Jrista, I gave up waiting for the 7D II at the new year and have had 7 great months with the 5D III. As I wrote, I'll buy a 7D II if it is good but it is not worth hanging around for years or many months in expectation.
Exactly what I did. I took advantage of the combo discount with the 24-105 that ended Feb 2. My only complaints:
- The weight
- I miss the range of the 7D with the 15-85
- I am sometimes less comfortable walking around with $3,500 around my shoulders
- Surprisingly infrequently, but sometimes I do miss the fps and reach
Other than that, it's been great to be shooting with the 5DIII.