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EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Jackolow, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. HumbleBum

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    Teds have it for $4299.. B+H have it for $3449 * .92 = $3172.. ;)
     
  2. Modafroman

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    Well it kinda halves what you have to buy/carry around.

    I'm guessing someone (probably yongnuo/phottix) will reverse engineer the protocol they use or it will be the same as the pocketwizards etc and so there will be cheaper alternatives to the canon transmitter (which has an rrp of ~$420 from memory)

    Including shipping, from BH it will be ~$3300... but keep in mind that they have a policy against undervaluing shipments so you WILL have to pay GST, which will bring it up pretty close to that anyways :\

    Nope, the nikon one is similar to the canon one (it's an optical transmitter, the preflashes tell the flash what settings to use etc)
     
  3. oculi

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    yeah that is a bit strange, nikon have been putting radio flash transmitters in their cameras for ages now haven't they?
     
  4. HumbleBum

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    $3300 * 1.10 = $3630.. Thats still a whopping saving.
     
  5. Modafroman

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    plus holding fees, plus administration fees (there was a conversation about this somewhere, but all the fees add up to another ~$100-150 or so)

    Still a saving, but effort lol.

    What's the go with claiming back stuff on travel? Will be heading to thailand in the middle of the year, and dad often travels to the states every few months for work. ;)
     
  6. destrkta

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    or you could just have a weekend holiday in the US of A and it wouldn't be much more expensive picking it up while your there. Wouldn't be that much more expensive lol

    If you purchase it here with GST you could claim the GST back when heading overseas (travel date is within 30days of purchase). But if you purchase it overseas you can't claim anything back.
     
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  7. Xang

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    Maybe, except I already own a set of PWs ;)

    At the professional end of the market, Canon has to convince people to switch, not just take up their product.
     
  8. bugeyes

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    I'll wait and see what the DigitalRev price is.
     
  9. ElBeasto

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    Just got an email from B&H with the 5DIII specs, nice!!

    I'm really glad to see the AF system vastly improved, 41 cross type points out of the total 61.

    Also, the MP count is more what I was expecting the D800 to be but as Nikon engineers have said, the D800 is new category rather than an update to the D700.

    Canon users must be pretty happy with the new specs. :thumbup::)
     
  10. [OutCast]

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    AF is the only reason to buy one ... nothing compelling.

    If you need ISO that high ... you need faster glass.

    fyi - I'm a canon guy.
     
  11. HumbleBum

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    As long as you dont bring it back with you, if you do, and your busted its the GST plus a fine.

    ;)
     
  12. Modafroman

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    trick is to go there, buy it and bring it back without any boxes
     
  14. bugeyes

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    This! don't need teh boxes anyway.
     
  16. Modafroman

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    From DWI on their FB page:

    "Based on rough details on the Canon 5D MK III it looks like the camera will be available April with a price around $3500 body only.
    16:20 (6 minutes ago)"
     
  17. norbs

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    Wow, this place hasn't changed. :)

    I will wait for it to drop in price, then I will be all over it.
     
  18. Modafroman

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    Right. 30 days isn't much lol. How do you claim it back? Do you need any proof etc that you take it overseas? :p

    Look pretty good, mainly interested in the high iso ones. ISO6400 looks like my ~1600 :p
     
  19. MatterHorn

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    Agreed, as a 5Dmk2 owner I'm kinda surprised how little this interests me. Sure you can always have better AF, or better ISO performance, etc but I don't feel that it's much of a step up? That's just my opinion - and probably to make me feel better when people are running around with shiny new cameras :weirdo: :(
     
  20. lothloriel

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    Why? What compels you so much to buy it based on the given specifications?
    I'm genuinely curious.
     

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