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As somebody who owns a 7D (since it came out in 2009) and a 6D (for 6 months), I can say that I like having the two bodies.  The 6D has taken over all of my photography except for sports, bif, and aviation/airshow in-flight shots.  I am planning on upgrading the 7D to the Mark II as sports are a big part of what I do.

In your situation, I would probably get the 6D first, unless your interests lean much more strongly to sports, bif, or focal-length constrained distance shooting.

Note that occasionally the 6D comes up on a refurb deal from Canon for under $1300.   That is how I got mine, and it was perfect; completely indistinguishable from new, and Canon backs them with the same full warranty a new camera comes with.

I was worried about FF lenses, and still haven't completely solved that issue.    I have the excellent Rokinon 14 2.8 which I bought on a deal, and I have the wonderful pre-art Sigma 50 1.4 EX (this lens is underrated -- it has great sharpness and the quality of Bokeh it yields is absolutely beautiful) which I used as a portrait lens on my 7D before the 6D arrived and stole the portrait shooting away and took over the 50 as a great walk-around lens.  I also everything I need in the 70+ end, but nothing in-between the 14 and the 50.  I've been filling in by renting occasional lenses at ProPhotoSupply in Portland, OR, where I can rent even the 24-70 2.8 II for $30 from Thursday evening through Monday morning (I'm lucky to live quite close to them).  I've been eyeing the Cameda Camera deal on the 7D Mark II, which comes with the 24-70 f4 IS,  but lacking a Canadian address, I'm not sure if I should try to go through with it.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Has the EOS 6D Body Ever Been Cheaper?
« on: September 18, 2014, 07:14:27 PM »
Got mine for $1291 refurb from Canon USA during another deal, with free shipping.   Camera and packaging seemed brand new, and packaged as new, but box was plain brown box instead of shiny retail package.  Love the camera, it has replaced my beloved 7D for all but action sports and BIF.

Canon General / Re: Deals at Adorama: 600EX-RT, Canon EOS 6D kit and more
« on: January 28, 2014, 12:41:15 AM »
Soooo disappointed I missed the 600EX-RT deal.  I immediately clicked over to buy 3, but they are $549 now, light scoop or no.  My 580EX-IIs and pocket wizards will remain my trusty workhorses for now.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is This the EOS 3D?
« on: June 17, 2013, 02:11:31 PM »
Sadly, the strap appears to be based on the same technology as the last several generations of straps.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS Discontinued?
« on: June 13, 2013, 04:59:32 PM »
Sad to see the choice go.  In my shooting, I rarely come across the non-IS model in the hands of other photographers so I am guessing demand is just not high enough.

If it truly has been quietly removed from the lineup, I submit the lens fondly be remembered as the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L ISN'T.

Man, my 7D workhorse, which I received 3 years ago today, just keeps getting better!   Long live my 7D!

@tdabs,  in the modes you are only getting 3 shots in, by any chance do you have bracketing enabled?

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