« on: January 02, 2013, 03:42:45 PM »
I too 'jumped' from the Rebel T2i (550D). But I bought the 5DM3 at full market price.
Price will (almost) always reflect current purchaser demand. Basic economics the price consumers will actually pay intersecting with how much the producer can actually (or are willing to) supply.
Canon & Nikon technology will always keep up with each other, as best they can, with strong consideration towards their core markets.
If you're not happy with their current line-up of product offerings (or the price you will pay), then obviously, you are do not fall into one of their current target markets. This will change over time as prices adjust to market forces.
If you are truly interested in photography. ie the actual photographs as a result of the camera person's skill and expression.
Then I suggest you list your photography goals and the technology that will best help you achieve those goals. Select the system that you feel will best assist you.
Remember cameras come and go. ie you are prepared to ditch you 550D and move on. The high price of lenses and accessories (spent over time) will force you to stick to either Canon or Nikon.
If it is the trophy object (camera, car etc) that gets your rocks off. Then does it truly matter which camera you actually purchase... Buy the one that says WOW to you and makes you walk that bit taller.
The only reason that I buy Canon was that when I was prepared to buy my first dslr, the 550D was the best in the market, at a price that I was willing to pay, at that specific moment in time. I am now invested into the Canon system. I choose not to know anything about any other Camera manufacturer, as I am not prepared to devalue what I have already spent.