Thanks Dustin. The cost of buying and owning things always weighs on my mind.
Jerry, aren't you glad I mentioned the movie? Haha. Does anyone know how many AF points the Kodak camera had?
As for the 60D losing its value...well, I personally never liked the 60D. It lacks important features of the camera it replaced, and has too many features of the Rebel class...so it's not difficult to see why it's losing more value on the used market. Hopefully the 70D will address these issues, but I doubt it. Marketing attitudes have changed at Canon, along with the lower cost to build FF sensors and bodies...as has been discussed many times.
I hope to rent a 6D, and another supertelephoto lens over the next couple of months. Can't decide between the new Sigma 120-300 (if it comes out at all), and the older 400 f/2.8L. Prices to rent it have fallen dramatically, with the release of the new lens.
I rented the 1D Mark IV last fall, and it was great. But it actually couldn't AF in low light as well as my older XXD body (center point only, outdoors, 20 minutes after sunset, clear sky, same fast telephoto lens)...so that one aspect of its negative criticism, seems to be true. However, I found the noise floor to be very usable up to ISO 8000, with correction in post. The apparent dynamic range and color spectrum, also seemed excellent up to ISO 5000. So those aspects of the widely held consensus of opinions I have read about, seem very wrong. I realize many on here aren't fans of DXOMark's tests, and I can see why. Something doesn't add up there. I think they currently claim the dynamic range at ISO 100 is only like 9 EV??? That's just false.
I found the AF grouping difficult to customize and use, but I really only spent a couple of hours with that. The 1DX's AF obviously looks better, no doubt about that (and better than Nikon's)...but then everyone knows that I guess. I do think it was a mistake to abandon the 1.3x crop sensor, though.
What would be nice, is if Canon made a new crop sensor that is, let's say 1.47x...where it might still work in all crop lenses without vignetting...but allow more surface area for the sensor, than their current 1.6x, or the competition's 1.5x. If the rear of the lenses has to be changed where there's a "Canon 1.6x version", and a "Canon 1.47x version", I don't see the cost of that being very much.
That is what the 7D2 should be...a 1.47x crop sensor, at 23 to 26 MP. There, I have spoken, now Canon, make it so!