I was wondering if anybody has been in a similar situation.
I've been using the 50D exclusively for the last 9 years and never felt the camera to be limiting in any way. There was never a case where I thought "oh I wish my camera had this x feature".
So my question is, what's the point of upgrading? Has anybody else been in a similar situation and ended up upgrading anyways to find an ah-ha moment where you're like "Ohhh this camera is so much better than previous one".
Edit: I looked in the 1DX Mk ii thread which is a $6000 camera. The 50D can do the exact same thing....what gives?
If you are not feeling limited in any way, then I would say that there *is* no point for you. The point is generally to:
a.) Get one or more features that would make shooting the things one shoots easier to capture (faster AF, better low light/noise handling, larger lcd, etc)
b.) Because one wants shiny, new gear
I, initially, resisted moving from the 40D to the 7D because the specs were incremental in increase on paper...however, just about everything about the 7D was better than the 40D. Larger and faster buffer, nearly double the resolution (10mp vs 18mp), faster and more accurate AF, micro af adjustments, more customizable shooting options, etc. Felt stupid having waited so long. There *were* downsides, but they were temporary; had to keep shutter speeds higher to avoid camera shake, therefore had to run higher ISO, the 7D *required* a good exposure to have a solid final shot, etc. The 40D gave a ton more latitude in focus precision and exposure that the newer body did not...but, I adapted and wound up a better photographer.
My turning point on making the switch was simply that I wanted a buffer that cleared faster since I was trying to shoot a lot of aerobatics at the time and the 40D is simply *much* slower in that area than the 7D was. Then I found all of the other things that made it a better body for me. I keep the 40D on hand now to hand off to my nieces/nephews when they want to take a turn with a real camera...I can hardly use it any more because it frequently doesn't have a feature that I want. <shrug>