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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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wookiee2cu

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2012, 04:42:46 PM »
Yes as long as the price doesn't go over $3,500 (curious if this is packaged with a lens but I doubt it).  I currently have a 40D so this will be a significant upgrade for me.  If I had the 5DMII and these specs do turn out to be accurate then I don't think it would be a significant improvement to warrant an upgrade.

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2012, 04:42:46 PM »

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2012, 04:45:22 PM »
Not sure what the UK price will be but if I know Canon then they don't take too much cognisance of exchange rates so it'll be circa the US price in £'s. If it is then I cant see me parting with £3,500 for it. I like to be an early adopter as much as the next guy but I'll wait until the price drops if it is at that level in the UK.
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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2012, 05:04:59 PM »
Voted No. I don't have money enough to buy just "numbers". Let's see first what this beast can do.. and what can't. Just numbers will not tell me if it's a good camera for me.
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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2012, 05:15:40 PM »
No.  I'd still wait for it to come out and see some of the reviews on it, unless some of the testers come out with some hard facts and pictures to show us. Also the price might be a limiting factor if the $3500 proves to be the body only price.  I'll still probably get one before the year is out, but I'd feel better knowing more about the camera before I pull the trigger on that price.  If it's somewhere between $2700-300, then I'd probably give in to the demon inside my head screaming "Get it, get it, get it!  @#!7 *@, Get the da!* thing!"
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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2012, 05:26:37 PM »
After purchasing the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS MKII recently I shouldn't even be considering this!

Then again, that's what 6-12 months interest free is all about!

I want 2 pro level bodies, so the 5D MKII can be the second body with the 550D as proper last resort

philbob10

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2012, 05:31:03 PM »
I would, or at least buy one shortly after they are shipping.  I really enjoy my 5D mkii, but the AF system always has me going back to my 7D. 

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2012, 05:50:04 PM »
Definitely, however I live in Australia, and nowhere here will be taking pre orders on announcement day (to my knowledge at least, and if they did, they'd charge a small fortune), so I'll most likely wait until Eglobal, or DigitalRev open up their pre orders (most likely digital rev, as you avoid the import tax)
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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2012, 05:53:07 PM »
Part of me is thinking
- this camera will drop in price in a couple of months to the tune of half an iPad.
- you could get an Einstein light and light modifiers, 5DC and change for an L lens.
- I want try to one and read the reviews.

The other part? The money is saved, ready and awaiting some decent reviews, ready to order.

Delaying just a couple of days is going to make life harder - the iPad 3 will be an amazing viewing/previewing screen with retina display (we can dream of live view via it right? See AirPlay)

A little longer then it's Apple Tv and ATV announcements.

niccyboy

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2012, 06:05:34 PM »
Yes. I'll pick at least one up straight away.

Dual slots makes you not need to worry about corrupt cards.

The autofocus alone is my driving force however, using the 5d2s as much as I do means that af really annoys me. Especially if I switch to a 1ds or 7 for a bit... You really notice the difference.

 it will have ISo improvements as well which will be handy

Obviously it will also have the 3 years plus improvements in technology, which when you use a camera for a living means it makes ur life easier haha.

I vote yes for sure. Now hurry up and bring it out..

I can't see it being much less than 3500

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2012, 06:32:16 PM »
I am one of the sub 3000 buyers. 3500 is just too much.

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #25 on: February 29, 2012, 09:38:41 AM »
I would like one at release. I think it will be $3300 or £2300, inc sales taxes. The prices of canon gear now in UK is becoming closer to the USA pricing levels. A MKII now is £1500 and in the US around $2200

Canon needs to release this model within a month, if not, many 5D MKIII buyers like me will be going across to the Nikon D800

noodles

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2012, 10:06:36 AM »
I voted No
I would order it when the price is not more than 2500 euro. That would be still 700 euro more than the current 5D MKII new price
I guess I have to wait a long time before the price of the 5D MKIII will go down to 2500 euro....    :(

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #27 on: February 29, 2012, 10:18:46 AM »
Voted 'no'.

I will definitely buy it, but not at launch, probably too expensive then. I just bought a used 5D classic, so will buy the 5DIII when prices drop (end 2012-early 2013).
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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #28 on: February 29, 2012, 10:28:04 AM »
I will probably pre-order one, BUT if the image samples show little or no improvement over what my 5d2 can do, I'll cancel it.

I am looking for MUCH better DR and noise performance.  If  Canon is going to start charging premium prices for their gear, they better be delivering premium performance. 

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #29 on: February 29, 2012, 10:32:58 AM »
I have money saved and set aside for the 5DmkIII and am excited to finally get my hands on a FF camera but i want to see at least two official reviews before I put down the money.

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Re: Pre-Order Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #29 on: February 29, 2012, 10:32:58 AM »