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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

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blackwolf9

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #375 on: March 09, 2012, 03:09:28 PM »
So.... what makes everyone think that using the latest camera will greatly affect your photographic quality output?

Shiit it in = shiit out.


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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #375 on: March 09, 2012, 03:09:28 PM »

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #376 on: March 09, 2012, 03:49:24 PM »
So.... what makes everyone think that using the latest camera will greatly affect your photographic quality output?

Shiit it in = shiit out.

Ah, such an extraordinary wittiness sir i applause you; perhaps you would be so kind as to enrich this mundane forum from time to time with more of these 5th grade gems of yours

briansquibb

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #377 on: March 09, 2012, 04:54:13 PM »
So.... what makes everyone think that using the latest camera will greatly affect your photographic quality output?

Shiit it in = shiit out.

Everyone = a presumption not supported by fact

Quality equipment gives an opportunity to get better quality and IQ. For example better AF means more in focus, better metering means better IQ

Perhaps you have a box Brownie you are acredited to use to cover the Olympics?

If people decide to spend money on expensive equipment - what has it got to do with you?

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #378 on: March 09, 2012, 07:27:54 PM »
What have they been doing for 4 years is an interesting question.

5DIII is an enticing proposition, but the body is heavily 7D and the new AF system is from the 1DX.

Is there much 5DIII specific development?

The sensor...

Yep.

Let's hope the comprehensive reviews of production models show 4 yrs R&D in the IQ.

Fingers crossed!
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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #379 on: March 09, 2012, 07:47:49 PM »
Not disappointed at all. Get used to it.

So the 5D IV body will be $4999
5D5, $7500?

Actually, that sounds about right.

$7500 won't even be bad in 2020.
We'll be back to trading chickens and goats.

At least it will be well documented... Though it still won't have full HDMI out.
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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #380 on: March 10, 2012, 04:13:29 AM »
I need some money to buy my 5d MK3 system, will probably buy the 50mm 1.2 and the new 28-70 mm, but i really need some help would you guys be kind enough and donate whatever you can for me to accomplish my dream?

Hello Ken Rockwell, I didn't recognise you at first because of the pseudonym, but the begging for money to support your hobby gives your identity away! Were you planning on making up your mind which camera you prefer this time, or just changing your opinion on a weekly basis like usual?

briansquibb

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #381 on: March 10, 2012, 04:35:32 AM »
I need some money to buy my 5d MK3 system, will probably buy the 50mm 1.2 and the new 28-70 mm, but i really need some help would you guys be kind enough and donate whatever you can for me to accomplish my dream?

Hello Ken Rockwell, I didn't recognise you at first because of the pseudonym, but the begging for money to support your hobby gives your identity away! Were you planning on making up your mind which camera you prefer this time, or just changing your opinion on a weekly basis like usual?

I know how he feels - just bought a new lens and the family are going hungry :D

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #381 on: March 10, 2012, 04:35:32 AM »

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Re: Understanding the 5D III Pricing!
« Reply #382 on: March 10, 2012, 12:37:59 PM »
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!

Really?? what was the cost of your plasma tv, when 5dII first arrived ? How much did your computer/laptop/GPS/any consumer electronics costed when 5DII arrived ?

Very strange Nikons were immune to your so-called inflation

XanuFoto

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #383 on: March 10, 2012, 04:48:25 PM »
Judging by the poll on this thread, Canon has hit a home run. 42% upgrading thier gear is a very good percentage. And ofcourse once this camera is reviewed well there will be many more that will follow.

For everybody else they have kept the MKII in production.

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #384 on: March 10, 2012, 11:13:07 PM »
I need some money to buy my 5d MK3 system, will probably buy the 50mm 1.2 and the new 28-70 mm, but i really need some help would you guys be kind enough and donate whatever you can for me to accomplish my dream?

Hello Ken Rockwell, I didn't recognise you at first because of the pseudonym, but the begging for money to support your hobby gives your identity away! Were you planning on making up your mind which camera you prefer this time, or just changing your opinion on a weekly basis like usual?

ROFL +1 thanks that gave me a good laugh :D
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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #385 on: March 11, 2012, 05:55:07 AM »
Well considering that adding a battery grip makes this camera way better than the way more pricey 1Ds Mk III probably that's the reason for the high price.
Still I'd exchange it anytime for my 5D Mk II if I could, but yes it's quite pricey at the moment...who knows maybe in the future.
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briansquibb

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #386 on: March 11, 2012, 06:08:13 AM »
Well considering that adding a battery grip makes this camera way better than the way more pricey 1Ds Mk III probably that's the reason for the high price.
Still I'd exchange it anytime for my 5D Mk II if I could, but yes it's quite pricey at the moment...who knows maybe in the future.

Way better? Not so sure about that - particularly up to iso400

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #387 on: March 11, 2012, 12:31:46 PM »
Ohoh
Pre Order Prices for D800 dropping already in Germany.
Lowest I saw between 2490 - 2574 EUR !

5D Mark III still at 3299 EUR.

Both Body only of course. That is quite a difference.

 :'(
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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #387 on: March 11, 2012, 12:31:46 PM »

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #388 on: March 11, 2012, 01:08:30 PM »
Ohoh
Pre Order Prices for D800 dropping already in Germany.
Lowest I saw between 2490 - 2574 EUR !

5D Mark III still at 3299 EUR.

Both Body only of course. That is quite a difference.

 :'(

This is a good thing. Maybe this sort of competition will force Canon to lower their price a little.

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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #389 on: March 11, 2012, 01:14:00 PM »
Ohoh
Pre Order Prices for D800 dropping already in Germany.
Lowest I saw between 2490 - 2574 EUR !

5D Mark III still at 3299 EUR.

Both Body only of course. That is quite a difference.

 :'(

This is a good thing. Maybe this sort of competition will force Canon to lower their price a little.

Yes I hope so.  ;)
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Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« Reply #389 on: March 11, 2012, 01:14:00 PM »