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5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« on: December 27, 2011, 12:06:29 PM »
5D Mark III Announcement Barring another manufacturing problem in Asia, count on the 5D Mark III being announced around the end of March or early April 2012.

Availability will probably happen before the summer begins in 2012. No specs were given at this time. This is a very solid [CR2]

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5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
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Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 12:08:43 PM »
I can't wait to find out if it was a good idea to pass up the $1,999 5D2 deal on B&H.

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Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 12:09:28 PM »
Looking forward to the CR2 specs...wait ....CR3 specs!  8)
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Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 12:14:31 PM »
About the same time that a lot of Nikon commentators are predicting the D800 to be launched (assuming a 6th January D4 launch).  I bet the launch price is well North of £2500/$3000US. 

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011, 12:18:40 PM »
About the same time that a lot of Nikon commentators are predicting the D800 to be launched (assuming a 6th January D4 launch).  I bet the launch price is well North of £2500/$3000US.

Think your right, was holding off buying a 7D to pair with my 5D2, but think I'll go ahead given the probably high cost of 5D3 and 7D2

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Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 12:18:55 PM »
They can afford to announce the 1D X way in advance. It creates buzz and not a lot of current sales are going to be lost since the current 1D cameras are hard to find anyway. With the 5D that sells a lot, you can't announce too far in advance because lots of sales will be lost due to waiting. I figured that there would only be only a very short window between announcement and delivery of the 5D3 and the 7D2, and lots of secrecy in the months preceding.
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Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2011, 12:22:19 PM »
Thanks CR, you just made my Day!  I cant wait for this announcement.  I really wonder if they will re-use the 18MP sensor of the 1DX? Or have a new sensor in it...will interesting for sure to see unfold.
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Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2011, 12:28:03 PM »
Canon needs to announce fairly soon if for no other reason they've cleared the market of 5Dn buyers with the lower pricing on 5D2. At this point you have folks like me that bought for $2K because I'd likely not buy a 5D3 for 50% more. Then you still have the waiting people who will pay $3K and are going to keep waiting. That leaves Canon with no buyers in this niche until they produce a product.
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2011, 12:29:42 PM »
I can't wait to find out if it was a good idea to pass up the $1,999 5D2 deal on B&H.

Agreed. I was sorely tempted to step up from my 7D to FF when the 5D MkII + 24-105 f/4L kit lens bundle was on sale recently for $2800. Ultimately, I decided, while I'd like to experience the greater dynamic range of FF, I could wait & didn't want to invest in a great, though somewhat aging body; and, I'd just keep on going with my 7D and, if anything, just buy some more glass until the 5D MkIII comes out, since glass seems to hold its value better over the long run. I'm kinda hoping that when the 5D MkIII comes out, they'll offer a bundle with a new & improved kit lens e.g. say a 24-105 f/3.5L or a 20-105 f/4L or a 24-120 f/4L & with latest gen IS, though I'm not holding my breath on an improved kit lens.

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Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2011, 12:35:50 PM »
Recent sales and deals has increased the probability of the replacement to 2 weeks based on proven science.

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Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2011, 12:43:10 PM »
Exactly. I've had to strap myself to a chair to keep from hitting the "Add to cart" at B & H, but I've got a T2i that has been adequate for almost two years now. When I step up to the plate, I want the pitch I really want.

The 5D2 is great, but I don't know that it's the best for what I do overall. If a 5D3 is no better for my needs, there will be a lot of good used 5D2 bodies on the market this year. So, I'll ultimately have more choices.

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Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2011, 01:01:14 PM »
Looking forward to the CR2 specs...wait ....CR3 specs!  8)

Since the mkIII is going to be a grand or so higher than this, I'm glad I pulled the trigger when I did. I now have a brand new full frame for $2kUS.
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Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2011, 01:07:19 PM »
Canon needs to announce fairly soon if for no other reason they've cleared the market of 5Dn buyers with the lower pricing on 5D2. At this point you have folks like me that bought for $2K because I'd likely not buy a 5D3 for 50% more. Then you still have the waiting people who will pay $3K and are going to keep waiting. That leaves Canon with no buyers in this niche until they produce a product.

I agree, and also think that the Concept Cinema DSLR will stop video people from buying the 5D3.  It makes more sense for Canon to make the 5D3 a more stills oriented camera (I know how much you photogs hate paying for features you're not going to use).  I think both the concept DSLR and 5D3 will be great cameras and plenty of issues will be addressed. 

*5D3/Photographers - Better AF, Better LCD, Digic V (multiple most likely), better ISO performance, faster fps

*Cinema DSLR/Videographers - Get moire, rolling shutter and aliasing under control, better high ISO performance.  Uncompressed codec, thunderbolt port, some type of servo focus maybe (although it seems like there isn't a great way to do this).  Who knows, it seems like not having to worry about AF and fast shutter could bring down the cost substantially, after all this is supposed to be a video camera.

Hopefully everyone will be happy/satisfied :)
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Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2011, 01:08:35 PM »
Looking forward to the CR2 specs...wait ....CR3 specs!  8)

Since the mkIII is going to be a grand or so higher than this, I'm glad I pulled the trigger when I did. I now have a brand new full frame for $2kUS.

It's a great camera and will continue to be a great camera for quite a while, enjoy it : )
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Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2011, 01:21:26 PM »
April announcement?

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