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POLL: "The new 5DMIII is:"
Exceeded my expectations
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11.1%
Overpriced regardless
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Mar 03, 2012 15:18 |  #121

Hogloff wrote in post #14015312 (external link)
Actually, if you pick up the 5d2 ($1700) and 7d ($1200) second hand, you come out way cheaper than a new 5d3.

I am actually hoping this means the 5D mk2 will make it back onto the CLP. $1,600 for a full frame camera would be very enticing...


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Mar 03, 2012 17:26 |  #122

I was hoping for more on the DR side of things, but like what I read about the new AF plus the dual card slots. Not sure how I excited I am and whether or not I really want to upgrade from my 5D2's. Maybe, but certainly not soon.


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Mar 03, 2012 18:55 |  #123

D800- or MIII which ever gives me better video focusing and low light ability will get my coin. Not worried about the MP issue. Even with 5ghz and 24gb of RAM, I don't want to play with massive files.


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Mar 05, 2012 12:30 |  #124

Voted overpriced. Not only is the 5D3 overpriced, but almost all of the recent Canon offerings ( 24-70 f2.8 II, 600EX-RT Speedlite, G1X etc ) are overpriced. The new speedlite is more than some of the Rebel's. Canon probably think that they can charge whatever they want to and photgraphers will pay their asking price. I seriously hope that Canon learns this is not true ,the hard way.

The 5D3 may have better AF than 5D2 but when D800 is being offered at $3000, there is no way $3500 is going to stick for a long time. Also the new 5D3 is what the 5D2 should have been.


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Mar 05, 2012 13:07 |  #125

Roroco wrote in post #14015716 (external link)
I am actually hoping this means the 5D mk2 will make it back onto the CLP. $1,600 for a full frame camera would be very enticing...

Exactly. I want a FF body for portraits as well, but I will not shell out that kind of bank for the 5DM3. I'll be looking/waiting for the 5DM2 to drop proportionately.

I just bought the 7D with the Canon 24-70 f2.8 for a hair over $3K. Should be in my grubby paws by Thursday. I get the fps and crop reach for my action shots and a decent body/lens combo for portraits until I get a FF.


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Mar 05, 2012 13:12 |  #126

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Mar 05, 2012 13:13 |  #127

nikhilnh wrote in post #14028387 (external link)
Voted overpriced. Not only is the 5D3 overpriced, but almost all of the recent Canon offerings ( 24-70 f2.8 II, 600EX-RT Speedlite, G1X etc ) are overpriced. The new speedlite is more than some of the Rebel's. Canon probably think that they can charge whatever they want to and photgraphers will pay their asking price. I seriously hope that Canon learns this is not true ,the hard way.

The 5D3 may have better AF than 5D2 but when D800 is being offered at $3000, there is no way $3500 is going to stick for a long time. Also the new 5D3 is what the 5D2 should have been.

1. The 24-70 f2.8 II MTF charts show it being even sharper than the 70-200 f2.8 IS II, if this is true, it will be an amazing lens. The old 24-70 was due for a replacement and this lens, if it is as good as we expect, will be well worth the price.

2. The 600EX-RT is $630, but the Nikon SB-910 is $550 which is certainly comparably priced and does not have a radio trigger if I understand correctly.

3. The G1X is priced at $800 which is again rather appropriate for a camera with a LARGER sensor than many mirrorless cameras. I'd pay just for the compact size, with most mirrorless cameras (aka cameras with comparable sensor size and portability) you need to spend more on lenses and those larger lenses would defeat the point of the portability of the small camera IMO.

4. It is true the 5D3 is priced higher than the D800, but lets not forget the D800E (which is simply a D800 without a AA filter) costs $3300. Nikon is literally charging us MORE for not including something!

5. How is the 5D3 what the 5D2 should have been? The 5D2 should have had a 61point AF system with 41cross types and sensitivity up to -2EV. It should have had dual card slots, high ISO performance two stops better than the 5D2 sensor, even higher resolution than any Canon DSLR at the time? This seems a bit unreasonable as it would have been way ahead of any other camera at the time.

I think the 5D2 should have had a better AF system, at the level of the xxD series at least, but otherwise I think the 5D2 was a great jump from the 5Dc and the 5D3 is now a good jump from the 5D2 as well.

I also agree the pricing for Canon is a bit on the higher side but still within reason.

It is possible we agree to disagree, but I think there is a good amount to be said in favor of what Canon has been doing lately such as making better lenses, larger sensor point and shoots, and including new features in their products.


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Mar 05, 2012 13:16 |  #128

Not voting until you add the option for "Not enough information yet, waiting for production samples."


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Mar 05, 2012 13:19 |  #129

Links are broken.


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Mar 05, 2012 13:30 |  #130

nonick wrote in post #14004642 (external link)
Expensive... $1500 more than the price I paid for the Mark II. ( I got it 2 months ago when the rebate was on) If the High ISO banding issue is taken care and it shows 2 stops of advantage over mark II... Plus if the new AF system meet expectations.. that MIGHT worh the extra money.

I am sure I am not going to upgrade immediately until I see more reports.

I think the price is just right. 5d Mark I was released on 2005 with an MSRP of $3200. If the high ISO and AF is good, I'll get rid of my 7D and get this Mark III :cool:


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Mar 05, 2012 13:44 |  #131

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Mar 05, 2012 13:45 |  #132

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Mar 05, 2012 13:59 |  #133

themadman wrote in post #14028640 (external link)
1. The 24-70 f2.8 II MTF charts show it being even sharper than the 70-200 f2.8 IS II, if this is true, it will be an amazing lens. The old 24-70 was due for a replacement and this lens, if it is as good as we expect, will be well worth the price.

2. The 600EX-RT is $630, but the Nikon SB-910 is $550 which is certainly comparably priced and does not have a radio trigger if I understand correctly.

3. The G1X is priced at $800 which is again rather appropriate for a camera with a LARGER sensor than many mirrorless cameras. I'd pay just for the compact size, with most mirrorless cameras (aka cameras with comparable sensor size and portability) you need to spend more on lenses and those larger lenses would defeat the point of the portability of the small camera IMO.

4. It is true the 5D3 is priced higher than the D800, but lets not forget the D800E (which is simply a D800 without a AA filter) costs $3300. Nikon is literally charging us MORE for not including something!

5. How is the 5D3 what the 5D2 should have been? The 5D2 should have had a 61point AF system with 41cross types and sensitivity up to -2EV. It should have had dual card slots, high ISO performance two stops better than the 5D2 sensor, even higher resolution than any Canon DSLR at the time? This seems a bit unreasonable as it would have been way ahead of any other camera at the time.

I think the 5D2 should have had a better AF system, at the level of the xxD series at least, but otherwise I think the 5D2 was a great jump from the 5Dc and the 5D3 is now a good jump from the 5D2 as well.

I also agree the pricing for Canon is a bit on the higher side but still within reason.

It is possible we agree to disagree, but I think there is a good amount to be said in favor of what Canon has been doing lately such as making better lenses, larger sensor point and shoots, and including new features in their products.

Exactly what I would have liked to have said and done so in a very accurate manner. I too think it is overpriced, but complaining about it won't change it and I'm not willing to wait for 6-12 months to save $500.

People who don't think the mkiii is going to be an upgrade from the mkii are usually the ones that own one or two mkii's and don't like the additional features and technology that the mkiii offers.

I think that what Canon's done with the feature set of the mkiii vs. the mkii is amazing!

Well said madman!


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Mar 05, 2012 14:22 |  #134

Too many assumptions and opinions, everyone is allowed theirs, but no need to belittle people because they have different opinions. I HATE FORDS, GMS, AND CHRYSLERS. Should I laugh in the owners faces when they walk out of one?

Fact is the MII never had a good focusing system, bottom line. It has been covered numerous times since it's launch. Period! No argument there.

D800E is a limited sales item that will not come close to outselling it's sibling. Simple economics dictates it will cost more. If Canon released similar, it would be close to $4000. That has been the rule for 100 years.

Fanboyism aside, the MIII is a great camera. But so is the D800-for much less. And with over half of the poll leaning with a negative stance against the MIII, how long before Canon lowers the price? I am giving them 4 months which would be after the initial enthusiasm falls off and folks shop with their brain vs their emotions.


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Mar 05, 2012 14:30 |  #135

LeeDye wrote in post #14029067 (external link)
Fanboyism aside, the MIII is a great camera. But so is the D800-for much less.

And with over half of the poll leaning with a negative stance against the MIII, how long before Canon lowers the price? I am giving them 4 months which would be after the initial enthusiasm falls off and folks shop with their brain vs their emotions.

Much less? $500 is 14% of the total cost of $3500, and it's 16% of the cost of a D800.

So a camera that costs 16% more than a D800 is much more expensive? That's damn near sales tax in some states!!!

Also that means that about 50% of the poll is leaning towards "about right" and "exceeded expectations".:rolleyes:


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