I have recently been into one of the Canon authorised service centres to pick up my recently cleaned EOS1ds Mk II.
I got into a fairly detailed discussion with the guy about the relative differences between the slightly older model 1's and the newer models (say the 5 mkII). His view was that the 1's were 'losing ground' in terms of technology against the newer models - the 5 MkII and the 50D.
He said that while the 1ds Mk III was still an awesome body, Canon were set to announce a whole new revamp to their top of the line model - and possibly other in the 1 range especially after Nikon announced the arrival of the D3X recently (http://www.dpreview.com …specs/Nikon/nikon_d3x.asp)
He said the announcement was not due to be made until april at the earliest - but more realistically June.
Anyone else hear anything???