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1350 might even be a stretch as well, 7d used prices seem to be lower than that now so you may be looking at 12-1250 now, and in another 6 months another 100 less. I would dump it now and cut your loses and look for the deals now on mkIV, prices are dropping on those as well, 37 to 38 for nice low click units. I love my mkIII and dont use video so it works for me. I may be selling soon to cut my loses as well though as they are dropping fast too.
Damn. I figured I was in the 13-1350 range More of a reason to not sell the 7D.
Tony B wrote:
+1. In business as a professional photographer clients pay for gear. If they do not then there is something wrong with the business plan & my suggestion,as an accountant, would be to find an alternative day job. Cameras are a business necessity as are letterheadings, printing paper, paper clips, desk, chair etc.. I cannot think of any other profession where some "pros" spend as much time asking what tools are needed to do THEIR job. By far my largest business expense is my motor vehicle, followed by employee wages, followed by gear. Which leads me to ask Pinto, Mustang...Show more →
My clients do pay for my equipment. This wasn't a "what do I need to use to do my business thread". I've coverd that in my head countless times. It was a toss up between 5D3 and 1DIV. ultimately, even though I make much less shooting sports than I do weddings, I also enjoy shooting sports. The 5D3's just weren't going to cut it for me at 6FPS.
I'm also one of those greedy professional photographers that keeps another job as well Pension plan, retirement lump sum and health benefits are wonderful to be able to guarantee to my family.
I was in a similar scenario and sold the 1D3 & 7D and purchased the 5D3 to compliment my 1D4. It should be close to a break even deal $ wise. Now I have ff & crop sensor bodies both of which have great ISO properties. Your needs may vary!
This is an avenue that I've considered. But I think that after adding another 5D battery/grip, I'll be worse off than just buying another Mk4.
Jim Victory wrote:
I would keep it and get as much work, money, I could out of it. You may be able to pay for it using it on a few jobs so that no matter when you sell it or what you get for it you have not lost anything.
Your using your equipment to make money. As far as I'm concern if that use pays for itself you haven't lost anything in the end.
Thank you Jim. I appreciate the comments that you've all given and the advice. I believe that even if when I buy another Mk4 I will keep the 7D.