Just hours after posting the Canon 5D Mark III for $2799, another deal shows up bringing the Canon 5D Mark III down to just $2599. This is the lowest price the 5DM3 normally goes when these deals come around. Same seller who offered the deal during Black Friday and another just a few weeks ago. Check it out via eBay (click here)
[Update] There's a better deal that just showed up for only $2599 (here).
The Canon 5D Mark III is currently on special offer promotions from major retailers down to just $2975 (as seen here), so my guess is we might not expect another price drop until after January 5th. This isn't as good as the previous $2599 deal a few weeks ago, but if you're looking for something cheaper sooner than later, there's another deal on the Canon 5D Mark III (Brand New USA Warranty) for $2799 via eBay (Click Here)
Current retail value for a 5D Mark III lists for $3299, and on a good day you can find the Canon 5D Mark III fall around $2899. It's been a while since we've seen the 5D Mark III at this price, but here is a Black Friday Deal today bringing the price down to just $2499 via eBay (found here).
The real OEM BG-E11 battery grip for the Canon 5D Mark III will run about $300 dollars. You can find that on the product page (click here). I'm sure the OEM is the best of the best, but i've managed to purchase several aftermarket grips for my T2i, 60D, 5D Mark II, and Canon 7D.
When I found the price dropping on the aftermarket BG-E11 grips, I decided to get one for the Mark III for around $50 dollars. You can find the grips via eBay (Click Here).
Big Box retailers are currently offering the Canon 5D Mark III Body with a $200 instant rebate bringing the price down to just under $3K. If you were already planning to pick up this camera, there's another deal today for the Canon 5D Mark III (Body Only) available via eBay that brings the price down to about $2800 (found here).
If you haven't already heard the news, Canon has announced that it will release a firmware update to the Canon 5D Mark III that will allow uncompressed HDMI output (article here). Nothing to get too excited about just yet since the release date is expected to be released on April 2013.
Still, even without this feature the camera is amazing and shines especially well in dim lighting. If you've been eyeballing the camera, there's another $400 dollar discount on the Canon 5D Mark III (Body Only) via eBay Daily Deals (Click Here)
The OEM BG-E11 Battery Grip for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (seen here) runs for over $300 dollars, still out of reach for something I don't think I would use very much at this time. I have had aftermarket battery grips for my 5D Mark II, 7D, T2i, and 60D to add more grip space on the camera body, and to also add that handy extra button when shooting photos in portrait mode.
Now that the Aftermarket BG-E11 Battery Grips for the Canon 5D Mark III have come down to just a little over $50 bucks, I felt it was time to try it out. From the images, it looks pretty spot on with the real deal as far as button layouts and includes the little joystick. I won't have an OEM version to compare it to side by side, but i'll take some pics as soon as it comes in. Check them out via eBay (Click Here).
Aftermarket BG-E11 Battery Grip Canon 5D Mark III -via eBay
Here's a simple DIY way to add an HDMI Cable Pinch to one of those Gini Panasonic GH2 Video Cages [Thanks Asa]. You could use this same technique on any of the other cages offered by Gini, and I just noticed that Gini is also offering a specific cage for the Canon 5D Mark III if you need all of those mounting points. Check out the Gini gear on eBay (Click Here).