sure if I will ever buy one now. I still think it's a great camera, but the other options in this round may offer better value.

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Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2012, 06:20:57 PM »
$2800 now:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Digital-Camera-Digital-SLR-Body-/180998819475?forcev4exp=true&forceRpt=true#ht_3479wt_1226

Canon and retailers can milk the first adopters only to a certain point. Initial pricing was based on the assumption that Canon is the king of the hill in its own la-la land. Reality kicks in as sales start to drop too much , so here we are with price drops after just a few months from the release date. More great deals to come. i think the price will settle to a more realistic level around spring next year.

I'm not saying this is a bad camera, I'm just saying unrealistic pricing can not be maintained in a free market for a very long time.
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Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2012, 06:20:57 PM »