Adorama has the 5D Mark III for $2699 (reg. $3408.95) with free shipping and 2% rewards. Check it out here at Adorama.
Additionally, you can get the 5D Mark III kit with 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for $3239 (reg. $3999) – also with free shipping and 2% rewards. Check it out here at Adorama.
Both deals reveal final pricing details during checkout. These are new cameras with full USA warranties. I’ve been told that these prices won’t last long.
Canon USA has the 5D Mark III refurbished for $2,669.20 right now (compare to $3,499 new). The camera is listed at $2,719.20, but you get another $50 off when you checkout thanks to a $50 off purchases of $500+ promo right now. The deal also includes a free Canon 5D Mark III 8GB USB drive. Check it out here at Canon USA.
These deals usually sell out pretty quickly when Canon USA posts them.
Canon has issued firmware update for the 5D Mark III. Firmware Version 1.2.3 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the flash may not fire depending on the timing of when the shutter button is pressed.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF microadjustment value may change.*
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor may show a line of false color along boundaries of high contrast.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the histogram of a LiveView image is incorrectly displayed when an HDMI cable is connected.
- Enables the brightness of the camera’s LCD monitor to be adjusted even when an HDMI cable is connected.
*The phenomenon listed in 2 was addressed with Firmware Version 1.2.1, and has been further improved with Firmware Version 1.2.3.
Canon has started to kit the 5D Mark III with the recent EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens. Previously, the 5D Mark III was available as a body only or in a kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens. [Read more...]