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What are your plans with regards to purchasing a new camera

I'm buying the Mark III for $3500
181 (44.7%)
I'm keeping my Mark II since the Mark III is priced to high
92 (22.7%)
I'm selling my Mark II and buying a Nikon D800 for $2999
35 (8.6%)
I'm a crop owner (or first time buyer) and now I'm waiting for the Mark II Price drop.
69 (17%)
I'm waiting for the T4i specs before purchasing a 60d, 7d, or t3i.
17 (4.2%)
I'm just going to purchase a T3i, 60d, or 7d and call it a day.
11 (2.7%)

Total Members Voted: 404

Author Topic: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price  (Read 91275 times)

randplaty

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #60 on: March 02, 2012, 04:02:00 AM »
I'm still baffled by the people who are constantly prattling on about how the low-MP sensor means better DR and high ISO compared to the (less expensive) D800.

Have those people even seen the D800 sample images?

I so want the 5DIII to have amazing DR and high ISO (in raw, not some jpeg noise reduction hell) but I wouldn't call it just yet.

Bring on the reviews, comparisons etc.

And a RAW file or two wouldn't hurt.

http://blog.jeffascough.com/photographers/2012/03/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-review.html

He says its 2 stops better than the mk2 and he shoots RAW.  There are a couple images up too.  He says the DR is better.  People are saying it's better, it's just whether or not you trust them.

The D800 is supposed to be on par with the D700 but not better. 

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #60 on: March 02, 2012, 04:02:00 AM »

ruuneos

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #61 on: March 02, 2012, 04:03:23 AM »
Just went check local store price 3799€ = $5100 bit too overpriced ???

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #62 on: March 02, 2012, 04:05:32 AM »
Canon???!!!! Canon???!!!! You got to be kidding???!!!!! 3499??!!!! Repeat 3499??!!!! I'll keep the Mark II and save up for the IDX or switch over to Nikon!!! Wow!!! Disappointing very disappointing!!! >:( I may reconsider if the price drops!!!!  :-\

I've calmed down now but I'll wait to see how the market will dictate the movement of the 5D III 8) The Mark II still takes great pics most can agree on that!!!  ;)
« Last Edit: March 03, 2012, 05:08:08 AM by ewg963 »
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epiem

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #63 on: March 02, 2012, 04:08:20 AM »
I too am disappointed with the price.

With the specs given I would be fine paying $3000, but an extra $500, plus another $490 for Grip (that at least uses the same batteries) - Too much money to upgrade from several 5DmII's.

Now, if the Video was 1080 @ 60, I would have GLADLY paid $3500. No questions asked.

Too bad for Canon; they won't be seeing my money for a new body until that price goes down.

I'm just curious how many people will move over to Nikon. Especially those who were looking for a FF upgrade with not many lenses in tow.

I think Canon may have dropped the ball on this one.


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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #64 on: March 02, 2012, 04:08:30 AM »
Just went check local store price 3799€ = $5100 bit too overpriced ???

We don't have prices as for now. But I've noticed that 5D Mk II price has come up to 1919 €. A week ago the price was around 1800 €. I really don't think that there will be price drop on 5D Mk II - as seen in our country (Slovakia).
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ruuneos

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Re: Mark III Price turning you off? Considering a different model now?
« Reply #65 on: March 02, 2012, 04:08:59 AM »
5D Mark III price will drop soon after it have been released for sale. Few months and there will be first sales on it for $4099 kit and body only $3099.

Grum

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #66 on: March 02, 2012, 04:11:46 AM »
As above, if it was $3500 in the uk I'd be happy, but translating that to £2999 is a joke. Will see what happens once prices settle down.

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #66 on: March 02, 2012, 04:11:46 AM »

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IM FED UP OF PEOPLE COMPLANING ABOUT THE 5DIII PRICES.
« Reply #67 on: March 02, 2012, 04:21:23 AM »
I'm fed up of reading this forum today and hearing people complaining about the 5DIII pricing. Did you ever think it was going to sell for less than $2500? The prices will be lower when it hits the high street stores when it first comes out. But most importantly,

1) Do you NEED a 5DIII?

if not, shut up.

2) Can you afford a 5DIII now?

if not, shut up.

3) Can you ever afford a 5DIII?

if not, shut up.

4) If you can afford it but are not considering buying it

shut up

5) If you want to buy a 5DIII but will wait for a year when the price drops, then why are you complaining about the prices NOW? It is irrelevant.

shut up

6) If you actually need a 5DIII and really wanted to buy it now for pro use. Well done. You fall into the 5% of population here on this forum. Your opinion and rant is valid.

Everyone else, stop jumping on the bandwagon and stop complaining. 

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Re: IM FED UP OF PEOPLE COMPLANING ABOUT THE 5DIII PRICES.
« Reply #68 on: March 02, 2012, 04:24:55 AM »
DITTO.

Not a pro, but I can't wait to get my hands on my own personal 5D III. I'm rather pleased with its specs. :)

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #69 on: March 02, 2012, 04:27:14 AM »
For all those of you complaining about the price tag in the US, shoulda check prices here in GerMoney.
It's 3300 Euros for the body only which would be $4400.
Even if its about 3000 Euros when it hits the streets, that would be ~$4000.
What do they think? Germans/Europeans grow Euros on trees??
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Re: IM FED UP OF PEOPLE COMPLANING ABOUT THE 5DIII PRICES.
« Reply #70 on: March 02, 2012, 04:28:07 AM »
I'm fed up of reading this forum today and hearing people complaining about the 5DIII pricing. Did you ever think it was going to sell for less than $2500? The prices will be lower when it hits the high street stores when it first comes out. But most importantly,

1) Do you NEED a 5DIII?

if not, shut up.

2) Can you afford a 5DIII now?

if not, shut up.

3) Can you ever afford a 5DIII?

if not, shut up.

4) If you can afford it but are not considering buying it

shut up

5) If you want to buy a 5DIII but will wait for a year when the price drops, then why are you complaining about the prices NOW? It is irrelevant.

shut up

6) If you actually need a 5DIII and really wanted to buy it now for pro use. Well done. You fall into the 5% of population here on this forum. Your opinion and rant is valid.

Everyone else, stop jumping on the bandwagon and stop complaining.
Too many shut ups from one people  ;D
I think you are a teacher in real life (or a little dictator) and you take theese things too personal  :)
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012, 04:40:12 AM by caMARYnon »
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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #71 on: March 02, 2012, 04:31:56 AM »
For all those of you complaining about the price tag in the US, shoulda check prices here in GerMoney.
It's 3300 Euros for the body only which would be $4400.
Even if its about 3000 Euros when it hits the streets, that would be ~$4000.
What do they think? Germans/Europeans grow Euros on trees??


$3500 should be €2640 (todays rate) Now that is a total different streetprice. I would consider that price. But in Europe they are greedy and just convert 1:1



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Re: IM FED UP OF PEOPLE COMPLANING ABOUT THE 5DIII PRICES.
« Reply #72 on: March 02, 2012, 04:33:23 AM »
if you have the rights to tell others to shut up then other have rights to complain..hey are discussing their opinions..if you want you read ..or shut up..dont make a useless post

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Re: IM FED UP OF PEOPLE COMPLANING ABOUT THE 5DIII PRICES.
« Reply #72 on: March 02, 2012, 04:33:23 AM »

dkingentertainment

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Re: Mark III Price turning you off? Considering a different model now?
« Reply #73 on: March 02, 2012, 04:33:46 AM »
From a videography standpoint I'm not seeing enough to make me pay 3,500 and get rid of my 5d mark II. I need to see more especially with the magic lantern features on the mark II. Come ON Canon!!! I'm disappointed!!!

epiem

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Re: IM FED UP OF PEOPLE COMPLANING ABOUT THE 5DIII PRICES.
« Reply #74 on: March 02, 2012, 04:34:24 AM »


6) If you actually need a 5DIII and really wanted to buy it now for pro use. Well done. You fall into the 5% of population here on this forum. Your opinion and rant is valid.


5% of the Population is pretty *bad* for Canon's bottom line.

If the price was just slightly lower, I'm sure that number would raise significantly.

JustSayin


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Re: IM FED UP OF PEOPLE COMPLANING ABOUT THE 5DIII PRICES.
« Reply #74 on: March 02, 2012, 04:34:24 AM »