5D3 back to $3500 at B&H. Strange...
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ronno
Registered: Mar 04, 2003
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I guess it was at $3250 for only a few days.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/847545-REG/Canon_5260A002_EOS_5D_Mark_III.html



kewlcanon
Registered: Mar 28, 2009
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Well it seems the end of the year price will be $4000 now .



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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wow! What's happening?



ndirienzo
Registered: May 10, 2008
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There must be a rebate coming out



ronno
Registered: Mar 04, 2003
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kewlcanon wrote:
Well it seems the end of the year price will be $4000 now .


Funny.



timbop
Registered: Dec 29, 2005
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yet the kit is still $4099.



kewlcanon
Registered: Mar 28, 2009
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yes... but if you are quick.. you can get it for $3100 - $62 ebay credit...not too bad eh...

courtesy of kewlcanon

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-Digital-SLR-Camera-Black-Body-Only-Brand-New-USA-/190707700931?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item2c671094c3

ronno wrote:
kewlcanon wrote:
Well it seems the end of the year price will be $4000 now .


Funny.



skibum5
Registered: Jan 21, 2005
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ndirienzo wrote:
There must be a rebate coming out


new firware with fixed autoiso, focus peaking and crop modes in video
a free pack of sea monkeys in every box!!!!



ronno
Registered: Mar 04, 2003
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what is focus peaking?



kewlcanon
Registered: Mar 28, 2009
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Looks like the 5D III demand is higher because D800 is having Left AF issues .



Monito
Registered: Jan 28, 2005
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Soon people will be saying that Canon is falling apart and is desperate for profits, hence the return to the launch price. Probably the same people who said Canon was desperate for profits and lowered the price (when it is retailers who are setting the prices (all different)).



PetKal
Registered: Sep 06, 2007
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ndirienzo wrote:
There must be a rebate coming out


Probably so....$100.



EB-1
Registered: Jan 09, 2003
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Well, you can take the D800 and rotate it upside down when the subject is on the left. It is not very convenient when handheld though. The 5D III has relatively low resolution, so AF does not have to be quite as accurate.

EBH



skibum5
Registered: Jan 21, 2005
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ronno wrote:
what is focus peaking?


actually i really should have said peeking not peaking i think
exposure peaking zebra stripes but focus peeking (although it seems everyone does write it as peaking)

a zoomed 100% view box on the liveview screen or allowing the entire screen to be 100% view so you can actually focus WHILE shooting video not just before

anyway it's likely wishful thinking since the CR2 new firmware for 5D3 coming soon seems to have never come and we'll probbaly have to resort to hacked firmware eventually



kewlcanon
Registered: Mar 28, 2009
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It's actually focus peaking not peeking, Peking or peeping

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=56246.0

skibum5 wrote:
ronno wrote:
what is focus peaking?


actually i really should have said peeking not peaking i think
exposure peaking zebra stripes but focus peeking (although it seems everyone does write it as peaking)

a zoomed 100% view box on the liveview screen or allowing the entire screen to be 100% view so you can actually focus WHILE shooting video not just before

anyway it's likely wishful thinking since the CR2 new firmware for 5D3 coming soon seems to have never come



kewlcanon
Registered: Mar 28, 2009
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EB-1 wrote:
Well, you can take the D800 and rotate it upside down when the subject is on the left. It is not very convenient when handheld though. The 5D III has relatively low resolution, so AF does not have to be quite as accurate.

EBH



skibum5
Registered: Jan 21, 2005
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oh damn guess i was wrong so that is why they call it focus peaking and not peeking

anyway it couldn't hurt to offer both focus peaking and focus peeking

i have seen some implementations where you get a zoomed in box on top of the full fov

But yeah, so Focus Peking it is.


kewlcanon wrote:
It's actually focus peaking not peeking, Peking or peeping

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=56246.0

skibum5 wrote:
ronno wrote:
what is focus peaking?


actually i really should have said peeking not peaking i think
exposure peaking zebra stripes but focus peeking (although it seems everyone does write it as peaking)

a zoomed 100% view box on the liveview screen or allowing the entire screen to be 100% view so you can actually focus WHILE shooting video not just before

anyway it's likely wishful thinking since the CR2 new firmware for 5D3 coming soon seems to have never come




skibum5
Registered: Jan 21, 2005
Total Posts: 16179
Country: United States

isn't the messed up left focusing on the D800 for manual focusing through the VF only?

not that that is great by any means, it's an issue, but it's not as bad as the AF gone bad or if the VF had a screen that allowed for decent manual focusing through it (i've heard various claims, some that the D800 doesnt allow the screen to be swapped ala 5D3 and others saying it does)

or maybe it has both AF and MF messed up on the left
(it has liveview focus messed up even in the center )
actually does the D800 have any focusing of any form working?
i think it uses fixed focus like an ancient P&S



EB-1
Registered: Jan 09, 2003
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Seriously it has little to do with other cameras, but likely supply and demand for a relatively new camera.

EBH



kewlcanon
Registered: Mar 28, 2009
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It's AF. Now Canon is the focusing king .. hail Canon!!! .

skibum5 wrote:
isn't the messed up left focusing on the D800 for manual focusing through the VF only?

not that that is great by any means, it's an issue, but it's not as bad as the AF gone bad or if the VF had a screen that allowed for decent manual focusing through it (i've heard various claims, some that the D800 doesnt allow the screen to be swapped ala 5D3 and others saying it does)

or maybe it has both AF and MF messed up on the left
(it has liveview focus messed up even in the center )
actually does the D800 have any focusing of any form working?
i think it uses fixed focus like an ancient P&S



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