No second hand value on 5DIII

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amobi
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No second hand value on 5DIII
Jul 11, 2012

I lost $500 on my 5DIII in less than a month and half. I paid $3500 and sold it for $2999. I know cameras have no second hand value but 5DIII seems to be the worst. I guess because it was over priced to begin with.

The camera has less than 800 shutter count with three batteries. I got a good Gig to shoot video for some company that teaches ball room dancing to seniors. They basically hired me to record twice a month for 12 months. It was a good deal so I rushed and bought another 5DIII for backup. After using it once I changed my mind. I will rather use a regular video camera to record. The video came out nice and smooth but it was hard to keep the focus locked on the dancers.

I hated loosing this money but I have no choice. My initial asking price was $3175 but not a single offer came in. As soon as I reduced the price to $2999 I got gazillion offers. What a bunch of crap.

I think the price of 5DIII will take a nose dive very soon. If I know what I know now I will never have paid $3500 for it.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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