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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2013, 01:20:16 AM »
Unfortunately regarding the sale of Canon in Canada, Canon has made serious effort to stop shipping new cameras between the usa and canada.  Her not only the msrp is valid but the price keep climbing.  My best deal right now for this camera is $3495! while it was $3299 a month ago!  Though the canon mark ii and canon 6d are not overpriced here!
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2013, 12:20:51 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.
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2013, 12:40:59 PM »
That's the problem with electronics - they loose value very fast
Look at LCD tv and monitors, smartphones and many other gadgets...if you get them as just released, you pay premium; if you wait too long, you buy outdated :P

with that said, prices seem to be holding on, either for new or used. Better yet, people are holding to them (5d mk3s), as not many used for sale on Ebay  this week.
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2013, 06:47:46 PM »
there is alot more to the camera than the spec sheet comparison suggests

That's nonsense. I've never needed to show a client my portfolio, because I just bust out a spec sheet of my camera specs, and they hire me on the spot ;D

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2013, 07:37:38 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.

Could you please some sample photos which make you hungry. I want to learn. Please.
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I don't have any problems with my 24-105, maybe Magnardo just doesn't know how to use it.

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2013, 01:37:42 AM »
The 5D3 is worth every buck. Bought it last August. Great value even at the 3.5k back then...Or you sit it out and wait for the 5D3n as mentioned in current  the Big Megapixal main thread ;-)
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2013, 11:49:57 PM »

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

pardon my stupid question, but is there a way for me to know when such sales are going on?
I don't monitor this forum daily - should I ? would it be posted here? Or perhaps there is an easier way?

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2013, 01:30:04 AM »
buy the nikon then if so much better and cheaper... 

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2013, 02:15:02 AM »

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

pardon my stupid question, but is there a way for me to know when such sales are going on?
I don't monitor this forum daily - should I ? would it be posted here? Or perhaps there is an easier way?

thanks

I bought a 5D3 in December from a deal I saw posted here. Yes, if you're planning on buying, it would be a good idea to keep an eye on this site.
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2013, 04:01:22 AM »
I paid US$4300 for the 5D3 (body only) when it came out.  That was the recommended retail price in New Zealand (where I bought it).  It has recently dropped down to US$3800.

So, for those crying a river about the price being too high in the US, get some perspective...  :P
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2013, 05:15:21 AM »

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

pardon my stupid question, but is there a way for me to know when such sales are going on?
I don't monitor this forum daily - should I ? would it be posted here? Or perhaps there is an easier way?

thanks
Grey marketing, yes $2500.

But not buying it from great market- $3500+ from what I've seen.

Especially in Australia.  Where I worked, there was a Christmas special on the 5D 3 but even still it was 3799 AUD, and the cheapest in the shopping complex was a Kodak shop selling it for 3333 AUD. 

However I bought mine grey marketed for $2590
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2013, 08:04:02 AM »
Actually it's quite easy. If you REALLY want the 5D3 and don't have the money for it, then just wait until you have the money for it or wait until the price drops. Over here in Belgium the price of the 5D3 is 2.859 EUR which is 3,820.62 USD. So even more expensive. I'm still deciding between a 6D (1.759 EUR / 2,350.64 USD) and a 5D3 (2.859 EUR / 3,820.62 USD).
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2013, 08:10:51 AM »
Unless you NEED the 5D3 now, just wait until there is a special advertised for $2900 or less.

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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2013, 08:27:36 AM »
Actually it's quite easy. If you REALLY want the 5D3 and don't have the money for it, then just wait until you have the money for it or wait until the price drops. Over here in Belgium the price of the 5D3 is 2.859 EUR which is 3,820.62 USD. So even more expensive. I'm still deciding between a 6D (1.759 EUR / 2,350.64 USD) and a 5D3 (2.859 EUR / 3,820.62 USD).

+1 sound advice.
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Re: Cost of Canon 5D mk III
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2013, 02:10:15 PM »

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

pardon my stupid question, but is there a way for me to know when such sales are going on?
I don't monitor this forum daily - should I ? would it be posted here? Or perhaps there is an easier way?

thanks

1) keep an eye here as I see CR post from time to time when massive rebates occur.
2) keep an eye on adorama ebay store and other legitimate vendors with ebay presence.
3) keep an eye on canonpricewatch.com especially their deals section

A few fly-in-the-ointment comments.  Timing wise, we just had the rebate cycle at the end of the year and you may have missed a good chance, but these chances reoccur periodically.  You may just have to wait some. Also, these fire-sales happen and end so quickly, you need to have a firm price point and game-plan and clinch the right deal when you see it. Few 100 units sold and you could be out of luck if you are thinking about it. If you are in Europe or certain countries, all bets are off as I hear customs penalizes imports with added tariffs at entry.  This is to ensure you buy locally and support native vendors and pay higher taxes.

Regardless, always choose reputable dealers as this is a purchase over 2K. In your desperation to land a good deal, never compromise on that. If t looks too good to be true, it probably is. Good luck.
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