« on: November 01, 2012, 01:58:21 PM »
1973 - Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II (manual metering, with the lens stopped down. Ugh!)
1975 - 1997 - In order, (2) Canon FTb, AE-1, A-1 bodies and about 10 lenses. The primes were good but the zooms sucked.
1997 - Canon EOS Elan II Film body (Sold all my FD MF gear. Started buying high quality lenses, taking a "systems" approach, instead of what I could easily afford. Currently own 17 lenses and haven't sold any. However, the Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 zoom I bought with the body died in 2004.)
2002 - EOS-3 body, which I still own, but never use. I still love how this handles, but the 5D3 is fully its equal.
2004 - 10D body, because I couldn't stand scanning negatives and slides any more. "Sold" the body to a friend in 2006
2005 - 5D body, because I was photographing bands at the time and the 10D wasn't good enough.
2007 - 40D body, because I was photographing auto and motorcycle racing at the time and the 5D makes a terrible sports body. A FF body and APS-C body together make a superb combination.
2012 - 5D3 and 7D bodies, because I wanted something better at high ISO than the 5D and the 40D shutter release button is getting flaky. The 5D3 is so good at high ISO that I may sell my five high speed primes from 24mm to 135mm that I used to photograph bands. The 5D was given to a friend who uses it with a 28-200 and has far more camera than she knows how to use. I still own the 40D and use it as a remote triggered with Pocket Wizards.
Oh yes, I also own a Panasonic HDC-TM700 video camera and a G10 P&S. Given enough light, the TM700 is a much better video camera than either the 5D3 or 7D, and the G10 is just so convenient.