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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%)

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Re: IM FED UP OF PEOPLE COMPLANING ABOUT THE 5DIII PRICES.
« Reply #120 on: March 02, 2012, 06:37:10 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.


Somebody's had a bad day or they're just plain rude! Are you implying that this camera is solely for pros and only their opinion matters :o >:(
I'm glad that the majority of pros appear not to be so narrow-minded!

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Re: IM FED UP OF PEOPLE COMPLANING ABOUT THE 5DIII PRICES.
« Reply #120 on: March 02, 2012, 06:37:10 AM »

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Re: Mark III Price turning you off? Considering a different model now?
« Reply #121 on: March 02, 2012, 06:37:53 AM »
The Price in Euro for the new Mark III is way up to high. Think Canon screw up us with a Body Price 3299.00€

exp. 3500USD is today  ca. 2700 Euro but they ask for 3299.00 this is to high: I keep my Mark II and wait for a price drop.

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #122 on: March 02, 2012, 06:38:40 AM »
3.5K is a little steep for this rig - I would have like to see integrated wireless flash control to justify the extra $$$.

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Re: Mark III Price turning you off? Considering a different model now?
« Reply #123 on: March 02, 2012, 06:42:41 AM »
The really annoying thing about it all . . .

The US price is $3,500 and the UK price is £3,000

but if you do the currency conversion currently $3,500 =  £2210

Is the government really taking almost a third of the price in tax?
It's not fair because I could just about justify £2210.

Some of the price differential is tax, but pre-order prices are generally high in the UK, unlike the USA.  Give it a few months from first availability and UK prices will drop to closer to US + VAT (tax) rates:

£2210 + 20% = £2652 (I'm working on your exchange rate calculation here). 

Of course,  the D800 preorder price is currently £2399, which is still quite a bit cheaper and we might expect that to shed a couple of hundred by the end of the year as well...

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Re: Mark III Price turning you off? Considering a different model now?
« Reply #124 on: March 02, 2012, 06:52:59 AM »
I am happy 60D owner and have just not been able to justify the $2k for the 5D knowing new hotness is around the corner.  I am more than a little frustrated by the financial plunder that Canon is doing.  I have pre-ordered the 5d mark iii but... I am going to watch the pre-order like a hawk and watch for image quality reviews like an eagle as they are going to have to be out of this world to justify the cost imo.

Here are my thoughts....

the Nikon 800 is a better camera for my needs at a better price.  The only thing stopping my from switching is the $5k in L glass that I have purchased over the last year in anticipation of a COMPETITIVE mark iii.  I know the iii has much better low light (2 stops from the ii in JPEG...which probably means 1.1 ish in RAW) capability, but it does lose out big time for studio/landscape work imo.  Its the PRICE that drives me nuts.  So many little feature tell me this should be $500 cheaper to be truly competitive.  I mean it doesn't even have a built in flash(i know the ii doesn't either)  I never use it on my 60D for images...but for remote trigger of my 580 ex ii its insanely useful.

That means I have to buy another off camera flash...was thinking of the 430 ex ii before the announcement to serve as the off camera flash with my 580 ex ii as on camera / trigger.  Now they want you to buy the 600 and I would love to IF the 5d mark ii had built in radio trigger so instead.   I just can't see $630 (YOUCH) for built in radio trigger that I need another $470 transmitter.  $1100 dollars to have a wireless flash with very little other gains? no thanks $250 for the 430 exii makes a LOT more sense imo, but effectively makes the 5d mark iii $3750 imo.  Sounds like something for 1dx users on unlimited budgets.

DONT get me started on the $490 they want for the grip.  That is double what it should cost?

As soon reviews with image Q ship I might have to rethink.  Can get the 800 AND a good lens for about the same price.  might cancel my pre-order now.  Arg.  on the fence.  dilemma. 

 

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Re: Mark III Price turning you off? Considering a different model now?
« Reply #125 on: March 02, 2012, 06:53:31 AM »
We are faced with similar pricing practices here in Canada (most of the time). The %d3 has launched here at $3799 when our dollar is equal to a U$D.

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Re: Mark III Price turning you off? Considering a different model now?
« Reply #126 on: March 02, 2012, 06:59:33 AM »
Yes & Yes.

Mk3 seems like a great camera for 2700. Seems like an ok camera for 3k. But asking 3500 is just too much. Coupling it with a grip and a new 24-70 it borders to ridiculous.

I've been with Canon since the 650 came out, now that was a revolution. I wont be selling any equipment in the near future but i will have a look at d800 as soon as it comes out. I wont touch the mk3.
Its not only the jacked up price, its mainly the stance of Canon as a company. Too few of ideas/innovation , too slow on implementation, too obvious on nerfing down products (5d series), too self assured of their userbase loyalty.

ps. Canon should consider themselves lucky that Nikon went the stupid way with d800. Cant imagine what would happen with a 3k$ 28/5 or 24/6 d800 instead of 36/4 vs the $3.5k 5Dmk3...
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012, 08:06:31 AM by meli »

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Re: Mark III Price turning you off? Considering a different model now?
« Reply #126 on: March 02, 2012, 06:59:33 AM »

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Re: Mark III Price turning you off? Considering a different model now?
« Reply #127 on: March 02, 2012, 07:00:45 AM »
5D2 it is then. Especially with the rumoured price drop coming. I just can't justify that much of a jump for not that much more.
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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #128 on: March 02, 2012, 07:00:56 AM »
Price in europe is 3999euro http://www.fotokonijnenberg.be/product/1631461/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-body.html
It's 5299$ !!!!
are they crazy!
In (Finland) Rajala Proshop it's only 3799€ ;) http://tinyurl.com/83cbsem For some reason they got 5D2 image for it :/ probably they going to change it soon.

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Re: Mark III Price turning you off? Considering a different model now?
« Reply #129 on: March 02, 2012, 07:05:41 AM »
The really annoying thing about it all . . .

The US price is $3,500 and the UK price is £3,000

but if you do the currency conversion currently $3,500 =  £2210

Is the government really taking almost a third of the price in tax?
It's not fair because I could just about justify £2210.

In Scandinavia is the Norwegian price NOK 29.995,- = $5.342 = £3.367 = €4.045

And yes, it is just the body  :)
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012, 07:07:59 AM by JBV »

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Re: IM FED UP OF PEOPLE COMPLANING ABOUT THE 5DIII PRICES.
« Reply #130 on: March 02, 2012, 07:05:58 AM »
Shut up!.
Point.

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« Reply #131 on: March 02, 2012, 07:06:53 AM »
Re: Mark III Price turning you off? Considering a different model now?

Yes & Yes

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« Reply #132 on: March 02, 2012, 07:12:28 AM »
I'm gonna buy one either way......

I can afford the 5D3 many times over but I'm a cheapskate and I don't pay more for something that I can pay less for.
So you guys in USA think your ridiculously low price is to complain about?

This is just crap!

I called a Swedish reseller that is one of the big once.
We chitchatted  for a while about the 5D3 and then I asked about preorder price.

31 000 Swedish kronor

translated

4 654.805 U.S. dollars

While it seems simple to compare the pricing " injustice" by simply using an exchange rate, that is would be so far from how pricing is actually determined in different countries and markets. The USD price of the camera is based on US consumer purchasing power, the exchange rate and fair market value.

It's not fair but hey, if you think that US consumers are getting a great deal, go ahead and exchange your money, buy the camera from a US seller , and see what price you end up paying. After you do this and pay about an extra $1000 USD you'll understand the price and exchange rates don't work out that way. It's all based on relative purchasing power... Not the actual exchange rates.

For those interested in market pricing strategy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purchasing_power_parity

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Re: Mark III Price turning you off? Considering a different model now?
« Reply #133 on: March 02, 2012, 07:13:10 AM »
Such a nice offering; Why did they have to ruin it with that pricing... Why give Nikon more Market share? Why Canon Why?
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Re: Mark III Price turning you off? Considering a different model now?
« Reply #134 on: March 02, 2012, 07:14:23 AM »
5D2 it is then. Especially with the rumoured price drop coming. I just can't justify that much of a jump for not that much more.

I feel the rumored price drops will be dissaspointing, probably not even reaching xmas sale prices. With so many people saving to go FF, but waiting for this annoucment and now realising its just too much money, I think the 5d mkii will be in demand again. The 5d mkiii has protected the price of the 5d mkii so well that it doesnt really need to drop its price at all.

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« Reply #134 on: March 02, 2012, 07:14:23 AM »