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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:50:35 AM »

Unofficial Price Drop?

It seems B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon have all dropped the price of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body to $2999. You can see the price if you add to cart at all 3 stores.


EOS 5D Mark III $2999 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama


It looks like the lawyers have figured out a way to skirt the terms of MMAP pricing. :)


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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:50:35 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 08:58:27 AM »
Does it mean we can expect a little drop on the european market ? In France it's been a long time that the price of 5D mark III is at 2999 €
« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 09:09:30 AM by vlim »

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 09:00:32 AM »
Your post is already out of date.

Prices have moved at Adorama.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012, 09:03:52 AM »
If you add to cart, Adorama still shows lower price.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 11:06:15 AM »
Canadian retailers are charging upwards of $400 more than having the camera shipped from the USA taxes and duties paid.  When I go into Henry's it is a ghost town and they are carrying vary little high end stock.  To compound this B&H sends their large, phone book size, print catalog to all houses in my area (Markham Ontario).
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 11:44:36 AM »
I'm curious what people think of the Mark III now.  Most of the initial backlash was price-related, so what does everyone think now comparing the 5D3 to D800?  Especially if you're comparing it at the $2499 price that alot of people got recently.
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012, 12:17:22 PM »
I'm curious what people think of the Mark III now.  Most of the initial backlash was price-related, so what does everyone think now comparing the 5D3 to D800?  Especially if you're comparing it at the $2499 price that alot of people got recently.

Got mine through the 2500 promotion, and I love it.  Adds a stop or more at high ISOs and the AF is great compared to the 5D II.  I'll be losing a couple hundred for buying/selling the 5D II, but even added to the price of the 5D III, I still come out well ahead compared to the original street price of the 5D III/D800.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012, 12:35:18 PM »
The price complaints felt like sour grapes to me.  This was the camera people WANTED, and they wanted it for the price of the current model. 

If car manufacturers skipped 5 years, then gave you a new price, we'd all crap our pants.

I'm waiting for lower, but I can't say it's anything other than my pride/feelings that make $3000 or $3500 too much.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2012, 12:36:59 PM »
I'm curious what people think of the Mark III now.  Most of the initial backlash was price-related, so what does everyone think now comparing the 5D3 to D800?  Especially if you're comparing it at the $2499 price that alot of people got recently.

Got mine through the 2500 promotion, and I love it.  Adds a stop or more at high ISOs and the AF is great compared to the 5D II. 

Maybe in jpeg, but not in RAW. The difference is almost negligible. AF is another story, though...

When the price comes down to $2500 again in the new year I'll pick a 5D3 up. It's an amazing camera.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012, 12:40:53 PM »
The lower prices are in line with the usual Canon trend to lower prices before the end of the fiscal year, when times are tough like they are now,  the discounts get bigger.  Canon wins because they are able to reduce inventory and show stockholders a better bottom line for 2012, and the buyers win as well.  Retailers sell them at the reduced price while they last, sometimes thru most of January, and then the price rises again.
Retailers will find ways to get around map prices. You can often just call them and ask for a lower price or a package deal.
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2012, 12:56:50 PM »
It looks like the lawyers have figured out a way to skirt the terms of MMAP pricing. :)

reminds me of a particular retailer site (name escapes me at the moment).  They explained on their site that clicking the "show me the price"  button was equivalent to walking into a camera store, seeing the retail price listed on the shelf, and then asking the salesman about the price they would sell it for!  It is funny that Adorama and B&H both reveal the lower the price in the cart -- and for the first time in a long time these two retailers do not agree in price down to the penny :D 

At the moment, Adorama is $2990.00.  Norman does the same thing (posts a different price in the cart) but is $3299.00
« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 01:00:56 PM by dlleno »

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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2012, 01:07:33 PM »
I'm curious what people think of the Mark III now.  Most of the initial backlash was price-related, so what does everyone think now comparing the 5D3 to D800?  Especially if you're comparing it at the $2499 price that alot of people got recently.

Got mine through the 2500 promotion, and I love it.  Adds a stop or more at high ISOs and the AF is great compared to the 5D II. 

Maybe in jpeg, but not in RAW. The difference is almost negligible. AF is another story, though...

When the price comes down to $2500 again in the new year I'll pick a 5D3 up. It's an amazing camera.
I think it's more than negligible in RAW.  I think I'm seeing a good stop more from the 5DIII at high ISO than from the 5DII.  It definitely adds some more usability in low light.  The auto white balance is also better in low light situations.

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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2012, 01:13:46 PM »
I'm curious what people think of the Mark III now.  Most of the initial backlash was price-related, so what does everyone think now comparing the 5D3 to D800?  Especially if you're comparing it at the $2499 price that alot of people got recently.
I thought it was a great camera at $3,500 and bought it for that price.  The D800 didn't come into consideration for various reasons (a great camera no doubt, but not exactly what I need).  The 5DIII upgraded just about everything in the 5DII, so I expected it to be priced higher than the 5DII which was introduced at $2,700.  At $2,500-$3,000, the 5DIII is very nicely priced.

It seems that every new product gets complaints about pricing.  Everyone wants every product to be both improved in quality and cheaper.  Sometimes that's possible, but sometimes it isn't.  And the price of most electronics drops over time.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body is $2999 Most Places
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 01:31:05 PM »
Got mine through the 2500 promotion, and I love it.  Adds a stop or more at high ISOs and the AF is great compared to the 5D II. 

Maybe in jpeg, but not in RAW. The difference is almost negligible. AF is another story, though...

When the price comes down to $2500 again in the new year I'll pick a 5D3 up. It's an amazing camera.

I'm not talking about jpeg; I only use RAW.  The 5DIII doesn't have the nasty chromatic pattern noise that the 5DII has.  Whereas I primarily used the 5DII up to 3200, I'm willing to use the 5DIII to 6400/8000/10000.

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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 01:31:05 PM »