So over the Thanksgiving weekend, I finally gathered the nerve to just let go of my 5D3 as I was offered a fair price for it. That, in conjunction with the deal for the 6D at $1400 pushed me into pulling the trigger on the swap out. Done and done.
Some things I'm struggling with, some not so much. Either way, I think the decision was the right one for me (for now).
Wondering if anyone else has given the same move some thought.
Bravo! I took a less costly route and just bought the 6D to begin with, having tried my cousin's 5D3 a few times.
John, just keep in mind, that in the eyes of the 5D3 lovers, you are no longer a serious photographer. You have taken a step down in your photographic station in life!
That's never meant much to me one way or the other. What matters to me is being able to make the images I want the way I want them (and more easily when possible).
I will miss the 5D3, but the 6D is enough to get it done for the time being. One of the big motivations for this swap is to have more money ready in prep for canon's next potentially high end full frame offering.
Oh I see. Well every little bit helps, but I have a feeling that beast is going to be $9000 or more. A few hundred, or even a thousand bucks, is not a lot of money by comparison. You're best off paying for it over time. The problem is, Adorama and B&H are fond of only giving you 6 months to pay, no interest. By contrast, Amazon will give you up to 24 months, or even more to pay (at least if it's a tv, haha!) Not sure how long they'll give you to pay for a 1 series body that costs that much, though. Might be difficult to get a line of credit large enough with the Amazon card, but I suppose it's possible. You might need over $200k in annual income or something, in which case just paying cash for it might make more sense.
I anticipate that it will definitely be at least in the 6k range and would not be all that shocked if it were higher as you have stated. I'm already at roughly 3k with all the moves I have made recently. Looking at dumping three or four more lenses which should put me between 6-7k which will have me all set Oh, not to mention I will also be dumping the 6D at that time for hopefully another thousand'ish.
How many lenses do you have?