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5D MKIII - Overpriced 5D MKII or Affordable 1DX?

 
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Mar 03, 2012 00:42 |  #16

I think its very affordable, but I still wouldn't buy it.

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Mar 03, 2012 00:50 |  #17

They should have called it a 3D. It seems more like a super 7D than anything.


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Mar 03, 2012 02:40 |  #18

I'd rather sell my kidney and get a 1dx




  
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Mar 03, 2012 03:12 |  #19

It looks as though Canon has priced it too high and wonder if the price will come down quickly to maintain sales after the initial surge.
It's twice the price of a 5D mk11 which might deter existing 5d owners. It's also the same price of a 1d mk 1v, so users might think at £3000 they can jump over to 1d status.
More important it's way above the D800 price, which gives the opportunity to jump ship, you can get the D800 with the 24-120 lens for the new 5d body price.
Personally I would be interested if it were £2500 if it doesn,t come down I will probably look at the 1D mk1v option.


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Mar 03, 2012 05:35 |  #20

I consider it an affordable 1DX. The 5D2 focus limitations are a problem to me and if the 1DX type improvement in good, for the normal everyday shooting that I do, I will not need 12-14fps and most of the other 1DX advantages.


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Mar 03, 2012 05:43 |  #21

Well, it's priced at AUD$4,400 for the body only in Australia. Considering the Aussie dollar is worth more than the US dollar, have no idea how the $1K difference is being justified...


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Mar 03, 2012 06:28 |  #22

sol95 wrote in post #14013117 (external link)
Well, it's priced at AUD$4,400 for the body only in Australia. Considering the Aussie dollar is worth more than the US dollar, have no idea how the $1K difference is being justified...

yes, that is overpriced




  
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Mar 03, 2012 06:57 as a reply to  @ watt100's post |  #23

Yes, I am getting a 5dII, BUT this is a great camera, I played a bit with those JPEGs Canon posted, and I can tell you, they improved the IQ and the DR from the mkII MASSIVELY!

I might buy it later on.


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Mar 03, 2012 07:12 |  #24

I'm highly surprised that so many people think that it's expensive yet a lot of people are breaching near 5 figures on gear alone :P. I don't have the greatest job in the world but $3500 wouldn't be hard on my wallet. I don't have kids or any bad habits however so that could explain why I could manage that. I think it is priced well given the advancements over the 5D Mark II & some of the advantages that it has over the D800. Granted, all that has been stated is on paper & some is based on word of mouth. I will wait for the camera enthusiast site reviews & user review/comparisons to roll out before making a decision to purchase. I have a 60D atm & my soon to be wife has multiple Nikon bodies but is currently using a D7000. We want to get a full frame & are favoring Canon heavily. Not a favortism thing, I just have a friend that works for them. So it's for the benefits :).

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Mar 03, 2012 07:35 as a reply to  @ LatinLegacy's post |  #25

I currently have a 40D and have been waiting forever for the MkIII but disappointed on the price. Now considering a MkII instead. Will the MkII be discontinued? Any truth to the rumor that the MkII price will be brought down? TIA :)




  
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Mar 03, 2012 07:41 |  #26

It's an interesting camera, though I was hoping it'd be around $3000, still, $500 more ain't that bad I guess, especially when you consider it has dual card slots.


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Mar 03, 2012 08:11 |  #27

On paper, the 5D3 addresses every one of my complaints with the 5D/5D2:

Fix the anemic AF system? Check
100% VF? Check
Less lag/blackout? Check
ISO 12800 or better? Check
Dual cards? Check
Faster fps? Check

On paper it is perfect. I guess the price is a little high, but I also note that it is priced at the exact same amount in yen that the 5D2 commanded when it was new.

And people saying the 5D3 is 40% more than the 5D2 are comparing the initial release price of the new body to the current depreciated price of the older model. Even in US $ the 5D3 is not priced all that much higher than the 5D2 was when new.

The D800 is little cheaper no doubt, but for me the 5D3 is a better camera on paper. I think Nikon went the right way with the D700 and then the wrong way with the D800.


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Mar 03, 2012 08:22 |  #28

I have one on pre-order but I'm rethinking it once I realized the grip would be an additional $490. What does this grip do that the $225 5D MkII grip do? Why the huge increase in its price? Just doesn't make sense to me. The increase in the flash price doesn't tweak me as much since I paid $225 for a pocket wizard FlexTT5 to add to my 580ex II.


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Mar 03, 2012 08:27 |  #29

JeffreyG wrote in post #14013505 (external link)
On paper, the 5D3 addresses every one of my complaints with the 5D/5D2:

Fix the anemic AF system? Check
100% VF? Check
Less lag/blackout? Check
ISO 12800 or better? Check
Dual cards? Check
Faster fps? Check

On paper it is perfect. I guess the price is a little high, but I also note that it is priced at the exact same amount in yen that the 5D2 commanded when it was new.

And people saying the 5D3 is 40% more than the 5D2 are comparing the initial release price of the new body to the current depreciated price of the older model. Even in US $ the 5D3 is not priced all that much higher than the 5D2 was when new.

The D800 is little cheaper no doubt, but for me the 5D3 is a better camera on paper. I think Nikon went the right way with the D700 and then the wrong way with the D800.

They also updated and improved the metering which dated back to the 10D.


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Mar 03, 2012 08:52 as a reply to  @ Jon_Doh's post |  #30

I think the problem is that the mk IV is more of an evolution than a revolution. People were expecting more, and the sticker shock for a evolved product is a bit out of line.

I think if it had a pro style body with the integrated grip or some other major change there would be much less gripe over the price. I've noticed that when it comes to price, if an expensive item is worth it, people will overlook the price for the overall value that it includes, such as the 70-200 2.8L IS MKII. Brutally expensive, but I don't think anyone will disagree that it is worth it.

But an extra $1,200 or so for a evolution of a product (with mostly borrowed tech anyways) just comes off the wrong way.

And CF + SD cards? :rolleyes: Really, who thought that was a good idea? Pick one or the other for crying out loud.




  
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