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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2012, 11:37:53 AM »
Neuro, I'd +1 ya...butttttt ;)
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2012, 12:26:16 PM »
This price slide only makes sense. I guess they figured that the first wave of buyers who are ready to pay whatever for the "latest and greatest" is now depleting, the 800 is getting more in stock and its bugs are being taken care of, so its time to move on with getting the price down to the actual market value.

Canon could make a bigger splash in consumer world with original MSRP of MKIII under $3K, with MKII as an entry level body for another year and with $3800 high megapix model. Instead they decided to milk a certain consumer group and only after that to adjust the price. Disgusting but quite predictable corporate practice.

Personally, I'm waiting for the 800 price slide.  Just a thought of having a 36MP body with high DR for studio work for around $2700 makes me hyper.  ;D

You won't see any difference in IQ among the D800, 5D Mark III, or 5D Mark II.  You're paying for larger files is all.  Especially so for studio/portrait work.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2012, 01:24:40 PM »
Some people are selling new 5D3 on craigslist in bay area about 3K.  It looks like a deal for me.  Does anyone has experiences buying camera from craigslist?  Any concern and Canon warranty issue?

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So If I were to put up my 4 month old 5d3 on CL, I's probably get $2800 for it if new ones are going for 3000, thats a $700 loss in 4 months...  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2012, 02:24:14 PM »
Called. Since I'm within 30 days they refunded the difference from 3484. Awesome. This is why you buy from BH...

I did this also.  Bought mine from B&H less than 2 weeks ago for $3484.  Called and they said it's within their 30day price match guarantee period so they refunded the difference to bring my cost down to the current $3349.  Thumbs up to B&H  :D

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2012, 03:18:01 PM »
I knew I should have waited  >:(
I've even seen it as low as 2800.
A canon authorized dealer were selling them not too long ago on ebay with the battery grip and memory card for 3200 and change SMH.

such a huge price drop in such short time. I really wish I would have waited.
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2012, 06:52:04 PM »
I knew I should have waited  >:(
I've even seen it as low as 2800.
A canon authorized dealer were selling them not too long ago on ebay with the battery grip and memory card for 3200 and change SMH.

such a huge price drop in such short time. I really wish I would have waited.
WOW!  5D3 for 2.8K from authorized dealer.
3K is good for me already.  I actually just want to know if the warranty can be transferred if I buy a new 5D3 from CL.  2.8K surely is even better.  How can I find those kind good deals?
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2012, 11:25:23 PM »
I knew I should have waited  >:(
I've even seen it as low as 2800.
A canon authorized dealer were selling them not too long ago on ebay with the battery grip and memory card for 3200 and change SMH.

such a huge price drop in such short time. I really wish I would have waited.
Well go figure.

Everyone should have waited! It was obvious from the start that the 5D3 was heavily overpriced, and that a significant price drop could happen at any time. If more people could have held off their purchase, the price drop would have come even faster!

This fall the 5D3 will be down under 3k everywhere. By November / December it will be around 2750.

I'm glad I waited. What is the hurry anyway?
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2012, 11:33:17 PM »
Looks like the price drop was just temporary:  the prices at B&H and Adorama are back to the original $3499.  :(

Best Buy still has it listed "on sale" at $3,349.

A place in Monsey, NY called Profeel Marketing Inc. (an authorized Canon Dealer -- I looked it up!) has it on their eBay site (PMI Digital) for just $3,199.75.  Anyone ever dealt with them?

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2012, 05:27:23 AM »
The Imaging World in Brooklyn has or had the 5D Mark III for $3100.   They had the deal through ebay and perhaps direct as well, not sure....  I think that they're an authorized dealer.  I bought my 1D Mark IV and a lens or two from them a while back, I've been pleased.  They did want an outrageous sum for a 1Dx, however, I went elsewhere for that.... 
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2012, 10:11:27 AM »
some of the cheaper 5d3 on ebay have the serial numbers that are affected by the light leaking issue

perhaps bh was trying to sell all the affected units at lower price?
or because most professional have already bought it for this wedding season so the sale was bad hance the quick sale for ones that wanted buy it but ... damn... dont want to pay that much

5d3 over priced? and who doesnt want it to be cheaper? most wedding and event photographers would rather have better lowlight ability than higher resolution.
the ability to use 12800iso confidently in a professional situation really really open up new possibilities!
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2012, 12:49:46 PM »
some of the cheaper 5d3 on ebay have the serial numbers that are affected by the light leaking issue

perhaps bh was trying to sell all the affected units at lower price?
or because most professional have already bought it for this wedding season so the sale was bad hance the quick sale for ones that wanted buy it but ... damn... dont want to pay that much

5d3 over priced? and who doesnt want it to be cheaper? most wedding and event photographers would rather have better lowlight ability than higher resolution.
the ability to use 12800iso confidently in a professional situation really really open up new possibilities!
Honestly light leaking is not a big issue.  I think that was discussed here before and most people do not care about that.  If I can get a new one for about 3K from authorized dealer, I would like to get one now.  I saw 3K deal for new 5D3 on Craigslist and that was really attractive.  However, I don't know if the warranty can be transferred to me or not.  Any advise?
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2012, 02:14:20 PM »
!!HIDDEN!! price drop (sale special price?) at Beach Camera via Amazon.

5D Mark III with SanDisk Extreme 32 Gb SD card - $3,399.

The 5D3 alone is still at $3499, and the kit above is also $3499 direct from Beach.

http://www.amazon.com/5D-Mark-III-Digital-Extreme/dp/B007Q1FFI8/ref=sr_1_14?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1343844692&sr=1-14&keywords=5d+mark+iii

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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2012, 04:13:53 PM »
I saw 3K deal for new 5D3 on Craigslist and that was really attractive.  However, I don't know if the warranty can be transferred to me or not.  Any advise?

Cliff that's a great question.  I've been wondering if a Canon warranty can be transferred from the original buyer to another person.  Does anyone know?  Maybe Mt. Spokane knows?
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2012, 01:23:17 PM »
Has anybody bought one of these cheaper cameras?
Any new rumors about the price drop? 3000 would be acceptable price for me.
When do usually Christmas rebates kick off?
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Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2012, 01:43:09 PM »
Has anybody bought one of these cheaper cameras?
Any new rumors about the price drop? 3000 would be acceptable price for me.
When do usually Christmas rebates kick off?

I got mine a month ago from J&R for $3244.  According to the serial number, it was not one of ones with the 'light leak issue.'
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