Despite owning the 1100D (T3) for just over a year, I am really eager to move up to full frame. The better image quality, richer colors, wider field of view, all of that is really tempting, but I can't come to terms with myself whether this is actually a smart move.
I don't really come from money so this would me a gigantic leap in every way, and on top of that I don't even profit from photography, it's just a passion so far, but I do plan on doing something about that.
I have narrowed it down to 2 contenders, with the possibility of an intruder.
5Dc - cheapest way in and from what I've heard glorious image quality for a bit of faff with the old software and the dreary LCD,
1Ds Mark II - I am really hot for this one despite the price difference, the AF system is impeccable and that's something I'd been yapping about for as long I've had the 1100D, sometimes, the focus just turns its back on me. Weather sealing is amazing since I do enjoy shooting lightning from time to time, but then again I'd need a lens to compliment that (which I don't). All in all, this is my favourite. (Still drooling in the aprreciation thread).
Then, there's the intruder, 5DII, which wipes the floor with both of the previous cameras on paper (and asks for even more money), but if it just had the AF system of the 1 series, this would be without doubt the obvious choice.
I've read a lot about these, seen many photos and handled all but the 5Dc, and truth be told I'm screaming for the 1 series despite it's age (which concerns me as well, should it?) and some lack of user friendliness that I've grown accustomed to with the one I own now.
BUT! Would it be smarter for me to work my bum off as intended and just invest it in lenses and drop this dream of owning a FF after just a year and a bit? My line-up of glass is like the football team of Serbia, incomplete and not really good. I own the kit lens (which would probably be sold along with the camera if I'm going to buy the 1Ds) the rest are M42 mount Zeiss 1.8 50mm which is astonishing in every way and a 35mm Porst 2.8 which I barely use at all. I had a 135mm Porst 2.8, but I dropped it and I do believe that it has kicked the bucket. Plus I've heard about some difficulties of 1Ds working with the M42 adapters.
I am young, eager and as the age dictates, careless about my actions, so I ask you fellow photographers to help me not make a decision that I'll regret.