So here's my story of woe... Wife and I went to Vegas this week specifically to take pictures and goof around. Half way through the first evening my Canon 40D died with ERR 99. Nothing I could do would get it to take another image. Back to the room bummed to do research on the situation only to find out that there's not much I can do other than send it back to Canon for repairs.
Determined not to let this bother me I decided to purchase another body. I have been reading a lot on the new 7D but really had my mind set on purchasing the 5D Mark II. Couldn't find a 7D anywhere but found a 5D body at the local Best Buy and headed that direction. When I got there I found they had the 7D too so walked out with that instead of the 5D.
My question to you guys is did I make the right decision? My tipping point on the 7D was the Frames Per Second capture speed as I do a lot of car racing photography but am I missing out on going to the 5D? I've still got the ability to return the 7D in exchange for the 5D and the 40D is going to Canon for repairs today. I'm what I would consider a novice photographer, been doing it more seriously for about a year or two now but still have a lot to learn. I shoot just about anything that interests me at the time, a lot of car and motorcycle shots mostly stills but about 20% racing. I also do a lot of urban wandering shooting around town.
Would love to hear everyone's thoughts. Thanks in advance.