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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2008 - 11:58 AM


Quote: If the D3 is Nikon's top of the range then it's in direct competition with the 1Ds range.

thats correct.
But how much is 1Ds MK III? and how much is D3?

*I just realize that we are way out of topic...Smile

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Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2008 - 12:03 PM

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III - 5,399.99

Nikon D3 - 3,399.99

mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2008 - 12:08 PM


Quote: With Nikon D300 and D3 so hot at the moment, if Canon does not release anything new and good soon, thats not going to be good, IMHO.

Canon did have some very strong releases recently - the 1Ds3 and 40D. There problem was that the Nikon 300D slightly trumpted the 40D (all be it a higher price point), and the news of Nikon going full frame overshaddowed the 1Ds3.

Canon are doing fine, its just that we were used to see them with a technology lead, and now the market has caught up.


Quote: What is the equivalent of canon to Nikon D3?

The frame rate and pixel count of the D3 piches it against the The 1D mark 3 (2589).

Last Modified By mattw at 17 Jan 2008 - 12:10 PM
turtlec
turtlec  6 Northern Ireland
17 Jan 2008 - 2:33 PM

You could try ebay under Canon Outlet.
There are Canon factory refurbished or simply box opened pieces of kit and come with a Canon warrenty.
I bought a 70-200mm F2.8L IS lens last year and it was perfect. I think it must have been at a trade show or something as it was as good as new and still wrapped in plastic.

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2008 - 2:50 PM

don't bother, I would say regarding Canon Outlet in Ebay, lots of times, it gets more expensive than new ones.

ripleysalien
18 Jan 2008 - 8:12 AM

A 5 mk2 or 6d might cost 2300+ just like the 5D did when new, what would tempt existing 5 users to part with them, or people contemplating a 1200 5D to go for a newer model

Steve

peterjones
peterjones e2 Member 123785 forum postspeterjones vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 8:34 AM

I think that Nikon's recent successful launch can only be excellent news for consumers as Canon will really have to pull their socks up e.g problems with the 1D MkIII.
Quite a lot of pro togs are jumping ship from Canon to Nikon which IMO is shortsighted as sure as eggs are eggs Canon will trump them and the leap frog game will go on.
I also hope that Canon will learn from the D3 and not pile on megapixels unnecessarily.
For me I shall struggle on with the stuff I have Smile

Last Modified By peterjones at 18 Jan 2008 - 8:35 AM
keithh
keithh  1022556 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 12:04 PM


Quote: Quite a lot of pro togs are jumping ship from Canon to Nikon

Can you us where?

ZenTog
ZenTog  127875 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 1:24 PM

yeah problems with the mk3 but it was so far ahead in technology that you expect a few problems, then Nikon had probelms with the Nikon d2x , and problems may come out with thhe d3 camera when it has been in the field
a while.
too many people rushed to buy the mk3 when the mk2 does everything they need in most cases

mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2008 - 1:27 PM


Quote: Can you us where?

I wonder if Ken rockwell will give up the 5D now? I expect so.

cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
18 Jan 2008 - 5:08 PM


Quote: If the D3 is Nikon's top of the range then it's in direct competition with the 1Ds range.

Bit of a crude comparison, if you look and what they have in common rather than where the range ends then its 1D vs D3.

But as the OP wanted the cheapest price for a 5D, then comparing much more expensive pro-spec cameras is a bit pointless.

jameswburke
21 Jan 2008 - 4:50 PM


Quote: Anyone know the cheapest place to buy a Canon 5D body only?

I got mine from Hong Kong via EBay - no problem and it was 1000 cheaper than retailers in Ireland (where I live).
http://www.digitalrev.com/en/index.php?&currency_code=EUR

cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
21 Jan 2008 - 6:43 PM


Quote: I got mine from Hong Kong via EBay - no problem and it was 1000 cheaper than retailers in Ireland

Are you sure you don't mean 100 ? The DR price is only 80 cheaper than the ePz shop, not enough to make buying a grey import worthwhile.

SerenDigital
21 Jan 2008 - 8:48 PM

I got mine for a hair over 1000 three weeks ago, combining RGB's prices with the Canon discount offer.

I'm not fussed about the long awaited upgrade - the 5D does everything I need it to! I don't need things such as live view or self cleaning sensors. In fact, I can't think of anything the 5D doesn't do that I might need... Well perhaps the 39MP of a digital back would be nice!

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