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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2012, 12:22:32 AM »
I have seen as low as 2900€ compared to the initial 3300€ or even 3600€ in some places.

I think the price doesn't matter that much, it is worth it or not. If I manage to wait for a high MP model I'll stay with Canon, though I'm a bit tired of Canon. Adding just more megapixels will not make a new product.

So a 36mp 5DIII wont be attractive to you??

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2012, 12:22:32 AM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #61 on: April 05, 2012, 04:33:15 AM »
Its pretty simple if canon are selling this in the numbers that they expect then the price will stay the same for the foreseeable future on the other hand if its not selling well and there not making enough money which is what its all about they will drop the price simples. i expect to see a couple of hundred uk pounds off this camera for xmas.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #62 on: April 05, 2012, 07:46:20 AM »
It's funny how all the reviews compare D800 and 5D3 by taking photos with a 50mm and zooming like 1,000,000% to show d800's superiority. Well there will be occasions when 36mp will help in cropping but if one wants to take photos of a BIF / human eye just use a longer lens. If you use a 50mm (argument sake, number 50 is not that important here) and crop all the time to get your composition right then isn't something wrong with your thinking?

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5D3 price drop?
« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2012, 12:35:55 PM »
Could we expect a price drop for the 5D3 to be more competitive towards the D800?

As noted by others, the price of the 60D was dropped once the D7000 was launched. However, don't expect a 5D3 price drop happening for a while as Canon probably will struggle to keep up with demand in the beginning.

I think this could also make sense in terms of Canons DSLR lineup. There will probably be an entry level FF to compete with Nikons rumored D600. 5D2/5D3 sensor in a 60D or 7D type body at 1700-2000$ maybe. If so theres really no room for anything in between to compete with the high MP D800. Above a possible $3000 price point for the 5D3, there is room for a high MP camera (3D?) before the 1DX at $6800. Problem with this is: how could Canon send former 1Ds3 users to a cheaper 1DX or "3D"?

Will we see a $9999 "1Ds4" 40MP MF competitor?
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Re: 5D3 price drop?
« Reply #64 on: May 06, 2012, 04:04:58 PM »
Probably not ... currently it more looks like Nikon will adjust the price of the D800/E upwards
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Re: 5D3 price drop?
« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2012, 04:11:03 PM »
It usually happens after about a year or more.  Right now, they can't make enough to fill existing orders.

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Re: 5D3 price drop?
« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2012, 04:54:09 PM »
Could we expect a price drop for the 5D3 ...

When demand is low enough, yes. Pony up or wait an indeterminate amount of time, I'm afraid. Maybe it'll be 6 months, maybe it'll be 18.

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Re: 5D3 price drop?
« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2012, 06:55:31 PM »
5DIII has already dropped £350 in the UK (over $500)

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Re: 5D3 price drop?
« Reply #68 on: May 06, 2012, 07:05:30 PM »
5DIII has already dropped £350 in the UK (over $500)

What? Where? As far as I've seen it's £3k and always has been (body).

Source: http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod2676.html
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Re: 5D3 price drop?
« Reply #69 on: May 06, 2012, 07:18:58 PM »
5DIII has already dropped £350 in the UK (over $500)

What? Where? As far as I've seen it's £3k and always has been (body).

Source: http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod2676.html

Kerso on eBay (Aberdeen Cameras) are selling themfor £2639 - currently out of stock though

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/FLASH-CAMERA/DIGITAL-CAMERAS-/_i.html?_fsub=3&_sid=5873291&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

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Re: 5D3 price drop?
« Reply #70 on: May 07, 2012, 12:41:00 AM »
Probably not ... currently it more looks like Nikon will adjust the price of the D800/E upwards

That would be my guess as well, especially considering how big the demand and how small the supply has been for the D800. Would I be happy if the 5DIII were $500 cheaper? Of course! Am I willing to be without the substantial improvements the 5DIII offers, for months or years, just in case the Canon decides to lower the price a few hundred bucks? Hell no :) The more I use this thing, the more I like it.
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Re: 5D3 price drop?
« Reply #71 on: May 07, 2012, 06:26:29 AM »
Kerso on eBay (Aberdeen Cameras) are selling themfor £2639 - currently out of stock though

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/FLASH-CAMERA/DIGITAL-CAMERAS-/_i.html?_fsub=3&_sid=5873291&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

They are reputable dealers - email to find out next deliveries

While I don't disagree that they are reputable dealers, Kerso (Flash Camera) deal with USA imports. I could import it myself from B&H, paying all of the import duty up front to B&H, for $4,336.57 (£2,680).  So this doesn't constitute a real price drop.  It comes with a Canon USA warranty which is apparently "valid in all of Europe with UK invoice provided."  Personally I'd rather not take that risk on a camera body (lenses, with international warranties, sure) and pay the extra to have EU consumer law on my side.  If you're keen to import a body, DigitalRev are reputable and are selling it even cheaper again.

(Also, when my 5D Mark III bodies are out of stock I sell them for £2,000  :P)

In summary... it's still £3k in the UK.

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Re: 5D3 price drop?
« Reply #72 on: May 07, 2012, 09:03:25 AM »
Kerso on eBay (Aberdeen Cameras) are selling themfor £2639 - currently out of stock though

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/FLASH-CAMERA/DIGITAL-CAMERAS-/_i.html?_fsub=3&_sid=5873291&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

They are reputable dealers - email to find out next deliveries


While I don't disagree that they are reputable dealers, Kerso (Flash Camera) deal with USA imports. I could import it myself from B&H, paying all of the import duty up front to B&H, for $4,336.57 (£2,680).  So this doesn't constitute a real price drop.  It comes with a Canon USA warranty which is apparently "valid in all of Europe with UK invoice provided."  Personally I'd rather not take that risk on a camera body (lenses, with international warranties, sure) and pay the extra to have EU consumer law on my side.  If you're keen to import a body, DigitalRev are reputable and are selling it even cheaper again.

(Also, when my 5D Mark III bodies are out of stock I sell them for £2,000  :P)

In summary... it's still £3k in the UK.

First - lets get the consumer law straight. You are covered as the camera is bought from a UK shop.

Second - Digital Rev do not pay the duty for you and they are a HK based company

So the £3k comes from the official importers, £2.6 from the unofficial company. No difference in warantees.

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Re: 5D3 price drop?
« Reply #72 on: May 07, 2012, 09:03:25 AM »

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Re: 5D3 price drop?
« Reply #73 on: May 07, 2012, 09:45:31 AM »
First - lets get the consumer law straight. You are covered as the camera is bought from a UK shop.
Fair enough.

Second - Digital Rev do not pay the duty for you and they are a HK based company

Actually...


The price includes import duty.  Digital Rev also provide their own 1 year warranty at service centres within the UK.  For now I will leave my pre-order at Park Cameras as it is... although I am warming to the idea of Flash Camera if Canon UK really will honour the warranty.

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Re: 5D3 price drop?
« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2012, 10:32:28 AM »
The price in Australia dropped 3 days after introduction from 4200 AUD to 3999 AUD.
Grey- grey-white about 3500. Consider the price of the 1Dx if this is still too high...
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