I had to scoop up this deal. I was tempted at $1800 with the Beach Camera deal the other night. Now at $1500, I didn't even think about it.
I probably would have bought a 5D3 if the price was closer to $3000-3100. I wonder how many people are in similar situations. I couldn't justify $2000 extra for primarily getting a huge AF bump. I know the camera has more bells and whistles, but that's what it primarily did. And I'll gladly buy one down the road, but not at $3500. So I wonder what Canon is thinking here. It's probably inconsequential anyway, but I bet they had a bigger stock on Mk2s from recent buyers who returned once the mk3 was announced.