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The best time to buy a new body is when you need it, not when you want it, and not when the price is at some weird point on the inevitable curve.
That said, with all high tech products there is some advantage to waiting 3 months or 6 months after release to let early production troubles and issues missed in user beta testing come out and be resolved.
It's the same in the comp/software Biz, never ever ever buy v1.0 unless you enjoy suffering
For photography gears, in this day-n-age, IMO a new body is in question when you need higher IQ, ISO headroom, with very little noise.
Got my 1st DSLR in late 07; 40D, but had been looking at digital when the 20D came out. I was looking for more bang for the buck, was still quite happy with my EOS-3s and film. In 07 two bodies really interested me, the 5Dc and 40D. Two formal and one personal review sold me on the 40D, one was KR's, Luminous Landscapes and a hand-on with a customer at a local camera shop. The 40D just felt right and the lower body price allowed me to pick up the 70-200 f4L IS...it was the feel for me, the 40D gripped, 70-200 mounted just balanced perfectly...it was fun to hold, shoot with!
The 6D will no doubt be my next body, I've waited for a FF body, on paper it has many qualities that fit my physical needs. All I'm waiting for are a few hands on reviews; IQ and ISO being my decider, and will wait until mid 2013 to drop my dimes. I've no doubt it will not slack at all in IQ or high ISO, it might be as good or better than the 5D3. I've had a 60D in hand and it felt great, the 6D is much like it, sans the FF sensor
Even in my film days it was glass that mattered most, still does...
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