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For those whose paid full price on 5D III, how do you feel about the 5D III price drop at Adorama Ebay store?

I'll go first. I'm one of the millions people placed a pre-order right after the announcement - YES the very 1st patch with "light leak"  ;D ;D issues....I have mixed feeling for Canon when I saw the price drop.

 First, I'm happy for those jumped on this deal for $2749 from an AUTHORIZED DEALER with full 1 year US warranty. I would do the same - TRUST ME.

Second, this is just me - Canon allows or accepts the price drop nearly 25% on a 6 months old body....THAT IS NOT RIGHT. This is a lesson & learn for me.

Am I going to place another pre-order with Canon in the future????  am I going to continuous with Canon products??? Time will tell.

What about you? how do you feel?

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I don't care.  I've been using mine heavily since April and so in my mind's eye I've gotten to use perhaps Canon's 2nd best camera for an extra 5 months, especially in peak sunlight months.  Worth the price for me and no offense to anybody and I really mean no offense to anybody, but when you have a pair of 1DX's and a 5D3, 3400 vs 2800 doesn't really mean a whole lot.
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Second, this is just me - Canon allows or accepts the price drop nearly 25% on a 6 months old body....THAT IS NOT RIGHT. This is a lesson & learn for me.

Canon is not about making friends, but earning money. And the simple fact is that in spite of all forum noise the 5d3 was tremendously overpriced on release, so it's no surprise the price drops faster than comparable bodies in the past. Better hope they won't release a 5d4 (really more dr/iso, red lights in servo af, af pixels on sensor, uncompressed video, faster sd slot) in another 6 month time :-> ... but if you got good shots during the last half year, maybe it was worth $100 a month?

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Second, this is just me - Canon allows or accepts the price drop nearly 25% on a 6 months old body....THAT IS NOT RIGHT. This is a lesson & learn for me.

Canon is not about making friends, but earning money. And the simple fact is that in spite of all forum noise the 5d3 was tremendously overpriced on release, so it's no surprise the price drops faster than comparable bodies in the past. Better hope they won't release a 5d4 (really more dr/iso, red lights in servo af, af pixels on sensor, uncompressed video, faster sd slot) in another 6 month time :-> ... but if you got good shots during the last half year, maybe it was worth $100 a month?

Compared to my previous 5D II, I enjoy the 5D III very much.

I do expect the price drop($100-$200) when I place a pre-order, not $750 within 6 months.
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I do expect the price drop($100-$200) when I place a pre-order, not $750 within 6 months.

Exactly.  I did expect a couple hundred $ drop within first 6 months or so, especially towards the Holidays, but not $750.  It's actually a lot of money, some of which I could have used toward other things needed in life  >:(

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Anyone else ticked off that a couple weeks ago, there was a brief $50 price drop on the 1D X at Amazon?!?

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Anyone else ticked off that a couple weeks ago, there was a brief $50 price drop on the 1D X at Amazon?!?

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Neuro, here in Belgium there's about 500 EUR price drop on the 1DX   >:(
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I returned my 5D MK III in April, after deciding that it was a excellent camera, but I did not like the unlighted AF points not the price.  I decided that I would try a D800 and ordered one locally.  Meanwhile, I added a few high end Nikon lenses bought off the local Craigslist to my collection, the Camera arrived in short order, while buyers were still waiting elsewhere.  I ren about 1100 shots thru it, but decided that while it was a very good camera, lenses from Nikon to match it were hard to come by, my 24-70mm f/2.8G, while sharper than the Canon 24-70mm MK I, had horrible CA, and was not all that good.  Then, when looking for somethinng to match my 24-105mmL, my 135mm L, my 100-400mm L, and a couple of others that I was not going to be happy with the lens availability, so I sold it on ebay for a profit.
I bought a very low actuation refurb 5D MK II thru CLP for $1400 (they went up to $1550 the next day), and it now has 735 actuations and is a wonderful Body.
When I saw the $2750 price along with 55 ebay bucks as well, I jumped.  I just finished listing my 5D MK II for sale on Craigslist. 

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I didn't see the price drop.  I'm in the market for a 5DMIII and would love to save some $$$.

Can you post the link?

Thanks!

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Anyone else ticked off that a couple weeks ago, there was a brief $50 price drop on the 1D X at Amazon?!?

 8)

Aww crap!  I jumped the gun too early!!
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Anyone else ticked off that a couple weeks ago, there was a brief $50 price drop on the 1D X at Amazon?!?

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Thanks Neuro...I feel better now >:( >:( >:(
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If you buy a new camera as soon as it is available are you really seriously thinking THAT would be the price for the next three years??

No I don't care!
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Isn't it the price you pay for being a "first adopter"?

What ticks me off is seeing Bluray discs that I payed near full price for in the $7 bargain bin at Walmart.
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I didn't see the price drop.  I'm in the market for a 5DMIII and would love to save some $$$.

Can you post the link?

Thanks!
The sale ended after one day.  They accomplished helping Canon or themselves to reduce inventory, and now the price is back up.  However, if you check sites like Canon Price Watch every day, you might grab one of the sales like this.
Right Now, PMI digital has the lowest Authorized seller price at $3200.
http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/03868/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-price.html

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I bought it three weeks ago for 3.6k CHF at a brick and mortar store.
After a grease issue on my old 30D I purchased back in 2007 and a rude letter from a canon rep after sending it in, I said to myself that I'll never buy a camera body online again.
So this time, I went to a shop in a town nearby. I met friendly people who were shocked when I told them my 30D within warranty issue.
So I paid a premium of 3.6k CHF for it, but I've seen the face of the person who sold it to me, I know her name, and she's there to send that baby in for me, whenever there is an issue.
They gave my a short intro to it and will update the firmware if needed.
Although the price tag is quite higher  than the current 3.1k CHF body only offers online , I prefer this over another online nightmare. It pays off well as I feel more save than back in 2007.


Therefore: No regrets, as the 5D3 is a too much of a camera to have a bad technical back up!

Buy it as low as ever possible, your online warranty conditions might be better than ours.

Cheers, Pedro

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