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Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« on: September 26, 2011, 11:25:16 AM »
Obviously we dont know what the spec is of a 5Dmk2 replacement (even if one ever appears) but there was lots of 'talk' about product realignment in previous posts, and a guess at new range entry costs.

All of you waiting for a 5DMK2 replacement, if it WAS $3500 would you still get it?

I for one wouldnt, thats just too expensive, so THEN i would be getting the 5DMK2.... QUICKLY lol before they dissapeared.
I think i might just give up photography for 6 months, come back later when its all over.

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 12:11:21 PM »
$3500 is too much for only incremental improvements. I'd start looking into the M9 or mf film even.

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 12:35:46 PM »
All of you waiting for a 5DMK2 replacement, if it WAS $3500 would you still get it?

Possibly...if it had a substantially improved AF system and a faster frame rate.  Unless I'd already bought a 1DsIV, that is.

Will we see a 5DIII that's more expensive than the 5DII?  I'd say, almost certianly.  Granted, the 5DII was released at a significantly lower price than the original 5D.  But during the three years separating the 5D and 5DII, the Â¥/$ exchange rate was relatively flat.  Since 2008, the yen has gained a lot on the dollar, hitting an all-time high earlier this year.  That's partly behind the recent spate of increased lens prices, and I'd expect those increases to be mirrored in a 5DII replacement.  $3500?  Probably not.  But I can certainly see a $2999 price tag for body-only.
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Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 12:36:48 PM »
$2500 was a huge chunk of money for me when I bought my 5DII, paying any more would be difficult.  That said, my guess for the price is $3200, body only.

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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 12:44:55 PM »
All of you waiting for a 5DMK2 replacement, if it WAS $3500 would you still get it?

Yes if it's sufficiently better than the 5D2 but that may not turn out to be the case.  Regardless, I doubt it will be priced above the list price of 5D2 which is $2700 I think.

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 12:58:58 PM »
Camera prices have been falliing, but lens prices go up.  Polaroid sold low priced cameras and high priced high profit film.  Printer makers sell printers at or below cost and high priced toner / ink.

Expect the same price.  Canon wants you to buy a FF camera and then you'll want a "L" lens to go with it. --- Gotcha ;D

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 01:10:43 PM »
Expect the same price.  Canon wants you to buy a FF camera and then you'll want a "L" lens to go with it. --- Gotcha ;D

They've already 'got' me, with 9 L-series lenses in the kit.  But if a 1DsIV comes out at the same price as the 1DsIII, I'll be a happy fellow...
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Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 02:34:12 PM »
$2999.98  8)
IMHO, they will try to convince us that it's reasonably priced or even "cheap" ... 5D3 for less than $3000 ;D
I'm sure there are people who would pay much much more if they could get it right now (an engineering sample), just to be first.
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 02:56:42 PM »
I paid $3500 for 5DMk2 when it came out here in Canada in 2008 cause Canadian dollar was crap. So I'm mentally already prepared to spend the same on Mk3 :-) Absolutely no regrets. That camera is the best thing since sliced bread, and now that it's $1999 I may get another one as backup.

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 03:03:51 PM »
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All of you waiting for a 5DMK2 replacement, if it WAS $3500 would you still get it?

Absolutely not. But, I don't have to earn a living with my camera. And, I'm not waiting for a 5D III anyway. My 7D does everything I want and more. Compromises? Sure...but that's life.

Frankly, I think anyone who spends $3,000 on a camera body and isn't using it to earn a living ought to have his/her head examined. It's a camera for goodness sake. It won't make your life better and chances are, it won't even make your pictures that much better. I'd rather take the money and buy a plane ticket to someplace cool. In fact, that's exactly what I'm about to do later this week.

Of course, this is from a guy who used an F1 for about 30 years.
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2011, 03:50:46 PM »
Frankly, I think anyone who spends $3,000 on a camera body and isn't using it to earn a living ought to have his/her head examined.

I did.  :P  No abnormalities that I can see...

How many people get to take a self-portrait with a >1 million dollar camera?   8)


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Seriously, it's all about desire and budget.  For many people, a  $3K camera body is an extravagant purchase.  For me, it's 10 hours of consulting work...
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2011, 04:02:40 PM »
When it was released the 5D2 cost £2300 (Canon list price) approx$3600
Lowest UK price £1539 ($2450) assuming exchange rate of 1.60

A launch price of $3500 is not a bad estimate.
Hopefully the improvements will make it a FF 7d equivalent in terms of fps and focusing points. 
 
1d4 comparison  $7200/5700  is a bit steep for us poor enthusiasts
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Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2011, 05:00:23 PM »
Frankly, I think anyone who spends $3,000 on a camera body and isn't using it to earn a living ought to have his/her head examined.

I did.  :P  No abnormalities that I can see...

How many people get to take a self-portrait with a >1 million dollar camera?   8)


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Seriously, it's all about desire and budget.  For many people, a  $3K camera body is an extravagant purchase.  For me, it's 10 hours of consulting work...

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Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2011, 06:45:19 PM »
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Seriously, it's all about desire and budget.  For many people, a  $3K camera body is an extravagant purchase.  For me, it's 10 hours of consulting work...

I knew I shouldn't have majored in journalism. :)

Seriously, I respect your point. I appreciate that there are people like you working to keep the economy going. We certainly need it. As a matter of fact, in my day job I work in a legislative body for people who believe you are in a better position to judge how to spend your money than they are.

But from your posts, I know you are well-balanced and realistic. My point is simply that every minute spent obsessing over the next new toy (and I certainly enjoy my toys) and thinking that will make you a better photographer is a mistake. The tools we have available to us today are so vastly superior to what has available to most of the great photographers that we really don't have any good reasons to complain.
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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2011, 07:20:51 PM »
Neuro, how about income tax on the ten hours consultant work? This will make them 14 probably?
If I'd put my scan along you'd probably see just a huge archi-cerebellum extending to the coronary line :-[.
Anyway, I think for people having the 5d2/1Ds3 a steep price to upgrade needs a significant improvement for justification - so let the 5d3 be expensive...
For 1.6 APC users wanting to jump to FF any price below 3500 is acceptable given the projected time of usage. By the time it gets updated again, 3.5k will look like McDonalds change  :-\
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