I currently have a 40D and it has performed well for me, but am now thinking of getting a 5DMkII to go FF and get me some more pixels.
I have been cruising the Rumors section of the board as the 5DMkII is currently nearly 2 yrs old and am wondering if I should make the plunge now or wait? Some of the 'supposed' features of the rumoured 5DMkIII will be the inclusion of the 7D focus system, 30MP, and a higher frame rate.
I'm not sure that I really need 30MP, but the frame rate would be nice ... BUT my real question is ... will I need the AF that the 7D is using??? I pretty much use the center point for AF on my 40D because I want to control things. Is this flawed thinking when the 7D AF system is in play? Do those who have the 7D go with AF or are they sticking to center point AF (assuming they have done so pre 7D).
One other thing I am thinking is that the 5DMkIII (assuming there will be one), will likely sell for well over $3000. With the 5DMkII currently at $2500, which is the post introduction deflated price, a newer 5DMkIII will likely sell at least for $500 more than that and then will also have the 'new' camera premium attached to it too.
I am also looking to see what Spring rebates will be offering - should be any day now.
I think my biggest uncertainty is about AF. I have read 7d vs 5DMkII threads and while some do touch upon center point only usage, I would like to hear more.
Jump or step back from the precipice?? What do you all think?