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What price do you think the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (body) will be at announcement?

$2700
41 (24.8%)
$3000
52 (31.5%)
$3300
30 (18.2%)
$3500
42 (25.5%)

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Voting closed: March 09, 2012, 05:57:48 AM

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Chuck Alaimo

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2012, 12:56:47 PM »
with three popup flashes

I will take nothing less than 3 pop up flashes ---and i want them to extend like the clip on book reading lights!   

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2012, 12:56:47 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2012, 01:00:44 PM »
$2700 makes sense to me, so i guess (hope) introduction to $3000 with price drop to $2700 within 6 months. $ price will be euro price as well here in Holland.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2012, 01:19:01 PM »
I see absolutely no point to upgrade to a 5D3.  Especially for a $1,000+ price increase.  61-point AF system?  Who cares?  Who shoots with multiple points anyway?  Center-point focus and recompose.  That's how any serious photographer shoots anyway.  Do people want their cameras to compose their shots for them too? 

Leave it up to your camera to pick your focus points and you will end up lots of throw away shots. 


Al the pros are nodding in agreement with this comment, and all the noobies are in denail...  LOL

That's an interesting comment.  I guess all the BIF, sports and action photographers making money out there with 7D's, 1D's etc. aren't pros.  It's a certainly possible to shoot action with a 5D, but you get a lot more keepers with a better AF system.

And don't think that having a great AF system does all the work for you either.  Technique is still critical. You still have to be able to pull the camera up and have the subject in the veiwfinder instantly.  Sometimes you need to start wide and zoom in as you track and frame. You need to know what settings to use and when to use them.  It's not as easy as many think.  A few weeks ago, I stopped in La Jolla to do an interview and some guys with $10,000 lenses and bad ass bodies convinced me I had to shoot the pelicans which where in mating plumage.  In 20 minutes I had a bunch of keepers, and they were uptight that I was getting so many great shots with a 7D and 70-200 2.8 IS II, while they struggled with their own rigs.  25 years of shooting helps, but so does the AF of the 7D. As a team, the camera and I pulled off some good shots.  It would have been much more difficult with the 5D. Sure, I probably would have been able to make it work, but why bother?  Having a 7D or better quality AF system on a full frame body would be so nice to have, which is why after having $18,000 of gear stolen, I'm seriously thinking about switching to the Nikon D800.


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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2012, 02:04:32 PM »
Exactly this

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The EOS 5D Mark II will be sold in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of $2,699iii. It will additionally be offered in a kit version with Canon's EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $3,499iv.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2012, 02:13:52 PM »
I see absolutely no point to upgrade to a 5D3.  Especially for a $1,000+ price increase.  61-point AF system?  Who cares?  Who shoots with multiple points anyway?  Center-point focus and recompose.  That's how any serious photographer shoots anyway.  Do people want their cameras to compose their shots for them too? 

Leave it up to your camera to pick your focus points and you will end up lots of throw away shots. 
 

For me, it's not the 61-points that are important, but the accuracy of the new system.  I love The 5DmkII, but its AF is a definite weakness.  It tends to hunt in low light and isn't great with objects in motion.  Of course the 5DII isn't a sports or action camera, but it is one of the better low light performers.  The ISO is very good, but the AF system is not on the same level.  On the plus side, it's made me a wizard at manual focus in low light.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2012, 02:42:14 PM »
I see absolutely no point to upgrade to a 5D3.  Especially for a $1,000+ price increase.  61-point AF system?  Who cares?  Who shoots with multiple points anyway?  Center-point focus and recompose.  That's how any serious photographer shoots anyway.  Do people want their cameras to compose their shots for them too? 

Center-point focus and recompose. For everything. lol ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2012, 02:58:04 PM »





http://improvephotography.com/216/photography-focus-recompose-compose-portrait/

Reading this article makes it sound like a mirakel to make a focused picture with the 5D mark II with its only 9 af-points.....

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2012, 02:58:04 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #37 on: February 29, 2012, 04:08:47 AM »
If it's up to $3000 then I think they will phase out the 5D2. If more eg. $3500, I think they'll keep the 5D2 out for quite some time as at $1999 it's truly a great deal.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #38 on: February 29, 2012, 04:45:53 AM »
Focus and recompose wouldn't be so much of an issue, if the camera did some simple math - worked out distance to subject when focused, and the angle, then worked out how much to correct the focus for the recomposed position (doesn't one of the Canon's do this already?)

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #39 on: February 29, 2012, 05:32:15 AM »
I see absolutely no point to upgrade to a 5D3.  Especially for a $1,000+ price increase.  61-point AF system?  Who cares?  Who shoots with multiple points anyway?  Center-point focus and recompose.  That's how any serious photographer shoots anyway.  Do people want their cameras to compose their shots for them too? 

Center-point focus and recompose. For everything. lol ;D ;D ;D

Absolutely. That's exactly what I do now, and it is how I have always done it. In the film days when I didn't have autofocus I used the split screen circle to focus and recompose. One focus point, (and it wasn't even a cross hair type either)  :)  In all honesty if they made a split screen for my 40D I would never have to rely on autofocus at all :) :) 

But I would still upgrade to a 5DIII, subject to price, because the high iso performance should hopefully be even better etc but I wouldn't be to sad to upgrade to a 5DII.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #40 on: February 29, 2012, 02:23:26 PM »
With the specs that are being most frequently bandied about right now, I predict $2999-- maybe a little less, but not more.

And in the unlikely (my view) event it's priced at $3500, Canon will be making a big pricing blunder unless the thing has the 1X AF system and well over 6FPS.

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« Reply #41 on: February 29, 2012, 11:19:51 PM »
$2,700 Body only, $3,500 kit price with 24-105/f4 L IS II = Dominate the market ;D

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« Reply #42 on: February 29, 2012, 11:48:34 PM »
I will be taking a hard look @ the price comparision with the New Nikon 800 firmlly in my sights.

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #42 on: February 29, 2012, 11:48:34 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #43 on: February 29, 2012, 11:50:36 PM »
I see absolutely no point to upgrade to a 5D3.  Especially for a $1,000+ price increase.  61-point AF system?  Who cares?  Who shoots with multiple points anyway?  Center-point focus and recompose.  That's how any serious photographer shoots anyway.  Do people want their cameras to compose their shots for them too? 

Center-point focus and recompose. For everything. lol ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Body Price At Announcement
« Reply #43 on: February 29, 2012, 11:50:36 PM »