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I have upgraded my camera system about every 15-16 years, starting with a Minolta in 1979 and moving from Nikon to Canon just this week. I’d prefer to hang onto the lenses I choose, so the first thing was (for reasons given in the blog post linked below) to determine that the frame format I wanted to use for the next 15-20 years was the full 35mm-sized format. Given that even the “entry level” full frame cameras expected to be released this fall will run around $2,000 I decided to go ahead and get a good body now. I ordered a Canon EOS 5D Mark III full frame camera at a private special event for Best Buy Reward Zone members and picked it up at the store in just 3 days. The recent $150 price drop didn’t make too much of a difference but the 3x reward points on the cost of the camera will give me enough reward certificates to get an extra lens or a pretty fast CompactFlash card.

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