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Just preordered the 5DIII, price is definitely $3499.99
« on: March 01, 2012, 02:26:16 PM »
As soon as I heard it was for sure I ran over to one of the biggest Canon dealers in GA, they already had an SKU for it and it's most definitely $3499 body only.  I figured I would be first on the list, but I'm actually 4th, but I dont really care since I'll still get one from the first shipment.  Nice to see Canon dealers acknowledging it's existence   8)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2012, 02:29:24 PM by Axilrod »
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Just preordered the 5DIII, price is definitely $3499.99
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 02:58:13 PM »
I asked my salesman rep to get on a pre-order list at one of the big national stores, he merely said that the list will open soon.

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 03:11:45 PM »
Did they mention a delivery date?
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 03:13:29 PM »
So if the body is 3499 and a 24-70mm is 2299 with the standard kit discount that would probably be around $5499.
Add a battery grip and we are looking at about $5750, well there goes my tax refund plus a tad more.....

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 03:18:02 PM »
Just talked to B&H and Adorama. B&H were tight lipped, Adorama said they may be taking pre-orders next week.

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 03:21:19 PM »
Can someone please find the correct answer to the following;

1. which kit lens is coming with the 5D3? are there going to be 2 kits?
2. if the price of the body is $3499 then how much will the kit be?
3. how can one justify a $1500 increase on body only? $2000 vs $3500

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Re: Just preordered the 5DIII, price is definitely $3499.99
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 03:27:42 PM »
Can someone please find the correct answer to the following;

1. which kit lens is coming with the 5D3? are there going to be 2 kits?
2. if the price of the body is $3499 then how much will the kit be?
3. how can one justify a $1500 increase on body only? $2000 vs $3500

Remember, the 5D2 was $2699 when it was released....it's $2000 now only by rebate and cuts.  The list price on the Canon site is in fact $2499 right now for the 5D2.


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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 03:28:15 PM »
That could've been a place holder price put in by the store itself.. possibly based on rumor... you never know

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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 03:28:43 PM »

3. how can one justify a $1500 increase on body only? $2000 vs $3500

It's not a $1500 difference.  More like an $1100 difference for brand new (at current price).  The original starting of the mkii was closer to $2800.  And the mkii is how many years old?   

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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 03:31:12 PM »
Please keep in mind that you can support this site by buying through some of the links here to go to Adorama or B&H for your pre-orders. Just sayin'...

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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012, 03:35:52 PM »
If 5D3's price is 3.5K, I will either stay with 5D2 or switch to Nikon.
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 03:36:45 PM »
What price is the 5D3 kit? Anyone know for sure which lens is coming in the kit? 24/70mm or 24/105mm ?

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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 03:38:57 PM »
It could be supply and demand... they obviously have no supply and obviously have demand so they probably could get away charging that until they start getting supply...
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 03:45:16 PM »

3. how can one justify a $1500 increase on body only? $2000 vs $3500

It's not a $1500 difference.  More like an $1100 difference for brand new (at current price).  The original starting of the mkii was closer to $2800.  And the mkii is how many years old?

I agree with the other posters that the price increase isn't $1500 since the Mark II's MSRP was considerably higher than the $2,000 it is now.

That being said, maybe the poster's question was how could a current Mark II owner justify the cost of upgrading, rather than how could the company justify the cost increase?
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2012, 03:50:55 PM »
Ugh...Tax write off before the US Tax laws change (depending somewhat upon Nov election results) vs. hope that a pre-christmas Canon discount voucher gets released
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