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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2012, 04:03:55 PM »
7D owners and frustrated 5D mark II owners will love this. I never wanted to update my 7D cause even though I wanted a full frame, the focusing system was worse and the speed was slow. Now I have an all improved option...the only problem is the price. That's alot of $ to upgrade and the battery grip is WAY too much.

For 5D mark II owners, canon has addressed every complaint...though not every dream. There are still some things I dreamed about like 1080P @60fps, cheaper pricing, better metering...little things but they were only dreams. The Mark III fixes and more than satisfies any problem you ever thought you had with the Mark II with some extras.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2012, 04:12:09 PM »
Want versus need. I certainly want the 5DIII....but I'll upgrade when I feel there is a need. Collecting gear and/or upgrading at every chance I get is not for me. I shoot with the 5DII and 7D which both perform wonderfully; and in 3-5 years if I need to upgrade, then perhaps I'll do it. Who is the 5DIII for? It's a consumer product, so it is for everyone. Nonetheless, I always viewed the 5DC/II/III as being a great camera for both professional and serious enthusiast users. I'm sure the 5DIII will be a fantastic camera for those who purchase it.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2012, 04:13:39 PM »
I REALLY want one, but the price is too high.  In Canada we are paying $300 more then the US although the exchange rate doesn't dictate the price difference which is frustrating.  Regardless, $3500 is just way too much!  It's out of my price range.  I am not a professional and can't write it off, nor am I rich.  At the same time, I can't see myself "settling" for the MKII as the short comings of the autofocus and improved iso performance is what I need in my next camera.  So I just sit here waiting...for what I don't know.  Maybe it'll be a year or more when I can afford such a camera.  I still don't understand the big price hike although it is a great camera(the MKIII) on paper.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2012, 04:16:41 PM »
I am currently shooting a 30D. After all the news today, also at DPR and Planet 5D I am really excited about. It is plenty of camera for my preferencies but yes I will drop the 3.5k for that beast, even if price doesn't go down a lot until about 15 month from now. Today  here in Switzerland, retail and online shops offered it for preorders at an equivalent to 4337,30 USD. But, the scheme might change a bit by overnext Christmas  As it is going to be at a little less than half way into its life cycle 8) Happy shooting to everyone preordered already!
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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2012, 04:20:41 PM »
...wonder how much a used 5D II selling for???

Dropping fast, especially since it will remain in the Canon lineup at a lower retail price...

I'm going to post it Craiglist NOW...let see how much $$$ I will loose here >:(

I'll keep my 60D as crop body and use it while waiting 5D III to be arrived.

Update: Well guys...within couple hours. I'm no longer 5d II owner. The camera is sold to local buyer - through Craiglist -- Sold for $1945. I gave the new owner all paper works & receipt. We both happy campers.

Wait --- I made $45 dollars profit???  I bought this camera NEW last X-mas for $1900 at BH and now sold it for $1945. :) :) :)
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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2012, 04:26:58 PM »
Hello all,

I think 5D mark III targets mainly those who currently have a 5D (or mark II) and a 7D - both specs-wise and price-wise, and perhaps should not be seen as a typical 5D line camera. So the poll out of curiosity...

Thanks!

Good question. I would say it's for current 5DII and 1DsIII owners. The price is about the same as when the original 5D came out and that one and the II have proven to be hugely successful. So there is a market for very good full frame cameras.

I would think it's also (sort of) a replacement for 7D shooters since they may be faced with their line in it's current form going away. Why? Because it didn't sell well. Expect to see some plasticky version of the 7D line merged with the 60D. Just my guess and I'm not saying that it makes sense for the folks who like their 7D but that's what I think the numbers may indicate that I saw somewhere.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2012, 05:17:12 PM »
Update: Well guys...within couple hours. I'm no longer 5d II owner. The camera is sold to local buyer - through Craiglist -- Sold for $1945. I gave the new owner all paper works & receipt. We both happy campers.

Wait --- I made $45 dollars profit???  I bought this camera NEW last X-mas for $1900 at BH and now sold it for $1945. :) :) :)

Gratz!! ;)

Got my order confirmed @ 12:16 est on March 2nd @ B&H (Whats the difference in Back-order and pre-order?) because when I order it didn't say Pre-order yet
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« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2012, 05:23:37 PM »
BH says "Backordered" on my order now.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2012, 05:34:20 PM »
I want the 70-200 2.8 II IS, but right now I have the 70-200 2.8 non IS. I'm hoping to upgrade soon but I wonder if it's a big enough difference to get or just get the new  EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II But the 5D blew my budget  :o
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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2012, 05:47:57 PM »
I want the 70-200 2.8 II IS, but right now I have the 70-200 2.8 non IS. I'm hoping to upgrade soon but I wonder if it's a big enough difference to get or just get the new  EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II But the 5D blew my budget  :o


From my own research, and now use, the version II is a big step up from the version I copies (including the non-IS).  Quite sharp.

As to whether I would initially favor it over the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, I guess that depends on your shooting.
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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2012, 05:51:46 PM »
BTW, we can't pre-order something.  You order it, or you don't.  Similar to sites pre-moderating your post.  Unless someone moderates the post then sends it to another moderator, then that moderator will be receiving a pre-moderated post from moderator #1. 

Just saying' as I wait for my 5d3.

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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2012, 05:56:49 PM »
now worried about my B&H order. It still says "new order processing" - I ordered 16 hours ago! I have a legit order and no. So it's probably fine, but still..... meh. >:(

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« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2012, 06:25:16 PM »
BH says "Backordered" on my order now.

I just saw 'backordered' for my order on B&H just now also.  Ack, what does this mean I wonder?  Missed the 1st batch or...?  Should I cancel my preorder/backorder and try a smaller retailer that might be more likely to have some early supply?

Any other online (not brick mortar chains like Best Buy) stores we can preorder it from, other than B&H, adorama, amazon? 
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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #58 on: March 02, 2012, 06:47:46 PM »
Actually when I ordered mine around 12:15 am est. B&H main 5D mark III page said "on back-order" on after an hour or so the page changed to pre-order so I think we are safe. anyways they don't have the product so it really should be on back-order until the shipment comes in.
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Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« Reply #59 on: March 02, 2012, 06:48:10 PM »
Received confirmation at 9:24 PST from Adorama (ordered a minute after the page loaded)--and yet I just got an email saying it's backordered?  How?  I doubt more than a few people were able to order before me and Adorama should get a huge first shipment.

What have others who've ordered from Adorama found?

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