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Why the new 5D will be cheaper than the current 5D
« on: October 19, 2011, 02:53:27 PM »
I have been reading here a bunch about how most people hope the next 5D released will be under 3K.
I am thinking it will be cheaper than the current 5D because the 1D that was just released came in at 6,800 and currently they sell for 7,000

So, if you go off of that then the 5D can also be priced lower than the current model. I am hopeful of 2-2.5K

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Why the new 5D will be cheaper than the current 5D
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Re: Why the new 5D will be cheaper than the current 5D
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 03:01:57 PM »
wishful thinking....

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 03:06:01 PM »
Honestly, the likelihood of the third generation of 5D being under 3K, is unrealistic. Considering the massive following of a camera that has yet to be released yet alone announced, I can see the price around 4K. We'll just have to see if it's worth it  ;)

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 03:09:02 PM »
I guess it depends what they do to make it better. I would love it to just have everything the 7D has but be full frame. If that is the case it should be doable for a reasonable price.

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Re: Why the new 5D will be cheaper than the current 5D
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 03:16:05 PM »
I am thinking it will be cheaper than the current 5D because the 1D that was just released came in at 6,800 and currently they sell for 7,000

Not to be picky, but it wasn't released at $6800 - it was announced at $6800.  The distinction matters - the four new supertele lenses were announced at certain prices, then Canon raised those prices by 8-11% before the lenses were actually released for sale.  Let's hope they don't do that again!

Even assuming they don't, the 1D X is a bit cheaper than the 1DsIII, but significantly more expensive than the 1D IV.  In fact, although the 1DsIII goes for $7K now, it launched at $8K, meaning the price for the 1D X is close to halfway between the 1D IV and 1DsIII.  As the replacement for both current 1-series bodies, it may be that Canon is trying to soften the blow for 1D IV owners, and also to sweeten the pot for 1DsIII owners (because financial 'compensation' for a loss of resolution might be more of an incentive than rhetoric).
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Re: Why the new 5D will be cheaper than the current 5D
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 03:18:35 PM »
The indicative price of the 1Ds Mark III on Canon USA is still $6999.00.  It remains to be seen whether there will be any difference between the announced 1D X price and actual purchase prices.  Meanwhile, the 5D Mark II comes in at $2,499.00, despite the also significantly lower real-world price (and the rebate too).  I don't see enough information to make any judgments about how a 5D replacement (if and when it's coming) will balance against the 1D X in pricing, but I've said before that I expect it to at least keep pace with inflation.  That said, what that actually would represent is unknown (inflation has been pretty low for the entire period the 5D Mark II has been released) and I don't see Canon making a move to throw 5D Mark II cameras into the bargain bin just because a new camera will come along that may be close to the same price.

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 03:42:23 PM »
The indicative price of the 1Ds Mark III on Canon USA is still $6999.00.

Puzzled by that part of your statement, because Canons' site lists the 1Ds3 under archives - as in "a previous model".

So no one should be listing it at all... Except used.

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Re: Why the new 5D will be cheaper than the current 5D
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011, 03:56:06 PM »
So no one should be listing it at all... Except used.

Unless someone has some that are still new because they haven't been sold yet?  ??? 

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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2011, 04:04:30 PM »
The indicative price of the 1Ds Mark III on Canon USA is still $6999.00.

Yes, it does now.  Check the original press releases, though, e.g. DPR - List price (body only)   US: $7,999, EU: €7,999.
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Re: Why the new 5D will be cheaper than the current 5D
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2011, 05:50:05 PM »
A little bit of wishful thinking.
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Re: Why the new 5D will be cheaper than the current 5D
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2011, 05:12:00 AM »
only if Canon have suddenly stopped employing people with business degrees....

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Re: Why the new 5D will be cheaper than the current 5D
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2011, 06:12:41 AM »
Those who have waited long have proven themself patient. If the 5D mark II will be too expensive  (lets say €4000 + €1300 (for a 24-70 II)

I might reconsider my choice for Canon and see what Nikon brings to the table. Just kidding ofcource, but do consider the fact that Canon marketing makes you greedy and unsatisfied with your current gear. I wonder if it's even worth investing a huge amount of money in new gear for a lot of people.  :-\

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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2011, 06:51:06 AM »
In my opinion the new 1Dx is what the 5D III should have been and there should be a medium format 50mp 1Ds III replacement at 13 000$

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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2011, 07:01:42 AM »
In my opinion the new 1Dx is what the 5D III should have been and there should be a medium format 50mp 1Ds III replacement at 13 000$

And a whole new range of lenses? Unless your willing to shoot with a tilt. None of the current lenses will work with mf?


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Re: Why the new 5D will be cheaper than the current 5D
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2011, 09:42:47 AM »
I can't see more features and lower price in a 5D.

That said, Canon has shown a willingness to shake up model lines and competition's out there.

Under $3k sounds about right for a true 5D successor, but if a 'baby FF' shows up (basically a slightly better 5D, possibly missing 1 or 2 features), then you'll see your price drop.

No rumors about a new, lower end FF yet though that I can recall.
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