Yes, times do change and JD, you actually made a profit selling a body??? I've always lost 30% or more on them - mainly because I buy w/o rebates, and sell when they have a $200-400 rebate
I'm patient... kinda. I seriously wanted the 50 art, but Damn if I don't wait for a sale.
When I bought the xs, there was a loyalty rebate and I got a cheap 75-300. Sold the 75-300 after a year, sold the xs and the kit lens after 2 years and I made a few bucks because I sold it to a guy who was buying it for his wife. Basically I got lucky.
I lost $300 on my 60d and I suspect I'll lose $1000 on my mkiii. But this is the business we chose...
Is that a godfather reference?
I bought my 1st 5D III from Canon 1st patch. I believe I paid $3500. After picking up 1dx, I sold for almost $2600 cash. Still cheaper than renting, if that help.
BTW...I bought my 400mm f2.8 IS II NEW in Dec 2013 around $10,000ish. The price went up, I believe BH is selling at $11,500 at this moment.
My advice, wait for body. Hurry in BIG WHITE