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Re: True value of the 5D3?


IMO it's a tough thing to quantify as it will vary for individuals. As a hobbyist I felt the initial price was a bit steep, but that's typical with new products and there is a premium to be paid for being an early adopter.

For me, since it effectively replaced a couple of older camera bodies. It's a better performer and overall it fits my needs better then either/both of the cameras I sold to fund it and my kit is more compact and simplified now. Even at the early pricing it was a bit less than the resale value of the two cameras it replaced...so for me, I felt it was still a good value.

If I did not have gear to sell to fund the camera I probably would have waited a year or so for the price to drop, but as mentioned above, the value of the gear I sold was also dropping so it wouldn't have made that much of a monetary difference to wait in my case (and I also place some value on having the camera now rather than later).



Oct 10, 2012 at 05:51 PM
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Re: True value of the 5D3?


IMO it's a tough thing to quantify as it will vary for individuals. As a hobbyist I felt the initial price was a bit steep, but that's typical with new products and there is a premium to be paid for being an early adopter.

For me, since it effectively replaced a couple of older camera bodies it was actually a good value even at the early pricing. It's a better performer and overall it fits my needs better then either/both of the cameras I sold to fund it and my kit is more compact and simplified now.

If I did not have gear to sell to fund the camera I probably would have waited a year or so for the price to drop, but as mentioned above, the value of the gear I sold was also dropping so it wouldn't have made that much of a monetary difference to wait in my case (and I also place some value on having the camera now rather than later).



Oct 10, 2012 at 05:42 PM



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