Thanks a lot to all for the very insightful answers.
A few comments:
- used/refurbished are not that easy to find around here; you can get them from shops with guarantee and all but the savings are just not worth it.
- HDR: of course I could get it through post processing but I am past the time when I thought I would post process most of my pictures. I have hard disks full of triple exposures bracketing that I will never really look at
ISO is another matter. I don't like to go above 640 with the 40D; recent camera can do a bit better from what I read/see
- not really keen to invest in full frame or another brand because most of my glass would not work.
I do not shoot that much any more, so changing all the equipment does not make a lot of sense.
- I hinted at this before but if I were not going through a rather nice 3-weeks trip I would not buy a new camera. I waited 10 years to replace my 40d, I could wait one more and then jump on the 7D3 for another long time. But the trip is there...
Where is ‘around here’?