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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #195 on: August 01, 2012, 08:34:13 PM »
Hi freeman,

If you are based in US, I would recommend buying the product from http://www.bhphotovideo.com.

I bought two cameras last fall 7D and 5D from them, they did price match for me for the price drop within one or two weeks. and also as long as you don't click more than 200 frames , you can always return camera for full refund or ask for price match.....

Price match was 90 $ for each camera. they refunded  me 180 $
Also follow them in facebook , they always update facebook for pricedrops.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #195 on: August 01, 2012, 08:34:13 PM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #196 on: August 03, 2012, 05:37:57 PM »
Abes of Maine:  3199 USD  free shipping
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« Reply #197 on: August 03, 2012, 05:49:03 PM »
Dropped in the NL from ~€3500 via €3250 after introduction  to €2860. Another pricedrop like that and it becomes interesting for me.

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« Reply #198 on: August 04, 2012, 03:10:50 AM »
Dropped in the NL from ~€3500 via €3250 after introduction  to €2860. Another pricedrop like that and it becomes interesting for me.

It is getting to the point where it is worth a cheap day to the mainland to get the booze and a 5DIII. EU has dropped alot against the UKP

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #199 on: August 16, 2012, 09:55:27 AM »
I guess all bodies with the light leakage issue dropped in price. So one can find a body for $3000 in US online.
However, B&H sells newer version and the price is as of today $3500.
Cheaper version: 5260A002
B&H verision: 5260B002

Not 100% sure, but pretty much convinced about the statements above.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #200 on: August 16, 2012, 10:06:31 AM »
I guess all bodies with the light leakage issue dropped in price. So one can find a body for $3000 in US online.
However, B&H sells newer version and the price is as of today $35000.
Cheaper version: 5260A002
B&H verision: 5260B002

Not 100% sure, but pretty much convinced about the statements above.

Another B&H ripoff... there must be a $31,500 rebate coming from Canon soon.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #201 on: August 16, 2012, 10:18:16 AM »
Calumet.nl has it for € 2700 now.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #201 on: August 16, 2012, 10:18:16 AM »

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« Reply #202 on: August 16, 2012, 11:05:51 AM »
I already bought my MK3 for 3099$.  8)

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #203 on: August 16, 2012, 10:03:41 PM »
Abes of Maine:  3199 USD  free shipping

yes...i noticed this yesterday....abe's, $3200 for the 5d3.  I've bought from them and had good experience.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #204 on: August 17, 2012, 04:01:36 AM »
I should have waited to purchase mine smh. The price of this camera seems to be dropping quicker than a brand new vehicle. Almost 15% since release.
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #205 on: August 18, 2012, 10:43:54 AM »
I should have waited to purchase mine smh. The price of this camera seems to be dropping quicker than a brand new vehicle. Almost 15% since release.

And since the 6d "entry ff" rumor imho the 5d3 will continue to drop, since a lot of people wanting a ff body but not the old 5d2 will stop buying the 5d3. The early adopters willing to pay no matter what now have got it, so that's it for the $3500 price tag.

The 5d3 be very good for some applications (wedding/event). But many folks don't need the added gimmicks but are set back by the lack of sensor improvement over the 5d2.

And the one thing really setting the 5d3 apart from the competition is the af - but it's a mixed bag even apart from the af point highlight problem in servo: few people need this massive af point coverage, but might do better with less af points that are geared for non-f2.8 lenses, too (even my 60d has cross points on the side for the 70-300L, the 5d3 puts it in a group with only horizontal points to the sides).

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #206 on: August 18, 2012, 10:47:17 AM »
The Dutch shopowners must read this thread. Three days ago the price was around 2858 euro. Now it is up to 2999 euro !!!
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #207 on: August 18, 2012, 11:37:56 AM »
I should have waited to purchase mine smh. The price of this camera seems to be dropping quicker than a brand new vehicle. Almost 15% since release.

And since the 6d "entry ff" rumor imho the 5d3 will continue to drop, since a lot of people wanting a ff body but not the old 5d2 will stop buying the 5d3. The early adopters willing to pay no matter what now have got it, so that's it for the $3500 price tag.

The 5d3 be very good for some applications (wedding/event). But many folks don't need the added gimmicks but are set back by the lack of sensor improvement over the 5d2.

And the one thing really setting the 5d3 apart from the competition is the af - but it's a mixed bag even apart from the af point highlight problem in servo: few people need this massive af point coverage, but might do better with less af points that are geared for non-f2.8 lenses, too (even my 60d has cross points on the side for the 70-300L, the 5d3 puts it in a group with only horizontal points to the sides).

The main advantage I see with the 5D3 over the 5D2 is the auto ISO in manual mode and this has really made it more of a sports camera now than just a wedding/portrait camera.  You can now shoot sports with spot metering with a fixed aperture and minimum shutter speed.  This would be unheard of with a 5D2.  The AF sensor issue you talk about is true, don't get me wrong, but there are far less total AF points on the 60D and 5D2 that those cameras don't really factor into serious sports shooters' thoughts.  In other words, the 60D does offer those points on the edge, but the 60D has less accessable points overall.  Also, the "sides" of the 60D's fram is also 1.6x the distance of the sides of the 5D3.  None of the advantages of the 5D3 over the 5D2 are gimmicks at all if you need the 5D3 for things that the 5D2 can't do.  It's a matter of what YOU need the camera for.  If I were only doing weddings, I probably wouldn't have spent the money on the 5D3 and just had a pair of 5D2's, to be quite honest with you.

My point is this.  If we would see a 6D or something come out, it is very difficult to predict what type of camera it will be.  Could it be an 18 MP APS-C camera?  Sure, but maybe it will have an auto ISO in manual mode as well.  Sort of an APS-C 5D Mark III with 18 MP?  Or not.  Who knows. 
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #207 on: August 18, 2012, 11:37:56 AM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #208 on: August 18, 2012, 05:02:24 PM »
The main advantage I see with the 5D3 over the 5D2 is the auto ISO in manual mode and this has really made it more of a sports camera now than just a wedding/portrait camera.  You can now shoot sports with spot metering with a fixed aperture and minimum shutter speed.  This would be unheard of with a 5D2.

... of course Canon is just catching up with the crop cameras 60d, 7d etc there - I'm sure all upcoming Canon dslrs will have it.

The AF sensor issue you talk about is true, don't get me wrong, but there are far less total AF points on the 60D and 5D2 that those cameras don't really factor into serious sports shooters' thoughts.

Absolutely, the 60d just sucks at servo af, zero customization and little number of af points - but for amateur sports shooting many people will get a 7d due to the crop factor (= cheaper lenses), and pros probably will use the 1dx (faster, more precise af than 5d3) or 1d4 (1.3x crop). That's why I don't have the 5d3 in mind as a "sports" camera at all, but of course it's very usable for this purpose.

My point is this.  If we would see a 6D or something come out, it is very difficult to predict what type of camera it will be.

The 6d will be placed as a Nikon d600 competition and as a more modern 5d2 replacement. And there will be a 6d, because it is a real novelty to keep the predecessor 5d2 alive alongside the successor. And Canon won't get away with their cheapest ff body priced as the 5d3 is now, the market pressure from below is just too high: If you can get very cheap bodies with the current 18mp aps-c sensor, only a few bird or budget sports shooters would buy a updated premium aps-c body.

Given that, imho the 6d won't be a surprise: 5d3 sensor, less sturdy body, slower fps, single card, less af points & cut servo af firmware, maybe swivel screen and no joystick but a multicontroller like on the 60d. And a lot of tiny hidden annoyances placed there by Canon marketing to make you with for a 5d3 :-o ... but anyway for under $2000, it'll sell just fine.

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #209 on: August 18, 2012, 06:23:36 PM »
Calumet.nl has it for € 2700 now.

2999  now  >:(

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