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Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« on: February 04, 2013, 05:25:43 PM »
For a lot of us, the canon 5D mk iii is too expensive.  If you compare features between canon $3300 paid in average for this camera is way too expensive, if you compare between canon and nikon it does make sense at all either. Honestly the real price currently for this camera should be $2500 top.  Why is so high? Canon are you listening?  I want this camera but I am stuck in buying the 6d!
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Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« on: February 04, 2013, 05:25:43 PM »

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 05:37:54 PM »
The Canon 5Dc was $3,200 when it came out. Amazon has the 5D mk III for $3000 (for an extra $500, you can get the 24-105 also). The mk III is a pro camera, so is the price. Compare it to the 1Ds III which was $5000 when it came out.
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013, 06:41:22 PM »
No these answers do not say the truth about the overprice of this camera.  The competition is doing much better now than when these cameras were release, damn you can get two nikon D600 for the same price of that camera
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 06:46:25 PM »
For a lot of us, the canon 5D mk iii is too expensive.  If you compare features between canon $3300 paid in average for this camera is way too expensive, if you compare between canon and nikon it does make sense at all either. Honestly the real price currently for this camera should be $2500 top.  Why is so high? Canon are you listening?  I want this camera but I am stuck in buying the 6d!
You should buy the 6D.  Its lenses where you want to invest your dollars.  I bought my 5D MK III for 2750 in a Adorama deal on ebay and got enough in ebay bucks to buy a extra battery.
When you calculate the net cost of a camera, include the price of a system with similar performance and lenses.  Unfortunately, many Nikon lenses cost more and are inferior, so you need to plan before you buy or suffer the consequences.  Nikon does have a few very good lenses, but nothing comparible to the 24-105mmL, or the 100-400mmL, or the 400mm f/5.6L, the list of lenses that are poorer as well as more expensive is long.  If you add the cost of software that is free with your canon camera as well as working better, that also levels the price.
So, decide on a system that does what you need, and then compare prices.  It can go either way, depending on what you need.

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 06:46:32 PM »
totally disagree

the cost is what it is.
Crying about it isn't going to change anything
there have been about 5000 of these threads already only this thread is
about a year late...

go earn some more money and buy it
or go buy a nikon or a sony if you are happier with their spec sheet vs cost

there is alot more to the camera than the spec sheet comparison suggests
« Last Edit: February 04, 2013, 06:49:07 PM by wickidwombat »
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 07:01:36 PM »
No these answers do not say the truth about the overprice of this camera.  The competition is doing much better now than when these cameras were release, damn you can get two nikon D600 for the same price of that camera

If it is overpriced, then it won't sell well, and the price will drop. Your opinion of what a product should cost has no impact unless enough people agree with you. I don't see that happening to the tune of $2500 anytime soon (outside of limited sales).
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 07:18:56 PM »
Look, the 5D3 is more than the sum of its parts.

It is fundamentally a better and more versatile camera than the D800 except for the sensor.

I can't find a screen big enough to display 22.3MP let alone 36MP and I certainly don't need to print that big.

All of the AF points on the 5D3 actually work.

And finally, almost overwhelmingly the 5D3 owners on the site seem very happy with their camera and post top notch pictures.

Please this is only my opinion. I am sure the D800 pleases lots of people.

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 07:18:56 PM »

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 07:20:45 PM »
Get a Nikon and done with it :-X
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 07:25:07 PM »
There were several sales in the $2500 to $2750 range already. These are clearly is a wink-wink-nod-nod understanding between retailers and Canon, as even authorized dealers got in the game via ebay. This is how the companies manage price drops from initial high pricing which targets early adoptors who will pay a premium.

I think 5DIII will gradually settle down in the ~$2750. You will have periodic firesales at deeper savings like the one we saw couple of months back for $2500 or smaller rebates at $2800....but it is clear where it is headed.

However, once it hits the stable $2500 mark, I don't think further reduction should be expected until few months before the end of cycle for the body.

5D3 sales for ~$2500 have happened already and are bound to happen again. Just get one then.
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013, 07:53:19 PM »
 ;D ;) :P

totally disagree

the cost is what it is.
Crying about it isn't going to change anything
there have been about 5000 of these threads already only this thread is
about a year late...

go earn some more money and buy it
or go buy a nikon or a sony if you are happier with their spec sheet vs cost

there is alot more to the camera than the spec sheet comparison suggests

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013, 08:00:31 PM »
I never believed the 5D3 was worth 3,500$ but I did score mine for 2499$.

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013, 08:09:38 PM »
GOt my 5d3 for $2800.. Extra cash? Went into a grip, battery and RRS Lplate.

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013, 08:11:10 PM »
There were several sales in the $2500 to $2750 range already. These are clearly is a wink-wink-nod-nod understanding between retailers and Canon, as even authorized dealers got in the game via ebay. This is how the companies manage price drops from initial high pricing which targets early adoptors who will pay a premium.

I think 5DIII will gradually settle down in the ~$2750. You will have periodic firesales at deeper savings like the one we saw couple of months back for $2500 or smaller rebates at $2800....but it is clear where it is headed.

However, once it hits the stable $2500 mark, I don't think further reduction should be expected until few months before the end of cycle for the body.

5D3 sales for ~$2500 have happened already and are bound to happen again. Just get one then.

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013, 08:11:10 PM »

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2013, 08:23:44 PM »
Buy the 5d mark iii with the lens 24-105 from Amazon,...then sell the lens on Craiglist for,.... 750 or 800 and your body will be 2500.
The lens is crap for me but it generates money fast,.... cause a lot of people love it.
For me the f4 stop, strong purple hazing and pronounced distortion make it impossible to like.
Any person which is not dead center of picture, has egg shaped head,...i feel like a cannibal....want to eat them.

Good luck.
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2013, 08:35:23 PM »
Buy the 5d mark iii with the lens 24-105 from Amazon,...then sell the lens on Craiglist for,.... 750 or 800 and your body will be 2500.
The lens is crap for me but it generates money fast,.... cause a lot of people love it.
For me the f4 stop, strong purple hazing and pronounced distortion make it impossible to like.
Any person which is not dead center of picture, has egg shaped head,...i feel like a cannibal....want to eat them.

Good luck.

That seems a little extreme.  The lens is fine, not the best available, but it is very good.
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2013, 08:35:23 PM »