Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
Thread started 14 May 2012 (Monday) 10:49
Search threadPrev/next
POLL: "Price of MKIII relatively to my income"
I am a professional, this cost is not an issue
17
8.9%
MKIII costs more than my monthly NET salary
67
34.9%
MKIII costs between 60 and 80% of my monthly salary
58
30.2%
MKIII costs less than 20-30% of my monthly salary
50
26%

192 voters, 192 votes given (1 choice only choices can be voted per member)). VOTING IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
BROWSE ALL POLLS
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

5D MKIII and financial status

 
light_pilgrim
Senior Member
Avatar
922 posts
Gallery: 23 photos
Best ofs: 9
Likes: 145
Joined Jan 2012
     
May 14, 2012 10:49 |  #1

Folks, I wanted to get myself a bit more educated on how much one needs to earn to be able to purchase MKIII and quality glass.

If we are talking professionals, it is not a question - it is how they do their business.
But what about amateurs and hobbyists? It is a $3.5M camera and a bit too expensive of a toy to photographs dogs, kids, etc.

So why and how you buy yours? Is it a lot of money or your earn enough to not notice the price? I personally think the camera is over-priced and I will not get it unless it costs $2.7-2.8M.

P.S. It is becoming a great discussion. Can you folks share what do you do with your camera?


www.lightpilgrim.com (external link) ||1x.com (external link) ||500px.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
20DNewbie
"don't listen to me, I'm an idiot"
Avatar
2,732 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Jan 2006
Location: Massachusetts
     
May 14, 2012 10:54 |  #2

If I were to get one(it's taking a bit of restraint not to) I'd get it through my Newegg Preffered account to bust up the 0% interest payments over a year. Sadly I already have far to many cameras(6).


Christian.
Feedback: POTN - FM (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Whitlam
Senior Member
493 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Apr 2005
Location: Western Australia
     
May 14, 2012 10:55 |  #3

I thought it (5D Mk III) was very reasonably priced. Cost a lot less than my 1Ds Mk II - which I bought new in 2006.


1D4 + 1Ds2 + 5D3 + 7D: 100-400L, 300 f/2.8 ISL, 70-200 f/2.8 II ISL, 24-105L, 16-35L, [COLOR=Red][COLOR=Blac​k]180L macro, 135L, 100 L macro, 85L, 8-15 fish eye

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
huntersdad
Goldmember
4,612 posts
Likes: 215
Joined Nov 2008
     
May 14, 2012 10:57 |  #4

Not to be funny, but I think that "M" should be a "k".


Facebook (external link)

http://WWW.BLENDEDLIGH​TPHOTOGRAPHY.COM (external link)
1DxII x 2 / 24-70L II / 70-200L II / 85 1.4L / 300 II / AD600Pros

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Numenorean
Cream of the Crop
5,013 posts
Likes: 27
Joined Feb 2011
     
May 14, 2012 10:59 |  #5

I couldn't afford $3.5M for anything...at least not without hopping onto my jet to visit my Cayman Island bank.


Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
light_pilgrim
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
922 posts
Gallery: 23 photos
Best ofs: 9
Likes: 145
Joined Jan 2012
     
May 14, 2012 11:03 |  #6

huntersdad wrote in post #14429501 (external link)
Not to be funny, but I think that "M" should be a "k".

depends where you live


www.lightpilgrim.com (external link) ||1x.com (external link) ||500px.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Warbird55
Member
221 posts
Likes: 102
Joined Jan 2012
Location: Buffalo, NY
     
May 14, 2012 11:04 |  #7

M = Thousand
MM = Million


Canon 7D2 Gripped | Canon 7D Gripped | Canon SL1 | Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM | Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM | Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM | Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX | Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 OS | Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM | Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro | Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II | Canon Extender 1.4x III | Canon Speedlite 580EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
BryantFC
Goldmember
2,606 posts
Likes: 9
Joined Jun 2011
Location: New Orleans, LA
     
May 14, 2012 11:05 |  #8

I sold all of my canon gear to move to Nikon. That plan failed and i bought a 5D3 body instead. Only costed me 1K out of pocket but i did have to start over in lenses. Happy that i did because it allowed me to save a bit more to buy great glass (ie like my 50L) instead of wasting money and buying mediocre lenses.


Mamiya M645 1000S, Mamiya RZ67, Polaroid SX-70 Alpha, Polaroid 250 Auto Land Camera, Leica M3, Canon Elan II
www.bryantphethmanh.co​m (external link)
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/bryantphethmanh​/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
light_pilgrim
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
922 posts
Gallery: 23 photos
Best ofs: 9
Likes: 145
Joined Jan 2012
     
May 14, 2012 11:05 |  #9

Whitlam wrote in post #14429493 (external link)
I thought it (5D Mk III) was very reasonably priced. Cost a lot less than my 1Ds Mk II - which I bought new in 2006.

It is all relative:-) I agree.
Some folks purchase Leica for $50.000 and it is a good value for them.
What do you use the gear for? Are you a professional or hobbyist with big love for photography?


www.lightpilgrim.com (external link) ||1x.com (external link) ||500px.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
delhi
Goldmember
Avatar
2,483 posts
Joined Feb 2005
Location: 3rd Rock from the Sun
     
May 14, 2012 11:10 |  #10

light_pilgrim wrote in post #14429517 (external link)
depends where you live


Awesome response. :lol:

Haven't bought one yet. Waiting for Canon to work out some bugs although it seems so far apart from the light leak which is a non-issue for 99% of the users and for the frenzy "gotta have it" crowd to dissipate before I buy.

I think the price is ok. Would I like it cheaper. Yes. I like gas to be cheaper too. And eggs. And Porsche 911.

It will be used strictly for business. So once factored into the years in service vs potential revenue, it's really not a big deal. It's already better than any 1ds-whatever camera is capable of.


Vancouver Portrait Photographer (external link)
No toys. Just tools. (external link) :lol:

5d3/1dx AF Guidebook | What AF Points to use for my 5d3/1dx?! (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Numenorean
Cream of the Crop
5,013 posts
Likes: 27
Joined Feb 2011
     
May 14, 2012 11:11 |  #11

Warbird55 wrote in post #14429522 (external link)
M = Thousand
MM = Million

No...

K = Thousand
M = Million
B = Billion
T = Trillion
MM = nothing


Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
WARAT
Goldmember
Avatar
1,190 posts
Likes: 138
Joined Jun 2010
Location: Houston, TX
     
May 14, 2012 11:26 |  #12

Sold my 5d2 and chubbed up for be rest to get the mkiii. I'm just a hobbyist. Got the camera partly due to me being a gear head (sort of) and because I think its worth having this camera to preserve memories. Is this camera really that good? Check
Out the 5d3 thread. I can say that I will not be buying a body for a very long time.


CANON 5D3 [35 L] [70-200 mm MKII] [50 mm 1.4]

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
totetite
Member
30 posts
Joined Aug 2007
     
May 14, 2012 11:32 |  #13

i make 6 figures, but i am also a budget conscious hobbyist. doesn't mean i go and buy everything under the sun. my last camera was an xti (circa 2004), so it is time for an upgrade. all hobby cost money, however for me, being able to capture the memorable moments in your life is priceless. having the right equipment + skill will bring it out more beautifully :))


[5D3: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II] [Rebel XTi: EF-S 60mm, EF 28-135mm]

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
amfoto1
Cream of the Crop
10,251 posts
Likes: 84
Joined Aug 2007
Location: San Jose, California
     
May 14, 2012 11:38 |  #14

A slight correction...

Numenorean wrote in post #14429557 (external link)
No...

K = Thousand
M = Million
B = Billion
T = Trillion
MM = millimeters... or "I just ate a chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven"

OP, some people spend thousands on toys, others just don't have that much to spend, or can't justify it. There are DSLRs priced from $500 to over $7000 (even more if you start to consider medium format models too).

Get what you can justify and afford and go have fun shooting. It's more about the lenses, anyway.... Practically any camera on the market is capable of capturing a pretty darned good image. The lenses used on it will make a bigger difference... The user's skills are also a major variable.

Oh, and by the way, professionals are generally quite a bit more price conscious than well-heeled amateurs. Pros think in terms of return on their investment and buy just what they need to get the job done, rather than splurging on what they want. At least this true of pros who don't have an employer or someone else buying their gear for them.


Alan Myers (external link) "Walk softly and carry a big lens."
5DII, 7DII(x2), 7D(x2) & other cameras. 10-22mm, Tokina 12-24/4, 20/2.8, TS 24/3.5L, 24-70/2.8L, 28/1.8, 28-135 IS (x2), TS 45/2.8, 50/1.4, Tamron 60/2.0, 70-200/4L IS, 70-200/2.8 IS, 85/1.8, Tamron 90/2.5 Macro, 100/2.8 USM, 100-400L II, 135/2L, 180/3.5L, 300/4L IS (x2), 300/2.8L IS, 500/4L IS, EF 1.4X II, EF 2X II. Flashes, studio strobes & various access. - FLICKR (external link) - ZENFOLIO (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
BryantFC
Goldmember
2,606 posts
Likes: 9
Joined Jun 2011
Location: New Orleans, LA
     
May 14, 2012 11:40 |  #15

WARAT wrote in post #14429645 (external link)
Sold my 5d2 and chubbed up for be rest to get the mkiii. I'm just a hobbyist. Got the camera partly due to me being a gear head (sort of) and because I think its worth having this camera to preserve memories. Is this camera really that good? Check
Out the 5d3 thread. I can say that I will not be buying a body for a very long time.

+1. I'm the same way! I think after i buy a 35L next month, i'll start finally diving money into another car and mod it up. Now that's a much more expensive hobby..


Mamiya M645 1000S, Mamiya RZ67, Polaroid SX-70 Alpha, Polaroid 250 Auto Land Camera, Leica M3, Canon Elan II
www.bryantphethmanh.co​m (external link)
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/bryantphethmanh​/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

7,723 views & 0 likes for this thread
5D MKIII and financial status
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is bushpilot
862 guests, 225 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.