>:(Hugely disappointed in the price? No, hugely disappointed in the price AND the 5D III. You are definitely not getting your monies worth. I have been a Canon user since before the F-1 35mm. I currently use the 5D and was waiting for the 5D III. I was terribly disappointed in the specs. Canon has definitely shot themselves in the foot. If you want to be emotional about Canon go ahead but, make yourself a Ben Franklin spec comparison list with the 5D III and the Nikon D800. I'm sad, but I'm thinking of switching my gear to Nikon as Canon has gotten to be a big ProMo with a lot of hype and no meat in the sandwich. Another thing why is Canon going to control the price? What happened to free trade? If I were a dealer, sell me the camera at $XX, suggest a MSRP but don't tell me what I HAVE to sell it at. Isn't that a violation of free trade? There goes the competition! Seems Canon is trying to protect the smaller dealers so that the bigger houses don't beat them on price. Well, are they or are they just afraid of losing a lot of dealers because there is a lot of competition. Instead of controlling the price point just sell to ALL dealers at the same price instead of giving quanity discounts. That would level the playing field.
My two cent worth!
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