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Hill Benson

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #165 on: July 20, 2012, 04:07:37 AM »
Today at amazon: body only in stock for $3349 with free shipping, kit backordered but listed at $4099




And about my 5D2 vs 5D3 decision: I woulnd't hold the 5D2 for 5 years, just one or two. Over that period, I think the 5D3 will fall in price faster than the 5D2. Because the D800 is a lot better and is selling for $3000.
(If it doesn't, I'll just wait for the next generation, for me the 5D3 is not worth a $1500 premium over the 5D2; also, I've decided to wait for the next generation before switching brands: anybody can have a mishap...)
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cheers for posting that vid, I got a good laugh out of that
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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #165 on: July 20, 2012, 04:07:37 AM »

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #166 on: July 20, 2012, 04:09:36 AM »
Not for long, I think it will be around $3000. Do you think that is a fair price for a 5D III?
A fair price for the 5D3 is around $2800.

I would gladly pay $3500 or more, if the 5D3 offered a bump in IQ, resolution and DR.

You know.. like the D800 does..  :-X
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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #167 on: July 20, 2012, 05:45:20 AM »
Today at amazon: body only in stock for $3349 with free shipping, kit backordered but listed at $4099




And about my 5D2 vs 5D3 decision: I woulnd't hold the 5D2 for 5 years, just one or two. Over that period, I think the 5D3 will fall in price faster than the 5D2. Because the D800 is a lot better and is selling for $3000.
(If it doesn't, I'll just wait for the next generation, for me the 5D3 is not worth a $1500 premium over the 5D2; also, I've decided to wait for the next generation before switching brands: anybody can have a mishap...)
also:  Canon 5D vs 1D

That's a funny video..."yeah, but I've got a 1d"?.

also, when I finished that video on YouTube, i noticed on the same page there was a hilarious video of Ricky gervais and Gordon Ramsey that's worth watching....gervais is a comic genius
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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #168 on: July 20, 2012, 10:46:47 AM »
Not for long, I think it will be around $3000. Do you think that is a fair price for a 5D III?
A fair price for the 5D3 is around $2800.

I would gladly pay $3500 or more, if the 5D3 offered a bump in IQ, resolution and DR.

You know.. like the D800 does..  :-X

I gladly did pay $3500 for awesome AF, high ISO and a great all-around camera...which the D800 isn't.
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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #169 on: July 20, 2012, 11:10:35 AM »
Not for long, I think it will be around $3000. Do you think that is a fair price for a 5D III?
A fair price for the 5D3 is around $2800.

I would gladly pay $3500 or more, if the 5D3 offered a bump in IQ, resolution and DR.

You know.. like the D800 does..  :-X

Have you ever put your hands on these cameras & do side by side comparision?

Why not jump to D800 while it has better IQ, resolution and DR? Why wait for 5D III to come down?

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #170 on: July 20, 2012, 11:12:48 AM »
I'd be interested to know how many of the mk3 bashers here actually own or have used one?  Just saying
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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #171 on: July 20, 2012, 12:36:25 PM »
I'd be interested to know how many of the mk3 bashers here actually own or have used one?  Just saying

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #171 on: July 20, 2012, 12:36:25 PM »

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #172 on: July 20, 2012, 12:58:22 PM »
The Best Price Photo 5D III has the USA Warranty.

http://bestpricephoto.com/h/product_info.php/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-digital-camera-body-only-p-20686?zmap=20686&zmac=3&zmas=1&zmam=80512835&csv=bz&osCsid=f1ce6fc64f51a13746d17ea1bf19da5b

If bestpricephoto.com was Canon authorized dealer, I would jump in for 2900.  You don't really get warranty from Canon if you buy it from a non-authorized dealer.
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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #173 on: July 20, 2012, 01:30:32 PM »
Doesn't matter where you buy, it's still an inventory unit produced by Canon.  They get their markup from the
initial sale to a distributor, to a dealer or direct channel (where they get the dealer's share also).  The pricing
on the 5DMkIII is Canon's call - but a Nikon 800 at $2999 is appealing to a number of current Canon  users.
As Canon releases more MarkII lenses with a 100% price increase from the "older" models - buying all new
lenses for an 800 is not as terrifying as it once was (and still is!),

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #174 on: July 20, 2012, 10:36:21 PM »
Well, i just got my 3,099$ mk3 from evil bay. Shot some High ISo B&W's to see the cameras limits and was just blown away. Usable 51,200 ISO compared to 6400 on the 7D! Just shocked. :o

Good enough for a 4x6 print and thats fine for ISO 51,200!

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #175 on: July 20, 2012, 11:15:16 PM »
Doesn't matter where you buy, it's still an inventory unit produced by Canon.  They get their markup from the
initial sale to a distributor, to a dealer or direct channel (where they get the dealer's share also).  The pricing
on the 5DMkIII is Canon's call - but a Nikon 800 at $2999 is appealing to a number of current Canon  users.
As Canon releases more MarkII lenses with a 100% price increase from the "older" models - buying all new
lenses for an 800 is not as terrifying as it once was (and still is!),

totally agree with you on your points.
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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #176 on: July 20, 2012, 11:34:36 PM »
The Best Price Photo 5D III has the USA Warranty.

http://bestpricephoto.com/h/product_info.php/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-digital-camera-body-only-p-20686?zmap=20686&zmac=3&zmas=1&zmam=80512835&csv=bz&osCsid=f1ce6fc64f51a13746d17ea1bf19da5b

If bestpricephoto.com was Canon authorized dealer, I would jump in for 2900.  You don't really get warranty from Canon if you buy it from a non-authorized dealer.

I sent these guys an email about 24 hours ago asking about the warranty situation.  No answer yet.  Bet I don't get one.
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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #177 on: July 26, 2012, 11:27:15 PM »
I was all set to buy the 5DIII from B&H for $3350, but it's back to $3500 now for some reason. Amazon is back to $3500 now too. What gives? I'm definitely not buying it without the warranty. Anybody know another place to get it for around the $3350 mark that is authorized by Canon?

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #177 on: July 26, 2012, 11:27:15 PM »

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #178 on: July 26, 2012, 11:40:30 PM »
I was all set to buy the 5DIII from B&H for $3350, but it's back to $3500 now for some reason. Amazon is back to $3500 now too. What gives? I'm definitely not buying it without the warranty. Anybody know another place to get it for around the $3350 mark that is authorized by Canon?

$3350 vs. $3500.  That $150 concern will be dispelled quickly once you begin shooting with your 5D Mark III.  I guarantee it (just like the guy on the Burlington Coat Factory commercial).
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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #179 on: July 27, 2012, 12:34:08 AM »
^ I'm on a budget - kind of. I sold my 5DII already and the funds should clear tomorrow, but I had all my finances worked out to the dollar to get the MKIII and then I saw that it went back to $3500. I know in the grand scheme it's not that much, but $150 bucks is $150 bucks! That's spending/food money for a week+, or half a BGE11 grip in my mind. I just don't get why they would go back to the original price after lowering it. It's not like they even declared a sale until a specific day. it was just randomly lowered for a week and then put back. It was really bizarre and I don't want to order and then see it back to $3350 in a day or two and be all pissed at myself for it. Same thing happened at Amazon for whatever reason. It's like they know most people get paid on Friday so they are gonna raise it again? It's gotta be some kind of cruel joke or something...

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #179 on: July 27, 2012, 12:34:08 AM »