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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2012, 09:57:44 AM »
Try checking the prices in Switzerland. It's cheaper than in Europe. The 5DMKIII is about 2400-2500€ and the 6D is 1500-1600€.
Europe is quite expensive when it comes to electronic devices, we are quite lucky in Switzerland as we have fairly "better" pricing, somewhat closer to USA's pricing.

Otherwise, as said Neuro, you might want to check your options. Complaining on a forum about pricing surely won't change much… If you don't have much glass, why not switching to Nikon? If you do have a lot of glass and only want a backup body, why not looking at used bodies on ebay? 2nd hand 5DMKIIs can be found quite cheap on the web.

Or why not wait for the prices to come down a bit? The 5DMKIII has been around for less than a year and its price has already dropped! I bought my 5DMKIII about 3-4months ago for almost 300€ more than what it can be found now.

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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2012, 09:57:44 AM »

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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2012, 10:04:47 AM »
i want a second FF camera as backup body for some time.

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im very curious to see sales numbers for both nikon and canon from the 4 quartal 2012.
the D600 looks like a steal.

If you think it's a steal, and if you're willing to risk having to deal with the dust/oil problem that's evidently been plaguing the D600 (and may account for the recent massive reduction in its price), why not sell your Canon equipment and buy a couple of D600s?

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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2012, 10:29:55 AM »

i want a second FF camera as backup body for some time.


i checked lowest prices on the internet the last two days.
and i must say im not happy to be a canon user at the moment.

why?

because i think canon gear is way overprized.
well that´s nothing new but right now it hurts me.

I feel the same way about Ducati... Evil company they won't lower the price for me and they are happily making money!!!! Those greedy bastards!!!  I do have three cars and two other motorcycles but I sooo want a third bike, and it has to be a Superbike 1199 Panigale R. Strangely the Ducati Rumors forum has little sympathy for me. Booo hoooo hooo....

So as a Loyal Canon customer... you're ready to jump ship for Nikon. Loyal Canon customer. Loyal Canon customer? Loyal Canon customer?!?!?! 

You "want" not "need".... People need food and shelter or they die. You want a second camera because... You're going to die if you don't have one? Such a desperate want. So now you come here to vent about your first world problem. Calling Canon a horrible company because they won't give their products away and/or your countries taxing system makes the cost prohibitively high.

If you can't afford it... then don't buy it. It is called living within your means and it's not Canons fault if you can't or won't spend the money to pick up a second body.
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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2012, 10:32:58 AM »
Neuro,...+1

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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2012, 10:38:18 AM »
Perfect reply Neuro, I see the poster didn't reply back. Why do people post such crap? Is it because they like to incite us Canon owners into a debate or argument? Damn.
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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2012, 10:44:36 AM »
i want a second FF camera as backup body for some time.

i checked lowest prices on the internet the last two days.
and i must say im not happy to be a canon user at the moment.

why?

because i think canon gear is way overprized.
well that´s nothing new but right now it hurts me.

i can get a D800 for 2289 euro from a big and reputed reseller here in germany (from some smaller shops it´s as low as 2150 euro).

for the 6D i have to pay around 2000 euro and the 5D MK3 cost around 2800 euro.

especially the 6D is way to expensive compared to both the D600 and D800 (the D600 cost around 1599).

i don´t even get a new 5D MK2 for 1599 euro.

canon must be a happy company to be able to sell the cameras, even at these prices, to it´s loyal customers.

i am dreaming when i expect huge price drops in the coming months?

im very curious to see sales numbers for both nikon and canon from the 4 quartal 2012.
the D600 looks like a steal.

There is always 35mm film...
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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2012, 10:57:55 AM »
Ok so buy a D800 or D600 if Canon stuff is a ripoff.  The problem is that if it really were a ripoff then no one would be buying the stuff, there are plenty of people that bought these cameras and don't feel that they were ripped off.
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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2012, 10:57:55 AM »

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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2012, 11:12:32 AM »
You live in a different side of the world...  :(  Here in Malaysia, Canon cameras are priced at almost the same price of Nikon.  Sometimes they're even cheaper.  How about gray?

yeah  8)

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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2012, 11:17:58 AM »
I don't understand?

what does whining about your situation on here do?

canon doesn't send employees here to monitor the forums to gauge public sentiment..

WE can't do anything for you..


what??

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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2012, 12:10:07 PM »
for the 6D i have to pay around 2000 euro and the 5D MK3 cost around 2800 euro.

especially the 6D is way to expensive compared to both the D600 and D800 (the D600 cost around 1599).

The 6d ist just about being released in Germany and it costs even less than the D600 when it was released just 3 months ago. And regarding the current D600 deals - Canon offers the 5d mk ii (which at least I would prefer over the 6d and D600) for 1650 euro, or less than 1500 euro when you import it from the US (including tax and shipping) - who would have believed that a year ago?

Just have a little patience, prices for 6d will eventually drop.

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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2012, 12:38:44 PM »
 >:( I don't like the prices either. >:(

 :-\But I don't like being without a 5D Mark III even more... :-\

 ;DFound the best deal I could, ordered my Camera.  Get's here in a couple days, I already forgot how much I paid, I just can't wait to put it in my hands! ;D

 8)Just get what you want and don't look back!  I paid too much for dinner last night too, but man it was good! 8)
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« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2012, 12:39:27 PM »
 ::) Do it and like it!  8)
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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2012, 12:42:12 PM »
It was kind of irritating that they didn't throw in an OEM grip or a new sling instead of the Canon strap... I kind of wanted them to throw in the new 600 RT speedlite too, but they would have no part of it...  ::)
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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2012, 01:03:03 PM »
Sounds like the OP needs a holiday - New York City is quite nice, and I'm sure you can get a 6D/5DIII locally.

I'm almost tempted to say that a trip to LA to have the USA service center in Hollywood take a peak at your 5DIII issues.
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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2012, 01:16:31 PM »
Sounds like the OP needs a holiday - New York City is quite nice, and I'm sure you can get a 6D/5DIII locally.

I'm almost tempted to say that a trip to LA to have the USA service center in Hollywood take a peak at your 5DIII issues.

Seriously, I'm from Germany too, and I've recenly checked flight prices to NY, to get me some new gear  :)

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Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2012, 01:16:31 PM »