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Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: March 28, 2012 12:15AM
The 5D3 and D800 seem to be shipping at a decent rate and I am seeing their replacements drop in price.

A quick glance shows the 5D starting around $600. The 5D Mark 2 is staring around $1400.

The D700 is going around $1500. The once mighty $7k D3X is now hovering around $4k and expected to drop more due to the D800 crazy increase in resolution.

Now websites might tell you that old tech is ____ and _____ and not worth it bit I have some huge prints made from 12mp cams that look just fine. A 5D 12mp at $600 allows for money left over for lenses. Then wait a year and get a price dropped Mark 2.

Now if you shoot low light sports/action then the 5D and 5D Mar II are not going to keep up. If you are already locked into Canon, a 1D Mar 2 or Mark 3 would be better for low light action. The D700 AF keeps up just fine as long as you have Silent Wave lenses and not the old pin motor lenses.



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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 28, 2012 02:56AM
I looked at the 5dmiii at some stores here.

€3300 ( >$4300 ).

So the whole "maybe the price is high because of the exchange rate" theory is bunk. It's a bargain in the US!

Edit: And yes, that is the "Body Only" price.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/28/2012 02:57AM by Lux Interior.
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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: Billybob
Date: March 28, 2012 06:06AM
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Lux Interior
I looked at the 5dmiii at some stores here.

€3300 ( >$4300 ).

So the whole "maybe the price is high because of the exchange rate" theory is bunk. It's a bargain in the US!

Edit: And yes, that is the "Body Only" price.

Lux, where is here? Currently, Nikon is pissing off its users in the UK by raising prices on both the D800 and D4 by, I believe, 250£ each (to 2600£ and 5300£, respectively, which converts to $4130 and $8430 at a 1.59 exchange rate).

Nikon claims that it was a mistake, but many believe that they underestimated the demand for these new cameras. That with the higher price point that the new Canon cameras came in at convinced Nikon that it could get more cash for its products. That is the cynical interpretation.

Regardless, of the reason, many expect Nikon to raise its prices in the U.S. as well. So, if you are thinking about purchasing a new high-end Nikon DSLR, put your order in now!



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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 28, 2012 06:13AM
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Billybob
Lux, where is here?

France.
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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: Billybob
Date: March 28, 2012 06:47AM
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Lux Interior
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Billybob
Lux, where is here?

France.

Aah, I love France!

However, the high cost of living on the Continent keeps me firmly planted in Florida.
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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: thermarest
Date: March 28, 2012 09:32AM
Saw the 5d2 refurb via slickdeals for $1500 and was about to jump on it, but was sold out. Probably better since I don't need one. But I have the silky smooth 85 f/1.8 and I kinda want a full frame sensor to go with it big grin smiley
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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: chopper
Date: March 28, 2012 09:41AM
I shot some stuff with my D2h and SB800 flash the other day. As long as there is some light, I can do okay with it.
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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: March 28, 2012 09:57AM
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thermarest
Saw the 5d2 refurb via slickdeals for $1500 and was about to jump on it, but was sold out. Probably better since I don't need one. But I have the silky smooth 85 f/1.8 and I kinda want a full frame sensor to go with it big grin smiley


Full frame with shallow depth of field is a beautiful thing. The $1500 was the Canon direct refurb and that thing was out of stock before the deal was posted. Canon also charges tax and shipping.

The prices will continue to drop as 5D Mark 3 ship in mass. I am guessing we'll see $1200 used Mark 2 in a month or two.



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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: March 28, 2012 11:04AM
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pRICE cUBE
Now if you shoot low light sports/action then the 5D and 5D Mar II are not going to keep up. If you are already locked into Canon, a 1D Mar 2 or Mark 3 would be better for low light action.

Yep, my 1D MkIIN still beats the pants off a 5D MkII in low-light and AF speed.

I'll upgrade to a 5D MkIII this year since the AF is finally the same as the 1D.

~A
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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: March 28, 2012 11:28AM
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tahoedrew
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pRICE cUBE
Now if you shoot low light sports/action then the 5D and 5D Mar II are not going to keep up. If you are already locked into Canon, a 1D Mar 2 or Mark 3 would be better for low light action.

Yep, my 1D MkIIN still beats the pants off a 5D MkII in low-light and AF speed.

I'll upgrade to a 5D MkIII this year since the AF is finally the same as the 1D.

~A


The main reason the 5d mark 2 sold as well as it did was the 1080p full frame video mode to allow fr shallow depth f field. The 22mp helped ove the d700. The 5d mark 2 af was is woeful. The nice thing is the 5d3 has the 1dx af system the latest and best canon has to offer with multiple cross sensors. The 5d mark 2 af was from a system that was already 5 or 6 years old when introduced. Canon was lucky that nikon was so slow to counter and the video mode was in demand. Nikon let the 5d mark 2 full frame 35mm sized sensor a 1080p go unchallenged for 3 years. Yes the d3s had full frame 35mm video but it was 720p and $5500 and in short supply.

5d2 is fine for most things, just don't try to shoot low light action with it while using shallow depth of field.



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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 28, 2012 03:17PM
is D700 worth the $1500? seems a pretty good deal if one can be had from a reputable seller. how often do the factory refurbs come up? I would love to play around with one but may wait until it hits the sub-$1000 mark (and sell my other stuff in the meanwhile)
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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: AllGold
Date: March 28, 2012 04:03PM
I just sold my 5DII today but I was starting to sweat about the price. I knew the 5D3 would drop 5D2 prices but for a few days it was looking grim. I came out ok but not great.

While it looks like a great camera, I'm not in a rush to drop $3500 on a 5DIII.



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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 28, 2012 05:16PM
I'll probably grab a 5DM3 when they are end of life. My original 5D still serves me well, and before that, served pRice cUBE well. But it still reeks of Hai Karate cologne.
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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: March 28, 2012 05:27PM
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mrbigstuff
is D700 worth the $1500? seems a pretty good deal if one can be had from a reputable seller. how often do the factory refurbs come up? I would love to play around with one but may wait until it hits the sub-$1000 mark (and sell my other stuff in the meanwhile)

Not seeing anything good on d700 refurbs yet.



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Re: Canon 5D mark III & Nikon D800 shipping, older full frame cams dropping on ebay
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: March 28, 2012 05:28PM
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Racer X
I'll probably grab a 5DM3 when they are end of life. My original 5D still serves me well, and before that, served pRice cUBE well. But it still reeks of Hai Karate cologne.

:booty:



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