New Canon 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IIIn Rumor – June 2008

Just when we thought rumors had died off for the Canon 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IIIn, up crops another over at the forums.  This one seems pretty weak on its face; however, Yakim (the poster) has been around for quite some time and generally has a pretty good ear to the ground for upcoming gear.  Still yet, take it with a grain of salt.

5D Mk II.
1D Mk III N.
2 new lenses.

The source is an old Israeli photographer which shoots Nikon, has a vast collection of Nikon equipment and has some internal knowledge in Nikon and Canon (a little). FWIW, he is well respected in Israel and is considered a reliable source.


For more on each of these cameras, see Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II page and Canon 1D Mark IIIn page.



  1. says

    New 5D will be anons ed soon or later but i think its gonna be only next summer at pma 2009 . about the MK3n? hmmm upgraded version needed indeed not only for the photographers , for canons reputation

  2. says

    @Iris – Speculation abounds, but the consensus seems to be a price over $3000.

    @Z.brown – PMA 2009 is scheduled to take place March 3-5, 2009. My money’s still on Photokina 2008. Agreed on your point regarding the MK3n.

  3. Kris says

    if not in June then we can expect it on August so actually 3 years after 5D launch… Now I’m a bit skeptic after previous rumors :)

  4. Marcel says

    Let’s start a petition – “We want some real cameras…and we want them now”….LOL

  5. Pat says

    It’s awfully quiet out there….Bueller? Bueller?

    What’s the latest? I don’t know what’s worse: (1) reading rumors that never seem to pan out; or (2) not hearing anything!

  6. Jim Elliott says

    This appeared on my Newsletter from Calumet in the UK a few days ago.

    “Have your eye on today’s finest equipment but don’t want to pay the price? Join us at Drummond Street 4-6 September for our £500k stock clearance event to get your hands on some of today’s most sought after gear.

    In order to make room for the next generation of cameras and accessories, we’re clearing out our rental and demo stock, including the Canon 5D………”