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Oldrattler, a suggestion, check out the Alternative Gear forum. There is a thread discussing the 5D3, it's focusing screen, AF and Alt glass. Several FM members have both the 5D2 and 5D3, if you haven't posted your LCD concerns there, you might do so...there's lots of great info in that forum.
I'm on the fence, still with older crop bodies, but looking to go FF next year with either the 5D2, 6D or 5D3. Waiting for the 6D reviews, I have read up on each body, the 5D3 has the larger LCD at 3.2" and it has no air between the LCD and protective outside glass, it also has a slightly higher resolution at 1040K. The 6D has a 3" LCD, the same resolution of the 5D3, but is not constructed, sealed like the 5D3 and it has a coated plastic cover. As for the 5D2 it's LCD is glass covered but it's resolution is 940K, not a huge difference buy as eyes get older the higher res, for me, would help.
I'm torn...they're all a huge upgrade from my crop bodies :0
- 5D2/$1700...3yrs old, option to buy more glass
(I called Canon's Loyalty Program and a 5D2 referb is $1545 w/90-day warranty)
Coming from a 40D, recently picking up a 50D, the higher res LCD is nice, Liveview is easier on the eyes; I'm not so keen on the larger RAW files