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Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« on: May 08, 2012, 03:38:06 AM »
Hi,

What is the best place to buy a 5D Mark III right now? I know Canon has start shipping after the light leak fix and I know some are getting their cameras already.

Anybody out there just placed order recently and received the camera already? If so, where did you buy it from? If pre-ordered, how long is the wait? Adorama? Amazon? or BH?

Thanks guys, trying to get one but not sure where to order it from.
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Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 02:55:51 PM »
I'm also ready to pull the trigger  :)   

The first to have it in stock wins!
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Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 03:34:13 PM »
I ordered from B&H yesterday and have a feeling like I will be waiting forever the cheapest place that actually has them in stock is DigitalRev which are known more for their youtube videos, the cost in US is 3599.... You would think Canon would have stock...lol
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 03:41:04 PM »
If you don't mind paying about $117 extra, you can get it from eBay, US seller shipping from US - No TAX except NJ.
With eBucks you get $72, which almost cancels the difference.
BigValueInc has the body in stock. They posted it on ebay today if I'm not mistaken. They have about 100 of them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221018005874?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_6499wt_1071

I'm waiting because I have a felling more sellers are going to have stock this week.

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Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 04:13:20 PM »
The only places worth considering are B&H, Amazon, Adorama, and your local pro shop (if you have one). The latter will be the most expensive (because of the local taxes), but, if you build a relationship with them, they'll get you on their own waiting list and you'll know exactly what to expect.

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Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 05:05:38 PM »
I've personally been buying from this store since the mid 70's.  I got the Canon 5D Mark iii with kit lens for $4169 $130 less than all other retail stores through the sales rep named August.  They are in NYC and their number is:  800-806-1115.  I had asked August if it were OK to publish the price he afforded me on this web site and he had said OK.  His extension is 1041 but you will need to ask for him personally.

In addition, J&R just posted a $400 american express rebate when you buy this camera with a PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Printer.  The printer is $299 so you actually can make an extra $100 in savings after you mail in the rebate.
http://www.jr.com/media/Rebates/Cameras_and_Optics/Digital_Cameras/Digital_SLR/CAN16_20120630_v1_m56577569837396699.pdf]Link to rebate:  [url]http://www.jr.com/media/Rebates/Cameras_and_Optics/Digital_Cameras/Digital_SLR/CAN16_20120630_v1_m56577569837396699.pdf[/url]

Hope that helps everyone.
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Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 05:23:06 PM »
I bought mine from Cardinal Camera in PA (cardinalcamera.com).  I looked everywhere in New England and saw them mentioned on dpreview. They had one kit in stock when I called and I snagged it.  It's en route now and should be here Wed/Thurs.
I spoke to Mike at the Montgomery Mall store today [(215) 368-9786] to get the tracking info and he told me they are getting a shipment of 25 bodies/kits this week.  He had read me the serial for mine on Monday and it ended with a '3'.
I can't vouch for them until I get my camera but they were incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and have 11 stores throughout PA.

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Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2012, 02:48:55 AM »
onecall.com seems to have the 5DMIII (bodies only) in stock.  ;D

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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 07:24:20 AM »
Bought mine over the weekend from 42photo.com with the 24-105L lens for $4,200 and it's scheduled for delivery from UPS tomorrow, 5/10/12.  They definitely have stock of both bodies only and kits.

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Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 09:58:08 AM »
I've personally been buying from this store since the mid 70's.  I got the Canon 5D Mark iii with kit lens for $4169 $130 less than all other retail stores through the sales rep named August.  They are in NYC and their number is:  800-806-1115.  I had asked August if it were OK to publish the price he afforded me on this web site and he had said OK.  His extension is 1041 but you will need to ask for him personally.

In addition, J&R just posted a $400 american express rebate when you buy this camera with a PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Printer.  The printer is $299 so you actually can make an extra $100 in savings after you mail in the rebate.
Link to rebate:  http://www.jr.com/media/Rebates/Cameras_and_Optics/Digital_Cameras/Digital_SLR/CAN16_20120630_v1_m56577569837396699.pdf

Hope that helps everyone.

Revup67 - Thank you for the info. $130 less will be one of the cheapest (non-wholesale) prices you will find for the kit. However, the printer deal mentioned is inaccurate. The printer is $499. It is $299 after the $200 rebate. If you buy the dslr kit then only you get the $400 rebate, but at that point you are paying $99 for the Printer.
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Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 12:23:08 PM »
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Revup67 - Thank you for the info. $130 less will be one of the cheapest (non-wholesale) prices you will find for the kit. However, the printer deal mentioned is inaccurate. The printer is $499. It is $299 after the $200 rebate. If you buy the dslr kit then only you get the $400 rebate, but at that point you are paying $99 for the Printer.

Yes you are correct - thanks for pointing that out but also it is $99 after the $400 rebate is mailed in.  This becomes available when you buy it with the camera.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2012, 12:26:18 PM by revup67 »
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Re: Best place to buy 5D Mark III
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2012, 12:39:49 PM »
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I ordered from B&H yesterday and have a feeling like I will be waiting forever the cheapest place that actually has them in stock is DigitalRev which are known more for their youtube videos, the cost in US is 3599.... You would think Canon would have stock...lol]I ordered from B&H yesterday and have a feeling like I will be waiting forever the cheapest place that actually has them in stock is DigitalRev which are known more for their youtube videos, the cost in US is 3599.... You would think Canon would have stock...lol

Be careful with DigitalRev.  If memory serves me correctly they are in China.  I recall this from seeing their ads on Ebay.  Also note, more important is their warranty:  http://www.digitalrev.com/help/worldwide-local-warranty/NDMzNTc5MQ_A_A . If you are in the US or Canada you want to make sure you get a North American warranty that physically states US and Canada - accept no other as Canon will not repair your product should it fail.  I called and verified this back in 2010 with Canon support.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2012, 11:24:55 PM by revup67 »
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2012, 01:58:39 PM »
ABT has stock as well (TAX in IL, IN, MI, WI).

I ended up ordering from Beach Camera. Hope they ship it soon.

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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2012, 03:14:25 PM »
ABT has stock as well (TAX in IL, IN, MI, WI).

I ended up ordering from Beach Camera. Hope they ship it soon.

Never heard of Beach Camera are they pretty reliable? They seem to have a good deal on the 5D MK III bundle with 32gb SD card a 580EX II, 24-105mm and a camera bag. But I think they are also out of stock w/ 5d3. I put an order on adorama they said in a few days they'll get shipment but no exact date.

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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2012, 06:26:05 PM »
I'm looking to maybe go with Crutchfield....to get their rewards points (will be like $230 worth with purchase of mk3 kit and a prime lens)....free shipping...and they offer 12 mo interest free financing.

You can get the 12 mos interest free at amazon.com......but the rewards points are leaning me to crutchfield.

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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2012, 06:26:05 PM »