Upload & Sell: Off
My original thread went through my reasoning. I'm thinking that the depreciation on the MKIII will far outpace a used 5D over 6 months. I can learn some about Canon during that time and not have to layout $6K today and in the end wind up with a MKIII and a backup body for just a few hundred more than the MKIII today. I'm guessing I'll have the replacement by next weekend, so only a few days delay.
My reasoning my be flawed, but time will tell. Part of the reason I chose KEH was the 6 month warranty - very generous if you ask me. Many of the other big retailers offer 90 days and Ebay? Well, 0 there in the majority of cases. I never buy the extended warranty on electronics, but in this case I really did through KEH because I may, with patience, have won a bid for a little less for a camera in similar condition. However, knowing these things can happen, I paid the extra for piece of mind.
My used 24-105 f4 L from KEH? Immaculate. I really can't believe it is used. It is the one I used for the only pics I got from the 5D. I honestly anticipate zero problems there. Great value as far as I'm concerned. Time will tell on that one too though I guess.
I am still very excited about the 5D. Although a little "antiquated", it is still a fine camera that does all I need it to do.
As another poster or two offered, these things happen. It doesn't make me happy, but I'll get over it. No hard feelings for Canon. And I know folks today that are still using a 5+ year old 5D very happily, so I'm guessing most will last. If not, then I made the wrong call.
As for Win8 Metro? You hit the nail on the head there. May it die a quick death.
Well, I have to say from your earlier post about opting out of a replacement, and now saying no hard feelings to Canon, I'd say you're more patient than some people here.
Your reasoning is quite logical, and I suppose it goes without saying since IT guys are usually quite logical. I'm also looking for a suitable full frame camera but since I'm quite adverse to buying 2nd hand, I'm waiting for Photokina to see if the rumour about entry level FF camera is true, though I'm not getting my hopes up. Otherwise I'll look into the newer 5D2 and hopefully I can still get a brand new one or at least a used one in mint condition and still under warranty. I'm not really worried about the AF since my 7D is adequate for whatever little action and wildlife craving I might have.
Lens is a different matter. I have no qualm about buying 2nd hand. They're mostly mechanical and most likely outlast camera bodies.
AOE rules, though I prefer Total War.