As a classic 5d user, I've been waiting years for the 5d line with improved AF. It finally shows up, but with a hefty price tag. I know there's a ton of bells and whistles on the Mark 3, but in all honesty, I would have been happy with a 5d2 and improved AF model at a smaller mark up. I'm not griping, just saying, if I had the money, I'd buy one in a second because I know it's going to be a beast, but they priced out of my budget.
Now that 5d2 are selling for sub $1800 new from legitimate sellers, that's tough to turn down. I mean I could buy a 5d2/7d combo and still have spare change over the 5d3.
So, for all those who take pics of their kids, how tough is it to pull off with the 5d2. I've got a couple squirmy boys (18 months and almost 4 years) so sitting still is not an option. I've also got AYSO soccer, etc. coming up so need a decent AF.
My other choice is to hold off a year and hope the 5d3 drops in price (but we're probably talking a few hundred bucks). And how many photos of my kids do I lose in the meantime? And last option is to buy the 5d2 to quench my mostly landscape love, and buy a 7D as well to take care of the action.