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Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« on: January 21, 2012, 11:42:06 PM »
Hello gents,

I love the specs on the new 1dx but my fav lens is the 16-35mm on a 1.3x sensor. Since I already have a ff camera and will update to its successor the mark III whenever it comes out, I need to upgrade to the mark IV from its predecessor. I will buy the mark IV new but am wondering if the price will go down once the 1dx is out in March. Any ideas? I remember the price of the mark III dropping like a stone when IV came out but I suspect a lot of that was because the III was viewed as somewhat flawed model or at least perceived so by many. But I don't know really.

So, if price of the IV won't come down, I better sell my III asap before the market is somewhat flooded with used IVs.

The others guys are going through this next month so maybe that could be a good indicator?

Your thoughts and time are greatly appreciated.


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Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 01:08:53 AM »
I would think the mkIV price will drop in the not too distant future, I don't think it'll be huge drop in price, but there will be a drop from stores wanting to get rid of the 1DmkIV stock to make room for the 1DX, especially if 1DmkIV production is going to cease (is it?)!

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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 02:33:46 AM »
Once the 1DX comes out Canon will stop production of the 1D4. So any discounts will be made if the item does not move within 1-2 months after the 1DX starts shipping in April.
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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2012, 03:20:50 AM »
Once the 1DX comes out Canon will stop production of the 1D4. So any discounts will be made if the item does not move within 1-2 months after the 1DX starts shipping in April.
I think in the January issue of Advanced Photography (A UK Mag), when discussing the 1Dx a Canon rep said that the 1D4 was not being discontinued.

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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2012, 03:29:53 AM »
Once the 1DX comes out Canon will stop production of the 1D4. So any discounts will be made if the item does not move within 1-2 months after the 1DX starts shipping in April.
I think in the January issue of Advanced Photography (A UK Mag), when discussing the 1Dx a Canon rep said that the 1D4 was not being discontinued.
In a press release relating to the 1DX Canon stated that they will be dedicating their 7,000/month capacity to the 1DX.
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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012, 03:53:46 AM »
Perhaps we can look forward to a 1D4 N   ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012, 11:32:45 AM »
I expect prices to rise.  That typically happens when a new higher priced model arrives.

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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012, 11:32:45 AM »

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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2012, 06:28:40 PM »
I agree with spokane, i've been looking out for a good priced 1D4 and the cheapest they ever got to was about 1 week before the 1Dx got anounced and ever since the prices used went up, cheapest i've seen is new for about 4k out of hong kong. I like you absolutely love the APS-H with 16-35 combo especially when i have the 70-200 f2.8 on a 5D2 along side.

and as an aside i'm not going to bother selling my mk3 i have been wanting a dedicated Infrared camera for a while so that baby is going in for a makeover and will become IR only that way i dont have to worry about trying to sell it and losing lots of money on it.
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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2012, 06:32:37 PM »
I am just loving the 1D4 and 70-300L combo - best of both worlds - portable and high performance

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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2012, 07:18:15 PM »
and as an aside i'm not going to bother selling my mk3 i have been wanting a dedicated Infrared camera for a while so that baby is going in for a makeover and will become IR only that way i dont have to worry about trying to sell it and losing lots of money on it.

Are you joking or just crazy? What advantages would a 1D series have over a basic 'Rebel' as an IR converted camera? In the UK, MPB Photographic are selling used 1D MkIIIs at £1379 and an IR converted 550D at £519.  I know what I'd do...

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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2012, 07:57:59 PM »
and as an aside i'm not going to bother selling my mk3 i have been wanting a dedicated Infrared camera for a while so that baby is going in for a makeover and will become IR only that way i dont have to worry about trying to sell it and losing lots of money on it.

Are you joking or just crazy? What advantages would a 1D series have over a basic 'Rebel' as an IR converted camera? In the UK, MPB Photographic are selling used 1D MkIIIs at £1379 and an IR converted 550D at £519.  I know what I'd do...
Um... how can you compare a rebel to a 1D

Weather proof
Autofocus
AF micro adjust
better IQ than a rebel
AF at f8

hows that for starters?
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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2012, 02:19:33 AM »
and as an aside i'm not going to bother selling my mk3 i have been wanting a dedicated Infrared camera for a while so that baby is going in for a makeover and will become IR only that way i dont have to worry about trying to sell it and losing lots of money on it.

Are you joking or just crazy? What advantages would a 1D series have over a basic 'Rebel' as an IR converted camera? In the UK, MPB Photographic are selling used 1D MkIIIs at £1379 and an IR converted 550D at £519.  I know what I'd do...

Why would anyone buy a 1series body - because they are the bes!

Thank you for cheering my day up  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2012, 09:15:22 PM »
Well, did anybody buy a a new Mark III as the IV was coming out? That I imagine would be a good indicator as to wether this thing is going to go on sale anytime soon. Thanks again.

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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2012, 09:15:22 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2012, 04:40:00 AM »
Well, did anybody buy a a new Mark III as the IV was coming out? That I imagine would be a good indicator as to wether this thing is going to go on sale anytime soon. Thanks again.
i certainly hope you are right
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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2012, 06:27:13 AM »
Well, did anybody buy a a new Mark III as the IV was coming out? That I imagine would be a good indicator as to wether this thing is going to go on sale anytime soon. Thanks again.
i certainly hope you are right

A bit different this time as there seems to be no direct (1.3) replacement for the 1D4, so I would guess there ill be a queue of wildlife and sports shooters wanting one

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Re: Will new 1d Mark IVs drop in price come March?
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2012, 06:27:13 AM »