« on: February 04, 2013, 02:02:08 PM »
Back to topic then,
I am also only an amateur photographer, started out with Rebel T1i / 500D in 2010, then went full, well almost full ack six months ago after a sudden money shower and bought a 5D3. I must say, if I had waited some more months till it was announced I *think* I might have also gotten the 6D plus a nice lens instead. Image wise that's not that much of a difference, but sure the autofocus system of the 5D3 is better plus maybe a bit more ISO capable. Regardless I do not regret the purchase, it's a great cam even if you only shoot as a hobby - as soon as you learn your way around the camera with all it's settings, you're going to produce great shots. Still it's a whole lot of money for only a hobby, so be really sure you're going to use it regularly.
Two years ago I choked when lenses were more expensive than, say 400$. Today I own the Tamron 24-70, Canon 100L and 135L, which are all around 800$ each. Once you go into that high priced area, you probably won't go back.