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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #195 on: August 01, 2012, 03:44:05 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...

I regularly check Canon Pricewatch and PMI (profeel) has had the 5D MkIII on sale (FleaBay) for 3,199.75 for a couple weeks.

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Re: Mark III price dropping
« Reply #195 on: August 01, 2012, 03:44:05 AM »

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #196 on: August 01, 2012, 05:19:31 PM »
Freeman, I was just going to make that exact post.  You beat me to it!
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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #197 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 #198 on: August 03, 2012, 05:37:57 PM »
Abes of Maine:  3199 USD  free shipping
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« Reply #199 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 #200 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 #201 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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« Reply #202 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 $31,500 rebate coming from Canon soon.
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« Reply #203 on: August 16, 2012, 10:18:16 AM »
Calumet.nl has it for € 2700 now.
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« Reply #204 on: August 16, 2012, 11:05:51 AM »
I already bought my MK3 for 3099$.  8)

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Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« Reply #205 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 #206 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 #207 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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« Reply #208 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 #209 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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« Reply #209 on: August 18, 2012, 11:37:56 AM »