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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #75 on: February 22, 2012, 04:07:58 PM »
For me, I think the determining factor will be when the 5DIII will actually start shipping. I have several potentially lucrative gigs coming up in the next 2-3 months where the features of both the 5DIII and D800 will come in handy. If there's going to be a 1Dx-like delay to get a 5DIII, that might be what pushes me over the edge. I suppose we'll know a release date soon enough!

When will the D800 start shipping?  On time, just like the D4?  Oh, wait...
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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #75 on: February 22, 2012, 04:07:58 PM »

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #76 on: February 22, 2012, 04:10:26 PM »
$3,500, maybe time to turn this hobby into a busines............

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #77 on: February 22, 2012, 04:10:49 PM »
Like some others here I am disappointed with the price.

I know its till just a rumor but I was expecting $3k. I would not have hesitated to purchase. But another $500 makes me wonder.

Perhaps the price is wrong... the d800 was rumored to be about $300-$500 more than the price they announced it at, so perhaps this case is similar.

I'm upgrading from a 550d, so I dont already have full frame. So my choice is BETWEEN the 5d2 and the 5d3, not a choice between getting the 5d3 or doing nothing. I'll discount the D800e option altogether because of the cost of replacing all my glass. I am even more excited about upgrading to FF for a silly sounding reason as well, I recently started using an old 35mm film slr and LOVE the increased size oft he viewfinder over a crop body.

5d2 is currently $2.3k body only so for the price of a body only 5d3 I could get the 5d2 with the 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens or the 8-15mm f/4 fisheye instead.

I dont need that much of an advanced AF system, better than the 5d2 would have been nice. I dont need the fps.

Its roughly the same mp as the 5d2. So no extra blowing up opportunities from the 5d2.

Obviously we have no word on iq compared to 5d2 yet... and thats a very important unknown because when it comes to it I couldnt care less about the specs in the end... the quality of the final image is everything.

Better performance at higher iso would be nice... but if it isnt much better with noise etc at low-medium iso than the 5d2 then I'm not sure if the extra $1200 over a 5d2 is worth it for me.

Perhaps the build quality is more rugged and the weather sealing improved too?

I REALLY didnt want to bitch when the camera so many of us have been waiting for is almost upon us but that extra $500 over what I thought they could price it at has left me more than a little disappointed. Its not a value thing, its just a raw thats $3500 thing... I am not complaining about the specs offered for that price and accusing them of ripping customers off as I suspect some of the other commenters might. I'm not asking for more specs and asking for more less money... I was kinda just expecting to buy $3k worth of Canon FF and not $3500 worth of Canon FF...

The other piece of my puzzle is when can I get my hands on it... I'm planning Grand Canyon, Antelope and Monument Valley for August... one way or another I will be going with a full frame camera and not my 550d.

Ah, decisions, decisions...

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #78 on: February 22, 2012, 04:11:40 PM »
Question for the CR Guy: Is the FPS still rumored at 6.9?
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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #79 on: February 22, 2012, 04:12:58 PM »
When will the D800 start shipping?  On time, just like the D4?  Oh, wait...

Supposedly in late March. I'll send you a PM when I get mine if you're that concerned.

BTW, have you gotten your 1Dx yet? Oh, wait....
« Last Edit: February 22, 2012, 04:32:00 PM by V8Beast »

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #80 on: February 22, 2012, 04:14:15 PM »
the thing I'm happiest about is I bet there's going to be plenty of demand for used 5D Mark II's on ebay ... which should help me fund my 5D Mark III purchase ...  :D

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #81 on: February 22, 2012, 04:14:55 PM »
Price absolutely does make no sense for me too  :(

3500$ = a way too much. In my country it will be not less than 4000$ when sales start. For this price we can get two(!) 5dmk2's OR one camera and a decent lens like 35/1.4 or 50/1.2 plus some other stuff.

I've been saving last couple of months to make a move to FF camera finally, so if the price rumor becomes true, i'll run for Mark II as fast as i can  :)

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #81 on: February 22, 2012, 04:14:55 PM »

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #82 on: February 22, 2012, 04:15:09 PM »
Not to fuel the fire, but there has been reports recently that the 5D2 having prices increases over the last few days....  perhaps if this camera gets announced/released at $3500, any takers the retail 5d2 price jumps back up to the original $2699 it debuted at? 
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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #83 on: February 22, 2012, 04:17:26 PM »
What about video capabilities? Hope they stepped up the specs from 5D2!

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #84 on: February 22, 2012, 04:21:21 PM »
Anyone heard of 'anchor pricing' - the idea is to establish the idea of a price in someone's head (whether they can afford it or not). Then discount it. People think the vendor is doing them a huge favour. If I were Canon, I would be seeding these rumours into the market in just the way we have seen today, and everyone is "ooh, can I afford it, ouch", etc. Then announce it next week at say $3000 or $3200, and everyone thinks - "wow what a bargain!". Maybe they are right, and it is a bargain. But for me, just like with eBay purchases, the only thing that matters is 'is it worth it' not how much it has been discounted or what the exchange rate is...

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #85 on: February 22, 2012, 04:21:58 PM »
let see... 5d3 $3500 VS $1800 5d2

It's really is depend on much more detail about the 5d3, otherwise i'll buy 5d2. Save at least $1500 is no small.

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #86 on: February 22, 2012, 04:22:09 PM »
Not to fuel the fire, but there has been reports recently that the 5D2 having prices increases over the last few days....  perhaps if this camera gets announced/released at $3500, any takers the retail 5d2 price jumps back up to the original $2699 it debuted at?

I have no doubt that will be the case.  demand for the 5D Mark II will surge and there will be little reason for people selling 5D Mark II's to undersell themselves.  unused 5D Mark I's were selling for $2200 when I bought my 5D Mark II, and that was a year and a half into its lifespan already.

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #87 on: February 22, 2012, 04:24:06 PM »
Incidentally, Canon have at least two competitors for the 5DIII/X - Nikon and 'do nothing'. You can bet this will drive their thinking on price, at least after the initial rush.

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #87 on: February 22, 2012, 04:24:06 PM »

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #88 on: February 22, 2012, 04:25:36 PM »
Not to fuel the fire, but there has been reports recently that the 5D2 having prices increases over the last few days....  perhaps if this camera gets announced/released at $3500, any takers the retail 5d2 price jumps back up to the original $2699 it debuted at?

I have no doubt that will be the case.  demand for the 5D Mark II will surge and there will be little reason for people selling 5D Mark II's to undersell themselves.  unused 5D Mark I's were selling for $2200 when I bought my 5D Mark II, and that was a year and a half into its lifespan already.

Woo Hoo!  Since I bought mine a few months ago at its all time low, and I can sell high... capitalists around the world rejoice. 
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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #89 on: February 22, 2012, 04:25:54 PM »
Anyone heard of 'anchor pricing' - the idea is to establish the idea of a price in someone's head (whether they can afford it or not). Then discount it. People think the vendor is doing them a huge favour. If I were Canon, I would be seeding these rumours into the market in just the way we have seen today, and everyone is "ooh, can I afford it, ouch", etc. Then announce it next week at say $3000 or $3200, and everyone thinks - "wow what a bargain!". Maybe they are right, and it is a bargain. But for me, just like with eBay purchases, the only thing that matters is 'is it worth it' not how much it has been discounted or what the exchange rate is...

That sounds really smart and would for sure catch me!

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Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #89 on: February 22, 2012, 04:25:54 PM »