Anyone holding out?
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Sarsfield
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 1538
Country: United States

Just wondering if anyone is holding out on the purchase of the 5D Mark III due to price. I am and I believe that Canon will lower the MSRP to $2799 before Christmas. This will allow the Ebay retailers to lower the price to around my high price point of $2499. What do you think of my election night prognostication?



mco_970
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5210
Country: United States

I think not likely this year. But I'll light a candle in the window for you on that idea.



oldrattler
Registered: Aug 04, 2009
Total Posts: 5082
Country: United States

I too believe the 5DIII is over priced and am waiting... Currently thinking about buying a 5DII and waiting to see if Canon ever comes out with a Mega-pixel camera to compete with the D800



Sarsfield
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 1538
Country: United States

I think we're going to see the price reduction in the next two weeks. I'm that confident. I just think Canon has to do something to stimulate the slumping DSLR sales besides their worn out and usually meaningless rebates. But I'm usually wrong so don't hold your breath.



Gyrine
Registered: Apr 10, 2006
Total Posts: 495
Country: United States

I'm not buying anything until prices come down.



fastcarsspeed
Registered: Dec 01, 2009
Total Posts: 282
Country: United States

I don't see it dropping to the 2500 level with the 6D sitting at 2K on release. There is just not enough separation on pricing.



arnold1
Registered: Mar 22, 2009
Total Posts: 612
Country: United States

I am not sure if $2500 will be the price anytime soon. However, I would not be surprised if prices went down substantially from here if Canon and its dealers were interested in moving any of their stock.



Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
Total Posts: 19548
Country: Australia

Surely they won't drop prices leading into Xmas. Maybe early next year, but I doubt it'll be much.



slee915
Registered: Jan 05, 2006
Total Posts: 357
Country: United States

Probably not. I think $2799 is a good price for the 5d3. It is a great camera.



timbop
Registered: Dec 29, 2005
Total Posts: 6253
Country: United States

I held out until I could get one for under $2900; I bought one for $2850 as soon as I could.



arnold1
Registered: Mar 22, 2009
Total Posts: 612
Country: United States

timbop wrote:
I held out until I could get one for under $2900; I bought one for $2850 as soon as I could.



Did you do this before or after MAP went into effect?



Gunzorro
Registered: Aug 28, 2010
Total Posts: 6067
Country: United States

I'm waiting until next year. I've recently negotiated a used 1Ds Mark III, which I'm waiting on. And I bolstered my IQ with a 5D2 a while back. So I'm in much better condition for imaging than I was a year ago, giving me some breathing room.

I'm not saying the 5D3 is overpriced, it's just out of my range at the moment unless something changes.



fraga
Registered: Sep 10, 2005
Total Posts: 2175
Country: Portugal

I will be waiting, price is, IMHO, very high, just like all recent canon releases.
I don't have a canon camera right now, using a D3s at the moment, but I kept most of my canon lenses, as I just couldn't sell them.
I really, really want to use my canon lenses as I miss them very much, but I want a FF camera with good AF and it's just very hard to justify the purchase of a 5DMIII right now, specially considering what the opposition is offering, at a lower price (at least in Europe).
I see little reasons to buy a 5DMIII instead of a D800, except for the fact that the D800 does not have an EF mount...
So I will be waiting for the price to come down, even though it's a pain to see those fine L lenses kept away, unused...



canon pants
Registered: Jan 12, 2009
Total Posts: 1027
Country: Canada

I am waiting on price also. Problem is I have to many clicks on my mk ii and wouldnt be right to shoot another wedding season with it. I will have to decide between another mk ii or spend some money on a mk iii.



AgeOfEmpires
Registered: Sep 03, 2012
Total Posts: 49
Country: United States

I'll wait. While I can afford it at today's price, it is simply not worth that price to me. When it gets to a more reasonable price, Canon will get my money.



jerrykur
Registered: Feb 15, 2005
Total Posts: 4248
Country: United States

I bought mine last spring and am glad I did. It was a big upgrade from the Mark 2 and I enjoy the heck out of the camera. I like having one camera that gives me great results in lost of settings (airshows, birds, street, travel, studio, and landscape). My 1dmk3 is not getting a lot of use these days.



PetKal
Registered: Sep 06, 2007
Total Posts: 23874
Country: Canada

I am holding out on 24-70 f/2.8 II until its price drops to $1,600 (new)......as long as it takes, even if it turns out to be never. Those bastards thrive on our desire to get the stuff whatever the cost. Well, not this time, Kwanon.



StillFingerz
Registered: Jul 29, 2010
Total Posts: 2887
Country: United States

With out a doubt I'm in a holding pattern, gonna stay crop body until next year, exploit my 40D a bit more and continue to round out my L glass...100L mac here I come.

The new 24-70 f4L IS is my kind of lens but it's cost is nuts; not unlike the initial pricing we are seeing across the board these days. I've the older EF 24-85, picked up 14yrs ago with an EOS3, it's not an L but it's a sweet little lens, continues to serve me well.

Peter, greed, desire is indeed a driving force, to borrow lyrics from a Porcupine Tree song it's "the curse of there must be more"



PetKal
Registered: Sep 06, 2007
Total Posts: 23874
Country: Canada

@ Jerry



ggreene
Registered: Aug 11, 2003
Total Posts: 1444
Country: United States

I'm interested in the new 24-70 2.8 as well. Just waiting for it to drop into the $1800 range. I doubt it will ever go lower then that. In the mean time who knows, Canon might surprise us with a 24-70 2.8 IS. Unfortunately, I can't see that selling for anything less then $3000.



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