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Would you Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III on the announcement day?

Yes
47 (43.1%)
No
62 (56.9%)

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Nick888

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Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:01:08 PM »
Would you Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III on the announcement day base on the current specs.?

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    100% VF
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    Price: Around $3500 USD

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Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:01:08 PM »

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 01:12:16 PM »
Voted no, my 5DII is still a very good tool  8). I'll probably wait for a price drop before even considering the 5DIII.   

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 02:12:55 PM »
Yes, IF I wanted one and it was important to me.

But I think a new/older 5D2 will be a fine Landscape camera for me and that's all I need from the 5D series right now. So I'll wait a while and see where the 5D2 prices go.
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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 02:59:58 PM »
I voted no.

Want to upgrade and current choices would be 1DX,5DIII and 1DIV.
Until they are available I am goingto hold off. Let the PJ's at Euro 2012 and the Olympics test them out for us.
By then the street price may have dropped.
 
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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 03:46:37 PM »
I voted yes.  This will be my first full-frame camera, and for portraits (mostly infants and children) I really feel full frame has so many advantages.  I want the best I can get now in a medium sized body, and I think this will be it.  It is worth it for me even if the only main upgrade was the auto focus system.  Maybe this is silly, but I don't plan on buying another for quite a long time.  I hope to be able to use it till I can use it no more!  And I am in no way saying I want to spend $3500, who doesn't like to save money, just saying that if it is what it is, I will still buy it. ::)

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 03:51:08 PM »
If it's sub $3000.

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 03:51:47 PM »
I voted no.  My primary use of the 5Dmk2 is as a landscape camera.  Increased dynamic range of a newer generation image sensor would be nice, but can be dealt with more manually in those more difficult exposure situations via a grad ND or bracketing.  There needs to be something more compelling such as a much increased pixel count while maintaining the current noise performance.

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 03:51:47 PM »

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 03:54:24 PM »
I'll put it this way: a 20D would be an upgrade for me.

So whatever it is I'm pre-ordering.

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 04:07:42 PM »
No, to me the price doesn't justify the letting down of my 5dmkii. And for higher frame rates there's still my crop camera.

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 04:09:45 PM »

Not at that price.
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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 04:14:49 PM »
I voted no. I own a 5D Mark II and an original 5D at the moment. I put a hold on a 1DX using my CPS membership so I could get priority, but I didn't put any money down. However, even if a 1DX wasn't in the pipeline I wouldn't put a pre-order on a new 5D because my present 5Ds are doing what I need them to do. That would be different if I didn't have a full frame camera already... or if all I had was an original 5D.

A few thoughts about pre-orders: shop around, especially if you are a CPS member. While you can't get the exact pricing you can certainly ask about cancellation policies and price matching policies. In my case I found a retailer willing to prioritize me as a CPS member and wouldn't charge me until a 1DX was ready to ship. So the risk is 0.

Look, any store taking your money now is being a bit irresponsible in my mind. They can't be sure of when the 1DX is really going to be released, how many they expect to receive and also if Canon will release something in the meantime that might interest you more then a 1DX... like a new 5D. On the other hand, if they create a list of names that have asked to be prioritized, all they need to do when they receive a shipment is call the folks on that list, take their money and ship.

Yes, its true that it is in the store's best interest to take a deposit first (its a free loan!) and not refund it if you change your mind, but doesn't that anger you as a consumer? Hit them back and go to the retailers that don't do this! Believe me, they exist! Call the stores. In Canada Henry's is a good bet.


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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 04:31:04 PM »
Yes, I've wanted it since I bought my 5DII and I don't care how much it costs.
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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2012, 04:35:48 PM »
As much as this looks like my next camera, it doesn't fit into my budget right now. I will wait until it does, whether or not the price drops either a bit or precipitously.
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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2012, 04:38:17 PM »
Yes, if the price is not too much higher than $3K. If it is, then maybe I will consider a mark II.
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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2012, 04:40:59 PM »
I'm hoping that the NDA on reviews lifts come announcement time so those looking to preorder have some independent details prior to ordering.

As mentioned - depends on the type of preorder - will they want a non refundable deposit?

Preorders with people wih the cash will easily fill many first allotments I'd imagine!

With shows coming up that demo models could be shown at, and possible review data etc possible I could see enough ordering to make many shops at the very least have a decent list of names to call once thy get shipments on a first come first served basis.

7 on the list for my local one. But I think it'll be a hell f a lot more when it's generally known and announced.

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2012, 04:40:59 PM »