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... Be a great traveling option to the 5D mk 3 :)

Wash your mouth out Al. I bet you carry the 5D Mk III to the shops for bread and milk!!

:P

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I do not!

BTW: What's bread? And milk?

Are they something like beer and pretzels? If so, then... :lol:

PS: 5D3 :wub: :wub: :wub:

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OK Satan, I see you're still in the temptation business! :lol:

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Wash your mouth out Al. I bet you carry the 5D Mk III to the shops for bread and milk!!

:P

:D

rain hail or shine ! hehe

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[quote name= :)' timestamp='1339938111' post='1813265]

Jbs canon dslr prices on their website haven't budged in the least that can see. No different from few months ago was constantly monitoring.

That must have been the Grey Import prices you were looking at?

'Cause by my reckoning they have reduced their prices to 'similar' levels to their Grey Import prices. They are by my calcs slightly higher now (~5-8%) from what the old import prices are, but that's not a bad trade off for local support?

Their lens prices haven't reduced though!

$1400 for Canon 24-105mm L lens but you can get an import for ~$900

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That must have been the Grey Import prices you were looking at?

'Cause by my reckoning they have reduced their prices to 'similar' levels to their Grey Import prices. They are by my calcs slightly higher now (~5-8%) from what the old import prices are, but that's not a bad trade off for local support?

Their lens prices haven't reduced though!

$1400 for Canon 24-105mm L lens but you can get an import for ~$900

I was checking both their local and grey import pricing.

their 5d3 price is still nothing special diesel,

http://www.jbhifi.co...only-sku-84033/

no change can see in the 5D mk2 either.

their claim of matching amazon pricing is bulldust,

canon 5d mk3 $3,499 on amazon

http://www.amazon.co...non+5d+mk3+body

not the $3996 jb is charging.

or the canon 24-105L is $931 on amazon

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B000AZ57M6

not $1400 JB is charging !

so yeah their claims are no different to the BS canon price match cr@p teds was posting on their website.

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Dealing with some Australian retailers can be a PIA. I went to a couple of major retailers today looking to purchase a new toy. Neither were interested in offering anything less than retail.

I might head into Melbourne next week to see if I can do any better, otherwise I'll buy from the US and get it sent to my daughter (will cost some freight from her place to ours) and save near on $1k, or from Hong Kong and save $600.

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So Al, do I read it right that you have a 5D3?

What happened with the 7D? Sold it to fund the new purchase?

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Dealing with some Australian retailers can be a PIA. I went to a couple of major retailers today looking to purchase a new toy. Neither were interested in offering anything less than retail.

I might head into Melbourne next week to see if I can do any better, otherwise I'll buy from the US and get it sent to my daughter (will cost some freight from her place to ours) and save near on $1k, or from Hong Kong and save $600.

hi spearmint, yeah suburban stores I havent found for years now to be able to do anything but retail unless a chain and have something on "special" nationally. the elizabeth street strip have found the best as can just do the walk between the stores to get the best price. but to be honest I get the feel eg with new releases there just isnt the discounting as once was. re us purchases just be carefull warranty wise, eg canon will no longer service overseas stuff. there are plenty of online grey market stores (becextech, dwi and t dimension) though many of which allowing say 5 year warranties with including pickup from you and return. plus some with "international" mack warranties.

So Al, do I read it right that you have a 5D3?

What happened with the 7D? Sold it to fund the new purchase?

hi diesel, yep 5D3 it is and yes the 7D unfortunately sold off at a pittance to help fund the upgrade. I do still think the 7D an absolute beauty of a camera but the 5D3 has definitely been worth for me as an upgrade.

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Can't say that I miss the 7D with it's crop factor. Absolutely no regrets getting the 5D3.

The CC, on the other hand, has a contrary view! :lol:

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yep for me the kind of photography I take which is a lot of indoors stuff often with kids/family its been a boon. the 24-105L is ever so much more versatile ! and the 17-40L love for its wide angle. where might have considered a wider zoom lens again those thoughts now gone.

with the change in crop factor, taken me a little while but I've got used to the focusing as well.

fortunately it wasnt fatal to my CC. selling off the 7D helped as with a ton of other stuff had to flog off !

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I'm looking to buy some new cards, both CF and SDHC or SDXC cards

Anybody have a good source of legit cards?

These are for the new body I have on order :)

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I'm looking to buy some new cards, both CF and SDHC or SDXC cards

Anybody have a good source of legit cards?

These are for the new body I have on order :)

D800, or D4? Please be a D4...

Can't advice on cards, but IME you haveto very very wary of fakes... best to just buy it legit from a camera shop IMO.

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D800, or D4? Please be a D4...

Can't advice on cards, but IME you haveto very very wary of fakes... best to just buy it legit from a camera shop IMO.

I'm sorry to disappoint you :(

It's the D800E

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I'm sorry to disappoint you :(

It's the D800E

Not disappointed, more excited. Congrats... :wub:

Interesting, no anti-alias filter... Out of curiosity, why choose that over the 800? Becoz of no anti-alias filter?

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I'm looking to buy some new cards, both CF and SDHC or SDXC cards

Anybody have a good source of legit cards?

These are for the new body I have on order :)

I bought a SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro from here with no hassles.

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Not disappointed, more excited. Congrats... :wub:

Interesting, no anti-alias filter... Out of curiosity, why choose that over the 800? Becoz of no anti-alias filter?

Basically yes, from what I've read there is very little between the two, with the E able to bring out a little more detail.

I bought a SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro from here with no hassles.

Cheers, I'll grab a couple.

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Basically yes, from what I've read there is very little between the two, with the E able to bring out a little more detail.

Interested to see some pics from that new baby.... The nikon website says there could possibly be moire issues and what not, but other websites with sample pics, I don't really think there's any? :P Less is more, this camera is certainly interesting!!

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Teds doing $50 off for club Ted members on the new 40mm f2.8 making it a $200 purchase... Couldnt resist !

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When the 40 becomes 14 and the 200 becomes 2,000 I'll be first in line! ;)

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