I used to be a big fan of Canon camera. Recently I actually have stopped my Canon upgrade after I see 3.5K 5D3 and 2.3K 24-70mm MK2. I might really switch to Nikon if Canon still tries to make more money from its royal customer.Go for it... no ones holding you back
Of course this is the message of the day in a Canon enthusiast forum, if people aren't prepared to pay $3500 for an up-to date camera body, it's their own fault. But seriously, if there aren't any hidden drawbacks and the price would be indeed around $1500, Canon is toast in the mid-range segment, and rightly so.
The 5d2 with its af isn't comparable, though it runs magic lantern which is the reason I got a Canon dslr in the first place. I'm holding back any further Canon purchases until the very moment I really need them to see what Canon does next.
We all want both Canon and Nikon make better and cheaper cameras for us. Don't be so childish.
I am OK with a 3.5K 5D3. It's absolutely amazing. A 2.3K 24-70 is a little too much. Actually it does not appear that you have invested a lot on Canon's glass. Those amazing lenses have very good resale values. Maybe it's time to switch to D800. Or you can give the 5d3 a try first. It's amazing.
spoken like a true fanboy!
so, you are saying the D600 with those specs at under $1500 is NOT worth, but the Canon 5D MKIII at more than double the price, $3500 is worth it?
spoken like a true fanboy!
Marsu, you're missing the point. It's not that i'm being a canon enthusiast or fanboy or any other name you wish to bestow on me. I'm also not saying its anyones fault for not being able to afford the camera. Heck, at the initial release, I didn't have the extra grand needed to make the purchase, but I worked hard, shot a few more big jobs, got the money and now it's mine. Is the 5d3 overpriced? I suppose you could say that. Is the 1dx overpriced? Hell yeah. Is the 1dx and 5d3 worth every penny? If you do this for a living, yes, if not, then only you can answer. I dont begrudge anyone who wants to buy a 1d series, a 5d series, or heck, anyone to move over to nikon and visa versa. it is what it is. But to post crying like a crybaby "whaaaa the camera of my dreams is out of my price range and budget and i'm so disappointed that i may jump to nikon"... who cares? Frankly after reading this forum for the last few months I'm sickened by some of the gripes... The LCD light leak.. the 5d2 had it, 40D had it, and yet NO ONE GRIPED until this camera... Now people are griping about the black AF points in the VF... it was in the 7d and granted the 19 AF were slightly bigger and spread out compared to the clustered 61 points, but I cant recall a time where I ever lost a shot because I couldn't tell or know where the AF points were... Heck, even the user manual says, depending on the mode and case scenario you have it set at, the camera will track your subject outside of the AF points should it move outside... All this whining and griping about old old issues that never seemed to affect people with older cameras just seems ridiculous to me. To gripe about the camera being more money than nikons is as ridiculous as well. It's like a guy wanting to buy a new ford f250 griping that the Dodge ram is a few thousand cheaper... Buy it, dont buy it, switch, or wait for rebates and save up in the interim. Those are your 4 options. I'm not trying to sound elitist, or a jerk, but seriously griping just for the sake of griping... makes me think we as photographers have gotten spoiled or feel entitled somehow or there's a like of nikon fanboys in canon's clothing here. Of course I'd love the 1dx at a $3000 price point but it's not going to happen.