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The Canon EOS 5D Mark III Is Here!


Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
5 Mar 2012 7:19PM
The price will drop dramatically in a few months. If you want one now you'll be paying the 'early adopter' premium!

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jembo 11 104 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 7:31PM
Yes, the price will come down, but not much - I think it will be interesting to see if the Mk2 comes down to get the remaining stock shifted so that the Mk3 can be the only 5D option available.
Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 7:39PM
Jacobs were selling the 5D Mk II at Focus for 1399
Hugo e2
9 647 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 9:06PM
That's not bad...keep tracking the prices of the Mk2 - hoping to get a second had one nearer the 1k mark.
Seem some on ebay at 1200 - so hopefully prices will fall.

The Jacobs deal makes offers like this look rubbish (1349 2nd hand!) - http://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Canon-5D-MK-II_50670.html
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
6 Mar 2012 11:45AM
It may be that people will regard the Mk III as not much of an upgrade on the Mk II. Had it been (megapixel-wise) a competitor for the Nikon D800 you would be knocked over in the rush to get one! Lol! Wink

So I wouldn't be too optimistic about a plethora of Mk II cameras flooding the s/h market...............
newfocus e2
8 644 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 12:53PM
I'm not in the market for an upgrade at the moment but I'm definitely more tempted by the kind of improvements Canon seem to have made here than I would be by loads more pixels. A pure increase in pixel count would have had me writing it off completely because I just don't need more. Some of the other improvements have got me thinking. So I think they've got that right in terms of building what current 5D Mk I-II users will look for.

Of course the proof will be when we start seeing the results of real world use.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
6 Mar 2012 1:41PM

Quote:I'm definitely more tempted by the kind of improvements Canon seem to have made here than I would be by loads more pixels. A pure increase in pixel count would have had me writing it off completely


Sadly there will be those who feel the exact opposite. Thanks to manufacturers, the public at large have got it into their heads that more pixels = more quality.

Discerning photographers, such as exist on EPZ, know that not to be true but we are probably in a minority. Many will look at the Mk III and say " it was hardly worth bothering to bring out a new model". The subtle improvements will be too subtle!
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 1:58PM
Can you change the title of the thread so people will know what it's about before looking
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
6 Mar 2012 3:55PM

Quote:Can you change the title of the thread so people will know what it's about before looking



....or can you erase most of the content of a thread so that it reflects the title??

Wink
mattw e2
11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 4:46PM
Am I missing something? Is this thread not about the 5D3?
pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 4:48PM

Quote:Can you change the title of the thread so people will know what it's about before looking


you forgot to add the 5D , naughty people Tongue
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
6 Mar 2012 5:30PM
Indeed who even uses the term 'EOS' apart from Canon themselves.......


.............. and Volkswagen! Grin
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 5:33PM

Quote:Am I missing something? Is this thread not about the 5D3?


Yeah, you're missing that the thread title doesn't say that. It seems to be about something called an EOS three
joshwa e2
4 710 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 5:39PM
Thread title fixed Smile
MarkBauer 4 127 1
6 Mar 2012 11:10PM

Quote: I wouldn't be too optimistic about a plethora of Mk II cameras flooding the s/h market...............

Apart from all the disgruntled Canon users selling their kit to switch to Nikon and the D800 Smile

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