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jasondenham

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5D classic intro price? $3299.95?
« on: March 20, 2012, 12:16:03 AM »
Looking through old magazines the other day--November '05 Outdoor Photog--and see an ad for the 5D classic--$3299,95!  Was that the price they originally went for?  Make the III seem a bit more tolerable...


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5D classic intro price? $3299.95?
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Re: 5D classic intro price? $3299.95?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 12:51:03 AM »
Yes, the 5DII was cheaper, but the classic not.

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Re: 5D classic intro price? $3299.95?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 12:59:44 AM »
Now look up prices for the first betamax video recorders :P

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Re: 5D classic intro price? $3299.95?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 01:18:46 AM »
Was that the price they originally went for? 

Yes, it was.
The 5D didn't hold its price like the 5DII, though.
In 2008, the 5D could be bought for $1700.
That's an almost 50% drop in three years.
Hopefully the 5DIII price will follow suit  ::) 8).
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Re: 5D classic intro price? $3299.95?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 12:12:14 PM »
Looking through old magazines the other day--November '05 Outdoor Photog--and see an ad for the 5D classic--$3299,95!  Was that the price they originally went for?  Make the III seem a bit more tolerable...

That sounds about right. Considering that the only other full-frame body at the time was $8,000, everyone thought the 5D was a bargain at $3,300.

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Re: 5D classic intro price? $3299.95?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 12:23:35 PM »
At the time of the 5D classic the market was completely different.

I don't think you should take that as an example of what will be happening with the 5D Mark III.

The 5D Mark III is going to retain that MSRP for quite some time and may drop 10-15% max over time.

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Re: 5D classic intro price? $3299.95?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 12:23:35 PM »