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Which lens do you think Canon will place in the 5D3 kit?

24/105mm f/4 IS
21 (53.8%)
24/70mm f/2.8
1 (2.6%)
24/70mm f/2.8 II
12 (30.8%)
None of the above
4 (10.3%)
24/105mm f/4 IS II
1 (2.6%)

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Voting closed: July 31, 2012, 09:06:29 AM

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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2011, 01:26:41 PM »
AFAIK, 5DII + 24-70L kit exists (along with the 24-105L kit). Or is it the camera store bundling them together?
Do note the kits offered are not the same around the world. I think there is a 5D2+24-70 kit here (UK), but I'm not 100% sure on that.

As another example, I never understood Canon USA bundling the 28-135 with crop sensor bodies. Does not make sense. Thankfully not something they do here.
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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2011, 01:26:41 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2011, 01:35:57 PM »
Which lens will canon put into the new 5D Mark III kit and why?

I want them to put a 24-105/f4 II into the kit.

This would be a lens that corrects some of the shortcomings in resolution and field curvature (at the wide end) of the current lens.

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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2011, 02:26:11 PM »
The 5DII sold with 2 kits 24-105(big saving) and 24-70 (small saving)

Unless new lenses are announced at launch I expect this policy to continue.
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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2011, 02:33:43 PM »
The 5DII sold with 2 kits 24-105(big saving) and 24-70 (small savings).

Was the 24-70 kit from Canon, i.e. 5DII with lens in one box with camera and lens name printed on the outside?  I'm sure retailers offered bundles with the 24-70 but I'm not aware of any 'official' kits.
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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2011, 03:07:51 PM »
yes in Italy we have 24-70/2.8L USM kit

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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2011, 05:37:39 PM »
yes in Italy we have 24-70/2.8L USM kit

When you say "kit" do you mean the actual packaging has the 5D2 and 24/70mm lens inside one box or do you mean that the retailer just paired two separate products together?

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« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2011, 06:08:35 PM »
The 5DII sold with 2 kits 24-105(big saving) and 24-70 (small savings).
Was the 24-70 kit from Canon, i.e. 5DII with lens in one box with camera and lens name printed on the outside?  I'm sure retailers offered bundles with the 24-70 but I'm not aware of any 'official' kits.

Google finds only one 5DII kit box and that has a 24-105L printed on it so now I'm pretty much convinced that the 24-70 'kit' actually is a bundle of the body+lens. Some European retailers even have 5DII with 16-35L selling as a 'kit'.
The price of these bundles is a bit better than if you would buy them separately so I don't mind even if it's not officially a 'kit' ;)

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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2011, 06:08:35 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2011, 07:36:14 PM »
The official "Canon kit" will be the 24-105 combo purely for economics.  Dealer will always market other "kits" based on consumer needs.  IMO
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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2011, 09:32:02 PM »
I'm hoping it will be the rumored update of the 24-105/4L IS, so either a 24-105/4L IS II or 24-120/4L IS.

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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2011, 11:42:33 PM »
I vote for a 5D Mark III + EF 50mm f/1.4 II.  Hey, I can dream, can't I?  ;)
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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2011, 08:54:22 AM »
Most people voted for the lens that is currently being bundled by Canon - the 24/105mm f/4 IS. I think this is the safest vote however I'm hoping Canon will come out with the 24/105mm f/4 IS II and surprise us by placing it together with the new 5D Mark III.

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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2011, 12:32:03 PM »
OTOH, If Canon would offer another 5DIII kit with the new 24-70 f/2.8 II, that would be a combination NOBODY yet had. So, many users of the current 24-70L f/2.8 would maybe consider upgrading at the same time they upgrade their body (to 5DIII). While it would cost a fortune (around $5k?), it could sell in good amounts among enthousiasts. Kit will be cheaper and lots of people are probably waiting for both the 5DIII and 24-70 f/2.8L II.

That would be a good reason.  OTOH, a 24-70 f/2.8 II would be a highly popular lens and would sell like hotcakes at full retail so Canon may not want to put in a kit at a reduced price.  The 24-105mm is still the best choice for a new user and many (maybe most?) upgrading to the 5D3 might be less price conscious (i.e. they just want the 5D3 sooooo much they can taste it).   Anyway, I'm just having some fun with speculating... the choices for kits is purely a business decision to drive sales and generally I think they won't put a lens in a kit that would be highly desired for specific/compelling/professional reasons.

I would happily fork up to $4.25k for a 5d3 kit with a 24-70mm f2.8 IS
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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2011, 02:18:15 PM »
What are the chances that canon releases two 5DmkIII kits, like how the 7D is paired with either an 18-135 or 28-135?
Either way though, 24-105 is probably the most likely atm.

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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2011, 02:18:15 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2011, 03:05:37 PM »
I expect it will be whatever latest 24-105 or 24-70...  but I find that an uninspired choice...

It seems the first buyers/early adopters of the 5D M3 will be those upgrading from a 5D M2.  And there may be some like me who decided to wait on a full-body due to the rumors and go for the 7D for its albeit crop excellent action shoot credentials.

For those with 5D M2's, I suspect most already have one or perhaps both of those workhorse lens.  Why do they need to buy the kit?

I am in the 7D camp.  I fully plan to buy a full body, but the expectations of a M3 convinced me to go the other direction - and with the $200 rebate last spring, the 7D was a good interim step for building up a full system.    If there are any retailers out there doing their own kits - I hope that look at offering kits that replace EF-S situations of the crop body world. 

My own personal wish kit would be a 5D M3 with 16-35mm f2.8 lens.  I need to match or replace my current 10-22mm EF-S and a 16-35mm EF would be perfect.    I already got the 24-105mm, so like the current 5D crowd a 5D M3 with that kit lens would be a big yawn.  Hell, stuff a 50mm f1.4 as someone suggested!  or maybe the 135mm f2.0 (test driving this coming weekend at an event). 

Of course if this waiting game goes on too long, a 1Dx may become part of my budget.

Get creative Canon! - or at least take the cue big retailers.  The 24-70 and 24-105 seems like a loser for the early adopters.

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Re: 5D Mark III - which lens will Canon put into the kit?
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