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Thanks everyone, I appreciate the feedback and valued advice. GPop, I am satisfied, but the 5D2 images seemed smoother (IMHO), and of course I had more cropping power with 21mp vs. 10mp, not to mention more data for larger prints.
No doubt the 1D3 is a tank, I can see [and feel] that. They were BOTH in equally GREAT/LIKE NEW condition (Iím sure my 5D2 probably still is as is this 1D3). I gather I'll try to make this 1D3 work for me and make the best of it. One thing is certain, when I point it at something, the focus lock is apples to oranges compared to the 5D2.
Guess I'm trying to make myself not feel bad and justifying the downgrade (if it's even considered that). According to WmPat, I came out ahead here Ö so I suppose I'm trying to validate that. I guess mp isn't always better or is it?
I do freelance photojournalist work, and needed something (when on assignment) to focus, lock and capture right away -- something my 5D2 was struggling with. That's the main reason I traded. However, my assignments have decreased to one a month, so I mainly shoot portraits now, and that's (IMH) where the 5D2 shined.
Thanks again, and as always any additional feedback is most welcome and humbly appreciated.