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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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zim

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2012, 08:04:49 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.


Dilbert says it all for me (in RAW photos) Everything else is ‘nice to have’ (for me) that’s why I’m waiting on proper analysis before I decide. (the OP doesn’t have that as one of the options)

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2012, 08:04:49 AM »

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #76 on: March 09, 2012, 09:47:08 AM »
My wife made it very clear this morning:  unless you can drive in it, it's a no-go ^^

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #77 on: March 11, 2012, 04:42:45 PM »
@ dilbert & Zim
I've thought about adding an option concerning sensor features (such as snr, color & DR) but i decided against it cause there would be people saying: "well we dont know nothing about  the sensor and it might as well be etc" and they would have a point, although the fact that Canon hasnt been touting about it in their marketing is kinda disheartening.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2012, 07:58:35 AM by meli »

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #78 on: March 12, 2012, 01:17:32 AM »
I think this poll is missing the following option: "nothing, i think the price is not justified (as i'm only a hobbyist)".
   
All of the updates on the 5DIII are very welcome. As a hobbyist, though, I cannot justify $3500.
I was all set to make the switch to FF and was eagerly waiting for the 5DIII to do it - expecting the same intro price as the 5DII.
Alas, my switch to FF is on hold for now :(

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #79 on: March 12, 2012, 02:34:28 AM »
@ dilbert & Zim
I've thought about adding an option concerning sensor features (such as snr, color & DR) but i decided against it cause there would be people, saying that "well we dont know nothing about  the sensor and it might as well be etc" and they would have a point, although the fact that Canon hasnt been touting about it in their marketing is kinda disheartening.

Well, lets look at the poll another way.

The poll doesn't offer any option for "better image IQ" unless you subscribe to the "more megapixels = better IQ".

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #80 on: March 12, 2012, 03:16:10 AM »
What about the reason:

just because I like to take great pictures,
enjoy life
and life can be over tomorrow?

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #81 on: March 12, 2012, 03:34:40 AM »
I think this poll is missing the following option: "nothing, i think the price is not justified (as i'm only a hobbyist)".
   
All of the updates on the 5DIII are very welcome. As a hobbyist, though, I cannot justify $3500.
I was all set to make the switch to FF and was eagerly waiting for the 5DIII to do it - expecting the same intro price as the 5DII.
Alas, my switch to FF is on hold for now :(.

Well, there's never been a better time than now to purchase the MK2  :D - You can save some cash, and know you are getting a very favorable body.

I was in the same boat as your, but I feel perfectly fine with the $3500 price tag.

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #81 on: March 12, 2012, 03:34:40 AM »

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #82 on: March 12, 2012, 05:54:40 AM »
For all those, who think that the price got higher, here is an interesting article: http://www.eos-network.com/2012/03/cameras-banks-and-the-financial-crisis-or-why-cameras-prices-seem-so-high-these-days/

Confirms my gut feelings. Thankfully someone did the math. Yet, I do not like the "new price" so much myself.

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #83 on: March 12, 2012, 06:28:50 AM »
For all those, who think that the price got higher, here is an interesting article: http://www.eos-network.com/2012/03/cameras-banks-and-the-financial-crisis-or-why-cameras-prices-seem-so-high-these-days/

Confirms my gut feelings. Thankfully someone did the math. Yet, I do not like the "new price" so much myself.

all those pseudo-economic "justifications" from a "poor manufacterer in Japan" are completeley irrelevant and does not change anything. Truth is: 5D III is definitely not worth more than Nikon D800 ... from a photographers/purchasers perspective. Actually, to me it should be priced a couple 100 Euros lower, since the D800 can and do full double duty as FF-camera (superior to 5D III based on early indications of image quality) and as APS-C camera and has both ...  top-AF module (as D4) and top-metering module (as D4) as well as matching any other feature of the 5D III.   

Now go and smite me if you want ... but be warned: it won't change the truth. :-)

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #84 on: March 12, 2012, 06:46:14 AM »
Yet for some reason Nikon managed to have a better price.

While the cameras seem to have different aims nevertheless there is no feeling that the D800 is somewhat inferior.

For me personally it looks even other way around the 5D3 being inferior but this is a personal opinion based on:
* less DR than the competition (Sony, Nikon, Fuji)
* still banding though a bit better compared to the 5D2, limiting even more useful DR
* Nikon has full pro-AF in the D800
* Nikon D800 has full weather sealing
* I'd have liked more MP

For all those, who think that the price got higher, here is an interesting article: http://www.eos-network.com/2012/03/cameras-banks-and-the-financial-crisis-or-why-cameras-prices-seem-so-high-these-days/

Confirms my gut feelings. Thankfully someone did the math. Yet, I do not like the "new price" so much myself.

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #85 on: March 12, 2012, 06:57:14 AM »
User interchangeable focusing screens would be nice.
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« Reply #86 on: March 12, 2012, 07:10:48 AM »
Increased Dynamic Range performance (at least on par with the new Nikon) seems to be the new thing that would make the 5D mk3 price (un)justifiable for some people.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2012, 07:21:08 AM by Tijn »

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #87 on: March 12, 2012, 07:27:31 AM »
None of the above options justify the price for me.
My opinion is they would have to improve that function poorly in 5D2 with things already used in series 1 (Dsmk3 or Dmk4, not the DX) and maintaining an affordable price for a full frame version. For a more expensive version (over2500US$), only if the market demands, would have to release 3D or something like. For Canon top tech we have 1 series already.
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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2012, 08:06:43 AM »
What about the reason:

just because I like to take great pictures,
enjoy life
and life can be over tomorrow?

Well, it would be kinda retarded if in a poll about the technical side of a tool, inside a product forum, between 6 other options concerning hardware parameters, i had also:

# Yes! because I like to take great pictures, enjoy life and long walks in the beach with my 5d hanging on my neck and albatross flying majestically in the horizon

If that's what you want to talk about, then i suggest you look for another forum.

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #89 on: March 12, 2012, 08:20:03 AM »
A big raise, or winning a four digits lottery prize.

Personally, I'm waiting for the price to go down.

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Re: What would make $3500 for 5DmIII justifiable for you?
« Reply #89 on: March 12, 2012, 08:20:03 AM »