This solid deal is back again… ebay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon 5D Mark III for $1999 (compare at $2499) in limited quantity and with free shipping in the US. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay.
When Canon announced the new 5Ds and 5Ds R cameras, it stoked the megapixel war flames once again by thoroughly trouncing the resolution of the Nikon D810 and Sony A7R cameras, both of which offer a mere 36MP full frame sensor.
While the 5Ds and 5Ds R are the latest to the 5D line, Canon is leaving the very popular 5D Mark III in the line-up. The Canon 5D Mark III was introduced in March 2012. By Canon’s prior timelines, the 3-year point is the proper upgrade timeframe. However, DSLRs have plateaued somewhat over the past few years and the need to upgrade every 2-3 years is less compelling for photographers and, by extension, camera manufacturers.
Additionally, the 5D Mark III and 5Ds/5Ds R are, in many ways, very different cameras for very different purposes. Even though the cameras are very similar from the outside, what’s inside makes them very different indeed. [Read more…]
Please note: This is probably a grey market camera and/or it was part of a kit that the seller broke up to sell separately at a discounted rate. At the time of this post, ebay seller getitdigital has a 99.5% positive rating on ebay.
Canon recently issued a firmware update for the 5D Mark III to version 1.3.3. The new firmware provides for the following improvements and fixes:
- Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).
- Corrects some incorrect indications on the “English” and “Russian” menu screens.
You can download the firmware here on Canon’s website.
Canon has brought the MAP (minimum advertised price) of the 5D Mark III down to $2799, which effectively becomes the new “retail” price. Additionally, the price drop comes in conjunction with a $300 instant savings for a limited time, which means you can buy the Canon 5D Mark III today at $2499 from US retailers. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Likewise, the Canon 5D Mark III kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens gets a corresponding price drop and instant savings rebate – making it $3099. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Both deals also include 2% rewards from B&H, as well as several other freebies.