Hah, last May I predicted $3,000 by Christmas for the 5d3 at an authorized retailer.
Those waiting for a price drop, this is it...the price won't go much lower for another year.
2013 Christmas - $2799.
Agree, unless all hell breaks loose around the globe (which it could), I think the price will settle just under 3K for a while. Next spring, next Christmastime, who knows.
So, I did what I wasn't going to do until next year, I gave Canon some money today--pulled the trigger on the 5D3.
Cngrats...you'll love it.
Also...a wise man told me once.."keep the faith, the other way is no way to live"