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What would make 3.5k for 5DmIII justifiable for you?

7-8fps
7 (4.9%)
28MP/5fps
4 (2.8%)
36MP/4fps
17 (11.9%)
integrated wireless
11 (7.7%)
full 1Dx AF/meter
25 (17.5%)
small tweaks (1/250+ flash sync /usb3 /lan /integrated flash / some video whatever :)
10 (7%)
nothing, i think the price is justified
69 (48.3%)

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PhilDrinkwater

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2012, 03:14:22 PM »
To be honest, I think the 5d3 is not THAT far of justified in terms of price. It's about £500 out. While £500 is a lot of money of course, I don't think it's badly priced...

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2012, 03:14:22 PM »

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #61 on: March 08, 2012, 03:58:08 PM »
A $1,000 off coupon.


In all honesty I'm not complaining about the price, just that I don't have the money to afford one right now.  I just got engaged and the ring turned out to cost one 5Diii, but I think I made the right choice.

I know the feeling. I had to get a ring and the honeymoon. I'm getting married this Saturday.

+1....and the camera I brought with me to honeymoom was P&S  :-\
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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2012, 04:18:33 PM »
*even more actually, i think d700 had higher MSRP than 5dII

and look what happened to Noink's market share after that elitist pricing strategy... Canon is copying Nikon from 4 years ago.... Avis is beggining to act like Hertz.

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #63 on: March 08, 2012, 04:38:56 PM »
I really did want to get the 5D3, had even already sold off my 5D, and planned on selling the 7D to pair the new 5 with the 5D2. But couldn't go the price. Just wasn't prepared for hike after it'd been rumored at 2700-3000. For me it was about keeping up the IQ, with the AF system upgrade. Not that I think it's not worth it, just couldn't swing it. So I looked around and found a nice 1Ds MkII to give me the AF capabilities and keep the IQ. We'll see what the 5 is doing next year. ;)

Funny thing though, if a few thousand people would have simply sat on their opinions, the folks at Canon wouldn't have been so sure themselves and we'd have seen it at the competitors mark. So I believe all the hooplah here and elsewhere set the bar. The squeaky wheel and all that.

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #64 on: March 08, 2012, 11:34:28 PM »
If people unanimously hailed this as an amazing camera and a huge step up from the 5DII.
Instead I see it as an improvement in all the expected ways, and I actually see some mixed reviews out there.
I have actually seen quite a bit of bad press about this camera from people looking at the sample photos(black outlines, similar DR to 5DII, soft images, poor HDR rendering.) I'm not sure if these are facts or just poor samples/firmware but my mind has not been blown by this camera yet.
I see no evidence that this camera is significantly better than the Nikon offering.
At this point, I'd rather just have an exact 5DII with the 7D AF and have it be 2500 dollars for preorder(I cant see why this isn't doable 3.5 years later.)
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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #65 on: March 09, 2012, 12:23:27 AM »
The price of $3500 would be justified to me if...

* there were 13 or more stops of DR in the photos and nothing less
* there was 1 (preferably 2) or more stops of improvement in signal to noise from ISO 100 through to ISO 6400
* USB 3.0
* clean HDMI out at 1080i or better
* better sealing on the buttons, etc, to keep out dust and moisture

As long as the number of megapixels was at least the same as the 5D Mark II, I'm not particularly concerned.

What I want is better quality photos for pulling out detail from dark regions and less noise.

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #66 on: March 09, 2012, 01:47:10 AM »
If it's TRUE 1000 lines of resolution for the video instead of the current up-res'd 700 lines, I would buy it in a second. If not, I am waiting for the 4K VDSLR.

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #66 on: March 09, 2012, 01:47:10 AM »

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #67 on: March 09, 2012, 04:38:49 AM »
seems like on internet forums gather the whiners.

i mean.... 5D MK3 is on amazons top list for days... so the price seems to be no such big problem as some make it.
6D, 5D MK2, 7D, 550D... a lot of Glass.

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #68 on: March 09, 2012, 06:15:36 AM »
seems like on internet forums gather the whiners.

i mean.... 5D MK3 is on amazons top list for days... so the price seems to be no such big problem as some make it.
r u sure??

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #69 on: March 09, 2012, 06:26:09 AM »
seems like on internet forums gather the whiners.

i mean.... 5D MK3 is on amazons top list for days... so the price seems to be no such big problem as some make it.
r u sure??

yep i am sure, i have followed it since march 4 and it was in top spot or in the top 3.

and place no. 3 today is still very good.




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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #70 on: March 09, 2012, 06:36:04 AM »
seems like on internet forums gather the whiners.
i mean.... 5D MK3 is on amazons top list for days... so the price seems to be no such big problem as some make it.


r u sure??

well you can see it yourself or not?
it is in the top 10 list or not.. so why do you ask?
6D, 5D MK2, 7D, 550D... a lot of Glass.

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #71 on: March 09, 2012, 06:56:16 AM »
The way I see this, most people are surprised by the fact that Nikon provided a counterpart with higher megapickles and a cheaper msrp than canon did.

Had Nikon not released the D800, I suppose there will be less unhappy talk.

5D2 was and still is a great camera. Canon decided to keep both is a wise decision. It is still better than reusing old technology and label it as a new camera, like the 1000D. If we see the 5D2 as a affordable entry DSLR everything would make a lot more sense. (:

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #72 on: March 09, 2012, 07:02:35 AM »
The values is set both in absolute terms of what it offers to me and in relative to what competition offers in the price range.

5D3 only offers additional 1 FPS over the D800. Everyhing else the D800 beats the 5D3 hands down (as far as I currently know). Even if the 5D3 had offered same low ISO DR and high ISO noise as D800, but still 22MP, the only 1 additional FPS had not justified the price.

With full 1DX AF and meetering, 22MP, but same DR and high ISO noise as D800, and the 6 FPS the reasonable price would have been same as for D800.

To justify this price they need full 1DX AF and meetering and 46MP at 5FPS (same pixels as in their crops but improved, especially in DR), 38MP at 5.5FPS, 32MP at 6FPS, 27MP at 6.5 FPS, 23MP at 7FPS, 20MP at 7.5 FPS, 18MP at 8FPS.
This would be the fully fusion of 5D2 and 7D.

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« Reply #73 on: March 09, 2012, 07:05:14 AM »
seems like on internet forums gather the whiners.
i mean.... 5D MK3 is on amazons top list for days... so the price seems to be no such big problem as some make it.


r u sure??

well you can see it yourself or not?
it is in the top 10 list or not.. so why do you ask?
My fault, I thought your were saying top of the list

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #74 on: March 09, 2012, 07:10:13 AM »
The values is set both in absolute terms of what it offers to me and in relative to what competition offers in the price range.

5D3 only offers additional 1 FPS over the D800. Everyhing else the D800 beats the 5D3 hands down (as far as I currently know). Even if the 5D3 had offered same low ISO DR and high ISO noise as D800, but still 22MP, the only 1 additional FPS had not justified the price.

With full 1DX AF and meetering, 22MP, but same DR and high ISO noise as D800, and the 6 FPS the reasonable price would have been same as for D800.

To justify this price they need full 1DX AF and meetering and 46MP at 5FPS (same pixels as in their crops but improved, especially in DR), 38MP at 5.5FPS, 32MP at 6FPS, 27MP at 6.5 FPS, 23MP at 7FPS, 20MP at 7.5 FPS, 18MP at 8FPS.
This would be the fully fusion of 5D2 and 7D.

I have to add one more thing the 5D3 offers over the D800 and that is EF mount as if important since Canon lenses, as a total, is better than Nikons.

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #74 on: March 09, 2012, 07:10:13 AM »