It's been a long time since I've posted anything but I knew this would be the best place to seek advice. So... Here goes.
I'm thinking of upgrading from my 40D to the 7D.
Why the upgrade?
Want to sell the 40D before it is worth nothing
I've had it for 5 or 6 years and I've learned just about everything the camera has to offer
I'm seeing the limitations of the body now that I have upgraded to prime lenses and occasionally print bigger pics
What features am I looking for/want to keep?
Better AF system
More AF points
Functional auto ISO that doesn't automatically go to 400 in nearly every situation
Micro focus adjust
Ability to control flash wirelessly with camera
Top LCD screen
Ability to shoot fast fps (kids sports)
That's all I can think of off the top of my head...
I've read the other recent upgrade recommendation threads, read all kinds of reviews and comparisons, and the 7D (especially at this stage in its product life cycle) seems like the best bang for the buck upgrade right now. I'm open to going FF but don't think it's necessary. I'd like to stay under $1,000. Also, FWIW, I plan to sell my 40D and Tammy 17-50. Future lenses might include something longer like (300 f/4 IS) and something shorter like one of the UWA lenses. I shoot all kinds if stuff from kids, sports, nature, landscape.
Any advice during the transition?
Anyone else make the same upgrade?
Is 7D a good choice?
Any other obvious choices I'm overlooking?
Thanks in advance for all your help!
It's nice to be back to PONTN after a long break