This is my first time on writing on the forums! I have been a fan of the site for several years now and read others post. For a minute now I keep reading how people are disappointed over the mark III's price point. I bought my mark II almost 2 years ago for 2500, which is a grand less than the new one. Maybe someone else can confirm this but when the mark II first came out was it the same price ? Or was it a couple hundred more? That's really irrelevant to my point! People need to look at the worlds economies to really understand this. My opinion is that the dollar is the global currency and when our own government does things like Q.E. 2. That weakens the dollar because they just want to print money, that causes inflation and the price of all goods go up! How much was a gallon of milk when the 5D II first arrived? So maybe if our fiscal house was in order and these stupid politicians balanced the budget and didn't spend OUR money like a drunken sailor (No offense to sailors!) maybe the price wouldn't be as steep as we think it is! Maybe it would only be a 500 jump, and only be a 3000 dollar camera! The cost of everything has gone up! That is my opinion and we all know what opinions are like! Just thought I would give a different perspective on it. Also I am perfectly happy with the mark III specs. A 2stop improvement with a way better focusing system!.... He'll yes! Let's all be honest people are just mad because they want bragging rights over Nikon! In my opinion I really don't want or need a 36 mp body. Way to big of files for me with what I do. That would really slooooow down some machines when processing! .... I will def. be purchasing a mark III!