Looking for advice with purchasing a new dSLR. My current, is a well aged...ancient (in dSLR years) 350D. It has served me well for my past needs, but I now have a new need. I've been out of the loop for so long, that I am not sure what is the smart move for me on the upgrade.
Primary Need: I need to now photograph larger artwork (oil paintings) that my current camera is no longer good enough for (I don't want to stitch). The artwork is currently up to 30" wide and has lots of fine detail, and quite vivid colors spanning ProPhoto RGB color gammut and even exceeding it at times (I only know this from someone who has much more capable equipment).
Secondary Need: Outdoor scene and still life. Only about 10% of secondary need will have (fast) moving objects.
I don't think I'll have much need for state of the art video stuff or GPS or wifi, though I may find I like them :P
Timeliness: I need a camera by April, so new releases is a gamble that I can entertain until April :P
Price: I think 2K is about as high as I can go without getting killed by my wife. Maybe something much less will do well for me, maybe not.
Using current pricing and rebates available and currently available cameras (not sure what is soon to release), these are what I find to be remarkably better than what I currently have :P
6D $2,099.00 (this is pushing it)
5D MII 2,199.00 -400 rebate = $1799
4Ti(kit) $1149.00-150 rebate=$999
(prices are from canon website. I recall Canon regulating prices pretty well with authorized dealers, which as far as I recall is importan for warranty)
Current lenses are
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Thinking of maybe getting
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM or ...?
Welcome your thoughts and suggestions