I have a Canon Rebel XSI with the battery grip and I love this camera, however, I am starting into the world of professionalism. I am doing portraits and weddings and getting paid to do so and the Xsi is nice but I need a little bit more advanced camera.
I can purchase a used 1ds for around $850 (body only) and this of course the original 1ds. This camera will make excellent use of my 70-200mm f/2.8 canon lens. It is full frame, which is something I really would like to have.
The 7d is an awesome camera and the features are "un-real" for the price. 8pfs, digital level, wireless sync with flash units, hd video, where could you go wrong? I would have to shell out $800, which could be used for a solid wide angle lens or maybe for 2 speedlights.
The 40d the least pro. of all of these options but is still a fantastic camera. I have a friend who has a studio and does wonderful work all with a 40d. With Batt grip and all maybe $700 used. So cheap but allows me to spend money on the more important gear such as flashes and lenses.
The camera body is the least important part of the situation and I have a limited budget, if I hadn't just purchased the 70-200 lens I would go get a 5dII haha. I would wait to save up for the 5dII but I really need something better now and I know the 1ds is older but still to me is the most appealing. Even though the 7d is far better in many aspects including the fact that it has video which I would like to dabble in. I am having a hard time waiting until I have enough to get the 7d when i could buy a 1ds now, I wish the 1dsII was cheaper, it would be perfect. I was just wondering what you guys thought? Is it worth the wait?